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Highland-Goffs Falls School

Public | K-5 | 514 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is awesome!!! I love the way that the teachers really care for the children,and keep the parents up to date on what's going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I loved going to this school I attended this school for kindergarten - grade 5. The teachers are nice. The only Thing I hate about this school is even if only a few kids misbehave the whole class gets disiplined durning recess time. Other than that I think this is the best elemantry school in sau 37.


Posted May 18, 2013

This school and its educators leave a lot to be desired. However the PTA and parents are very active if you can fit in w them. Don't expect to be told anything you will always have to find out yourself. If things don't come home or get to school be prepared for your child to be blamed even tho more often then not its the teacher who loses the papers or just never hands them out. They say they do not punish the group when a few students misbehave but that is not the case at all. So if there are problem kids in your childs class who will not listen the class as a whole is usually penalized. But when confronted they always deny that from happening. The class size is far to big and if your child needs or has a 504 plan or IEP believe that it will not be followed nor will your child be provided with whats in it. Alot of the teachers just don't care. Not to mention they hv such high number of students in each class w 10 or more on 504 plans and IEP's in reality how can they teach all of those kids differently then all the others. So its not exactly their fault but regardless of that the school as a whole is very lacking. Manchester school district is not a good school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

We love this school! The principal, assistant principal and PTA are very involved. Teachers are available, and the children are in a very safe place and are encouraged to enjoy the learning process. 2 kids in, we are very happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I am very happy as is my child at Highland Goffes Falls. As stated below I don't really like the open air concept of the classrooms. But, somehow they make it work. I enjoy all the family activities they have to offer. If I had to change anything it would be the walls and the lack of playground supplies/equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I love this school and it's teachers , as do my 3 boys .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Mr. Paul is a wonderful principal. He really cares about the children and parents. If I had to say one negative thing about this school it's the open concept. I have a child with difficulty concentrating and I think the openess of the school distracts him. But I really like the education that he is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

Couldn't ask for a better school for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

Of all the schools in sau 37 HGF outshines them all. As a former casemanager for severely emotionally disabled kids and a mother to a son who has a disability I could not choose a better enviroment for my son. They actually listen to me..and Mr. Paul thinks that the child comes first(how novel) Love the school, love the principal and my son's team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

This school is execellent! The teacher welcome you into the classrooms to volunteer. My child has liked all of her teachers. I think the kindergarten needs to be longer than 2 and half hours but the teachers pack a lot into that time. Great School in Manchester!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

This school is fantastic. The principal is so dedicated to the kids I cant say enough how wonderful it is to have someone you know is devoted to my childrens education. There are a couple of teachers that the school could do without but all in all I just love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I teach at Highland and as a member of the staff am very involved with parents. My staff members work hard and are committed to student learning. We are also open to working with parents to improve their children's/child's learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2006

This is a school where the principal is 'all about the students'. Parents are always welcome to join in helping in various commitees or classroom assitance. My children have/are attending and we always feel welcomed. Each year I see ways in which the school has improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

Highland is a tough school to get involved in. the teachers are also tough to get along with.
—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 74% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
35%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
White (non-Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability65%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
White (non-Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability69%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female65%
Male50%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant57%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant57%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female51%
Male45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant47%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female63%
Male30%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant44%
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 80% 90%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2021 Goffs Falls Rd
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: (603) 624-6334

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