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Gossler Park School

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Posted June 19, 2013

My son loved all his teachers he is had in the last 2 years. the teachers letting me know how my son was doing throughout the week during the year. The teachers he had are all friendly and very understanding with my so who has adhd. My child thrived at Gossler park we will so miss the school because we had to move to the other side of town. He also loved the principals Ther crossing guard is also I play and she follows the rules. She is very friendly as will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I have 3 children that have attended this school. There have been a few good teachers but they dont unually last long. They just push the kids through until they move on to middle school. The bigger problem was that the kids kept coming home with HEAD LICE! Finally I moved just to get the kids out of that school! They've never been happier! They now go to a school where they are happy! They love the teachers, the school and their classmates! I f I ever have to move back, I will do everything I can to make sure my children DO NOT attend that school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

(continued) and he is very smart as well.he just a little hyper..lol his kindergarten teacher(s),he changed teachers in the middle of the year because the first one fell ill, were both wonderful ,caring and loving. they were a big help for his ajustment to school. i dont understand all you other parents, get involved and maybe youll see what these teachers do on a daily basus they really care for our kids,there is no excuse for not be envolved in your childs education,my husband and i both work full time and have 8 kids and trust me the schools know both of us! very well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Part III Now the teacher is requesting to meet with us Parents. ( Re: see Part I and II )I have no problem with this. I was just wondering anyone had any suggestions or input that might be helpful at the meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

I don't think that Gossler Park School is the best it can be.I have a son you has attended this school for 4 years and I can not honestly say that I am impressed.He has had one wonderful teacher since he has been there.My child has ADHD, and I believe that when it comes to actually helping children who need a little extra,they are not willing to give it their all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I have two daughters at Gossler this year one in third and the other in kinder and they are enjoying it so much. Mrs Blackwelder and Mrs Filipowicz are both great. The after school programs are great! And my hats off to Mr Adams! He surely is doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2006

Gossler teachers are excellent and are very dedicated professionals. Parents in this area need to get up off their butt and start teaching their children respect! I have never seen such rude and lazy students in my life! It's pretty sad when my daughter comes home and tells me that only 4-5 kids in her class did their homework. As far as the comment of no extra-curriculum activities-LIE! The 21st Century program is great for keeping kids off the street and teaching them art-based skills! Gossler Park- keep up the great work and parents-start working with the school instead of against it! One word---respect....it starts at home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

my daughter just attended her last year. she is now going to parkside. she has been going there since kindergarden. the school has helped her soooooo much. the principal,mr adams, and the ptg has all put a big spot in her heart. violin,pepsquad,and just helping the school. i myself think that the school has improved sooooooo much it is ecxellent. on the last day my daughter came home crying because she is going to miss the school sooooo much. 'that school is and will be my favorite' she says all the time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

I really think that the school as a whole does the best ir can with what it is given. My daughter has attended her first 2 years at the school and they have both been positive! She has Mrs Hamilton (who is retiring-best of luck) who was absolutely the best. This year in first grade she is doing wonderful. I do feel that the PTG does the best it can as most of the families are working and unwealthy. Other schools have lots of volunteers andgreat extra-curricular activities but they also are dealing with different families in levels of education and financially. Mr Adams, I feel is doing the best that he can and has cleaned up the school alot since I was young! Keep up the good work and to those of you bashing the school, when was the last time you volunteered?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Gossler is a poor school and the general population of kids is poor. Some of the teachers are excellent but most of them are tired. My children all attended classes there and were lucky to have the few excellent teachers. Yelling is a common practice among the teachers when dealing with the students. At lunch the kids are treated as though they are in military school where they're not allowed to talk to their neighbor. If I could have switched schools I would have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

My child has ADHD and although his teacher was very accomodating and patient, I felt the other staff they had on hand were downright lazy sometimes. I asked for advice in vain and never felt like I had the whole story as far as my rights and my childs rights. I felt that the absolute minimum was done to help him academically and emotionally at times and when things got done it was because I suggested it and made them implement it. They have no... I'll repeat it... no extracurricular activities for children below third grade and the PTG apparently is strictly for fundraising purposes and don't really accomplish anything. I gave up after just a few months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2004

I too am highly frustrated with this school. I have lived in Manchester my whole life and am now looking to abandon my roots for higher ground. This school needs a major overhall and has much need for improvement. I understand that most of the teachers give their all and love the students but this town does not give them the means to accomplish their goals. My daughter is severly under challenged and I feel the need to find a home and school more suitable for her. Shortly put, ' Their hearts are in the right place but the money is not.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

There are so many issues that the school has. Your not allowed enough words to explain the total frustration you encounter when dealing with the PTG and staff. So far the teachers my child has had, one was great the other was horrible. I'm moving just to get my child out of that school.
—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.

About these ratings

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 70% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male47%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)45%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)55%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant54%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)60%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)58%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant59%
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 Students39%
Female30%
Male48%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)36%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant39%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)74%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female56%
Male32%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)45%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant44%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 89%
Hispanic 15% 4%
Two or more races 13% 2%
Black 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 79%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Manchester, NH 03102
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