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Bakersville School

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Posted August 19, 2013

If there was a rating for 0 stars I would rate that. My son has attended three full academic years in this school. I have never in the 3 years of his experiences at this school had a positive interaction with the principal. I have had zero consistency with communication between myself and staff. I have written notes to confirm dates and progress and received nothing back on multiple occasions. I have commented that the academic workload is not sufficient in preparing these children for their future in education. I work in higher education and am scared for the lack of fundamentals these children are receiving. I am looking at transferring my son out of this school as soon as possible, it is truly unfortunate that the teachers and staff do not provide more enthusiasm for the work they studied to accomplish. If you want to be a teacher....you should teach something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My kids have been there for 3 years and its been very hard my son was beat up for the first 2 years I went to the school they said were dealing days later nothing was done still I asked for a meeting with the other parent and the school they said no we cant . So I got my son in karate and he started fight back Then the school wanted to do something cause my son was fighting back I said no I got it under control gave my son high five daily My children are so far behind they haven't learned anything there but they also come home daily with drawings and coloring pages (grades 3rd and 1) glad to see they help them with drawing Not happy with this school at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

I love this school best experience Ive ever had. The principal is a little difficult but has the children's best interest in mind. The teachers here are more than accoamdating and are constanltly supporting the students. I just can't believe how lucky I got.


Posted September 16, 2010

Not impressed by employee involvement. Teacher nor principal has the time of day to listen to what you say. Try talking about specifics and they switch the subject. I plan on pulling my child out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

We have 3 children that have attended Bakersville, I feel that they have all received an excellent education. We received wonderful support during a very rough time in our life & the principal was available everyday for a five minute checkin with our family as needed. The teachers have all been more than accomodating whenever we had a question or needed a conference. I've received phone calls and emails when concerns arose & we worked them out. Considering this school represents more than a dozen nationalities it is incredible that the NECAP scores have shown some improvement each year. The only drawback I've seen is lack of parent participation. Instead of attending activities parents tend to send the child with an older sibling or neighbor & not just because they were working. If I had to do it all over again we would attend Bakersville School. Thank you Bakersville staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Both of my daughters attend this school. I have to say the principal is not in the loop unless a parent complains.Teachers are not consistent with grading and they would rather write nasty notes home than pick up the telephone to call a parent. There are a lot of kids in that schhol whos home life causes them to act out on other students and they are not disciplined for this behavior. A child in my oldest daughters class swears at the teacher and he is never removed or sent to the principal. It seems like teachers there have too much to deal with and cannot control the children. Overall quality of learning is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

my son attends kindergarten,his teacher is a great teacher, but I am very disappointed with the schools' discipline policy. 4 other boys in his class beat my son while preventing him from getting help from the playground teachers, who should have seen what was going on but didn't. when we asked how the boys would be delt with, we were told only that they would be but not how. we are currently looking into transferring our son to a safer school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Excellent academic programs as well as exceptional support for students and parents.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted April 19, 2005

I have had no problem with Bakersville, I think my son has learned a lot from his teachers, I think it is great theres not a whole lot of kids in one class, I think it gives the teachers more time with each student. I think Mrs Bickford is really really awesome. She in my book should be teahcer of the year. She works hard with her students and she takes her time with each one as needed for them to understand what she goes over. I think Bakersville is a great school! Keep up the wonderful work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

This year has proved to be a good year at bakersville I am impressed with the changes i see in my sons,I have to take back my previous statements about the school and commend them on the wonderfull things i am seeing from the school.My children seem to be challenged on a dailey basis,and I don't feel like they are just going to be babysat all day long,my children love the school. they just needed to be challenged. thank you for the excelllent jobs you teachers are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

My daughter is in Kindergarten and I am a strong believer that parents need to be active participants in their childs school. I was very disappointed to see the lack of parent involvement in recent activities and PTG. I am hoping to see stronger parent presence at future events.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
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 73% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%
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 73% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students44%
Female39%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Title I program (current)42%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability47%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Title I program (current)46%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability51%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students35%
Female48%
Male20%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Title I program (current)38%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant35%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female67%
Male15%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Title I program (current)46%
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant43%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)25%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant26%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 210%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)41%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant40%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 230%

Writing

All Students21%
Female21%
Male21%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)20%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant21%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 210%
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 38% 89%
Black 27% 2%
Hispanic 26% 4%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 84%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 624-6312

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