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Smyth Road School

Public | PK-5 | 408 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 28, 2014

One of the best elementary schools in Manchester. Smyth Road is a community of families that care about their kids and the school. The teachers and staff welcome parents at the school and the overall community participates in making everyone feel welcome. Teachers are professional, caring and help each student grow academically and socially. We have had children in the school for 4 years now and have been very happy with overall school culture. I'm very happy with the staff and the quality of the curriculum and the opportunities to participate in our children's education. If I could change anything it would be the playground, it would be good to see more equipment for the kids to play on. If I were moving to Manchester I would put Smyth Road School district near the top of my must have list for a house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

I worked as a paraprofessional in the autism program at Smyth for almost a year, and I was appalled at the condition of the special ed program. The regular ed teachers either ignore the kids or treat them with obvious disdain. The Principal is completely disinterested in these students and treats the autism program's staff with an incredible level of disrespect. Everyone involved in the program is made to feel like a pariah. Not that the staff of the program are completely free from blame. There are a few great teachers and paras, but the majority of them seem to think that a position in special ed means that they are immune from any consequences of their actions. I've seen paras swear at kids, call them names, pull them across the floor by their arms, and even kick them without retribution from the administration. A teacher in the preschool consistently steals food from students to eat herself, and once prohibited me from reading to a child she didn't like. Not every staff member is like this--some are kind and dedicated--but many have just "checked out" and could not care less about the kids. Smyth may be a fine school for typical kids, but for autistic kids, it's a nightmare.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2013

Smyth Road is a wonderful opportunity for any 1-5 grader. We love Mrs. Tyler the secretary. She is kind and reassuring to our daughter. We had a delicate matter that I asked her to tell Candice and she called her to the office to explain rather then shout it out over the class room speaker. She is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

I sent two children to Smyth Road and I have two more to send. I am very pleased with this school. The teachers are wonderful and friendly as well as the rest of the staff. My children loved this school. I have no complaints about the education as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Our child attended Smyth Road and we found that we would have to confirm the sentiments of the first review to the letter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

Smyth Road School is a good school if you are not used to a progressive, teaching environment. Compared to schools in other districts and even in other states, Smyth Road lags behind in many, many areas. The curriculum is far behind what it should be. Moving from another state, I found that the majority of work that my child did here in 4th grade, was the same as work she did in second grade in the state that we moved from. Very disheartening. The principal is not very involved, and for the school being so small, with a low turnover rate, she should know just about every child's name in that school. A principal sets the tone for a school. So much more could be accomplished, but the leadership to get it done is not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2004

Smyth Road School has an outstanding reputation in the Manchester area. The best part of the school is the people. The teachers are hard-working and caring, the students are respectful,and the parents are supportive. Our children attended Smyth Road, and we couldn't have asked for a better school. We all have warm memories of Smyth Road. Students who graduated from there often return to visit.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students77%
Female68%
Male83%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
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 Students79%
Female67%
Male88%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female83%
Male59%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
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 80% 89%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black 3% 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 25%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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245 Bruce Rd
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: (603) 624-6340

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