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Hillside Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted March 28, 2014

Hillside Middle School parent support. The majority of teachers are incredible. Lacking is the superintendent, school board and mayor by not supporting curriculum and not investing in educational advancements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2013

Please be advised - The school does not know how to support victims of bullying. Mr. B. McCafferty suspended a student who was a victim. No stars for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

hated it wish i did not have to subject my child to this place i attended 20 years ago and i can only imagine it is getting worse not better lets face it it is an inner city middle school and the crime rate is higher in the inner city so guess what the schools will have more problems than say one that is outside of the city like mclaughlin and i live in the inner city have all my life so im not a snob its just the facts its not every teacher not every student but it is the average for any school located in an inner city and hillside is smack in the middle unfortunatly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I never liked this school. I don't think it prepares students for High school. Everything about this school seems to be going down hill.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2010

I feel this school leaves you totally unprepared for high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2010

I love this middle school! Obviously your not going to like all of the teachers, you wont anywhere, at any school. But it's so not like a cattle drive! :( . it's like any other school, your bound to have drama problems, fights, everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2009

Parents and Teachers have been brought together within the last year to improve the school goals. Teachers have all completed online curriculum mapping to ensure better communication on the classroom teaching with the community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2009

This school is like a cattle drive, much like all of the middle schools in Manchester. As long as your child has a pulse and doesn't cause any trouble they will pass all of their classes with no effort...Although there were a few good teachers when my daughter attended, the majority were sub-standard. The Principal should've been replaced years ago along with the rest of the Administrators there. The only bright spot was when Mrs. Rinker was there, a truly amazing woman... may she rest in peace
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

hillside is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

My child spent her second year at this school and loves it. Her grades are great and the teachers are very helpful both during and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

The year my child has spent at this school has been the worst of her academic career. Her teachers were not appropriate in various situations and the office staff is not welcoming to parents or students.
—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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)36%
Asian65%
Hispanic or Latino42%
Multiracial43%
White (non-Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)41%
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability61%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 120%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)59%
Asian62%
Hispanic or Latino62%
Multiracial57%
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)58%
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability71%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant65%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 140%
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)33%
Asian35%
Hispanic or Latino24%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability56%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant49%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)42%
Asian67%
Hispanic or Latino34%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability65%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant57%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)16%
Asian53%
Hispanic or Latino13%
Multiracial36%
White (non-Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability7%
Without educational disability50%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male50%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)39%
Asian64%
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracial82%
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability67%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant60%

Writing

All Students35%
Female48%
Male21%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)8%
Asian36%
Hispanic or Latino11%
Multiracial45%
White (non-Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability5%
Without educational disability42%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant35%
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 70% 89%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Black 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 43%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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112 Reservoir Ave
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: (603) 624-6352

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