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Litchfield Middle School

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Posted August 6, 2014

Now, I am being very generous giving this school a two star rating. Honestly, this school was plan bad. I was a student at this school a while ago, and found this experience to be very poor. I will have to tell you that the teachers, when I went, in the fifth, sixth, and seventh grade were great, except one teacher told a student that they could not pursue a career in a professional sport. That was crossing the line. Now, when I got to eight grade, I felt unwanted, like nothing really mattered. One of the teachers is absolutely god awful the whole year, yelling, grading each and every homework assignment, and taking a kid in to the hallway each class. They would give out tests that were unrelated to the topic recently reviewed. another one graded papers like they were suppose to be Senior quality. WE didn't even learn much in that class, but read articles that SHE answered the questions to the packet for us. Overall, the eighth grade was the worst year at the school. If you are looking for a place to move, or a new middle school for your child, do not come here for their eighth grade experience.


Posted March 19, 2014

I have two kids in the middle school and feel that the teachers and administration do an excellent job challenging students. They have a very strong music program and recently added a second computer lab. Great community, great teachers and a very supportive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

Very disappointing how this school handles gym. The school doesn't have gym every quarter. A child would have gym 1 quarter of the entire school year, and not any other quarter. People complain about child obesity, so it makes no sense to not have gym throughout a school year. I don't know about the high school, but the lower school has a rotation of gym, art, music, library. I have no idea why the middle school doesn't do the same thing. The middle school also doesn't have music. A child would only have music if they joined chorus or band. For a child to not have gym class, especially in winter, is ridiculous. I wish I had researched the school system before moving here 12 years ago. Live and learn, I made a huge mistake. Great town, great people, great teachers, but there is so much disorganization in the schools. For ie. waiting until the very last minute to announce a concert, not having gym class year round. A positive is the middle school has the child's grades online, so I can see their grades as a quarter goes, but the lower school doesn't have grades online. I hope things improve as I am thinking about moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Fantastic school with teachers and administrators who care about the kids education. LMS has teachers who are committed to education and the school provides an environment that supports their growth. The entire staff is very supportive to the children and provide the tools needed to learn and grow. As parents, stay involved in their education and know what they are doing in the classroom. I am so happy with the school and would never think of sending my children anywhere different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

Leaving the litchfield school system. Although we can barely afford it I am sending my child to private school. If you child is not high honors or a discipline problem then do not bother sending your child to Litchfield Middle School. They will get zero attention and even when they start to flounder you will hear nothing from the teachers. I have sent emails that have gone unanswered. I hired a tutor to assist in making my child more confident and proficient. My child is in the 8th grade and has never been taught the parts of a sentence and yet the 8th grade LA teacher grades papers like she is teaching a college class. Hint.. If the class average is a 56 then you are NOT doing your job. So glad this is our last year. Good Riddance. BTW by the 8th grade they should have at least been taught states and capitals. Yet we had to learn all about other continents. Absurd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

This is more geared towards the town/ schools around. I feel they need more after school programs, there are no choices. There is nothing in this town but farms. There are nothing for special needs kids. Yes I agree with the other parnet that wrote in. The kids are pressured to act or be rich. The staff is always yelling at kids, that is true. This town is very snobby. I must say a lot of the adults act like kids and are very rude to other parnets. It's really not setting a good example for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

I am glad to say that we are moving out of Litchfield. The middle school is awful from discipline to concern about their students. My daughter has been bullied on a regular basis that she does not want to go to school anymore. I bought up concerns to administration that I saw learning difficulties at home and they did nothing but look at her state scores and say she is normal. I had another situation that took place at school concerning her health and I was not called, I had to call them 4 days later due to snow days. The other child involved parents' got 2 calls the day of the event. The swearing that takes place by the students as well as improper language is ignored by staff. The lunch monitors are awful. They call kids names and then do not admit it. They yell at the kids constantly and boss them around without showing any respect. We moved here from another state which was much stricter on the kids but did it in a way that the kids respected teachers and wanted to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

I'm so glad I moved to Litchfield in 2007. My son went from being home schooled to going to a public school. They made it almost seamless. Most of the teachers are great and obviously love teaching. That says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This School has made tremendous improvement under this administration. Programs are added and improved continually. My child enoys going to school finally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

This school has a great staff and lunch service program. The lunch monitors though could be a little nicer on the kids. The buses need to step up and make kids stop swaring.
—Submitted by a student


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 73% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 70% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 69% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 64% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability23%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability46%
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability16%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students72%
Female65%
Male79%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)10%
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)18%
With educational disability23%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)38%
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students64%
Female80%
Male49%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)31%
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 93% 89%
Hispanic 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19 McElwain Dr
Litchfield, NH 03052
Phone: (603) 424-0566

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