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Symonds Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 326 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2013

Symonds school staff is highly dedicated, and there is a strong sense of community among the parents and teachers. Nonetheless, the school needs an increase in funding of about 20%. The salaries for teachers in NH are low, and the funding for supplies is minimal. Given the threadbare nature of the financial support, the staff puts in long hours, class sizes are small, and we parents are very lucky. Wish we could have continued the fifth grade language program, which just fell to the axe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

The education my children have received both academically and social is extremely excellent. The test scores may have been lower before, but due to the dedicated staff implementing quality changes, we have improved dramatically. I would recommend this school to any student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love the ongoing oppertunities to be an involved parrent. Symonds is absolutely the best school! My kids love the sincerely caring principal Mr. Kate and the teachers as well. A very supportive, family oriented school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

This is my grandsons first year here(1st grade). They made him feel comfortable, by having a special 'get to know the school, and meet your teacher' before school started for the year. He did not have a good experience last year, but this school, and teacher make my grandson feel comfortable going to school. They seem to be on top of things and act on them asap.


Posted March 5, 2007

I think this school is great. They work with you and keep you informed about the school and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
55%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)71%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Title I program (current)100%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female82%
Male94%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)70%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female82%
Male53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 90%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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79 Park Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-3405

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