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Southside Middle School

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted February 6, 2014

Beware of this school! My child started 6th grade this year and it has been nothing but a nightmare! Bullying or being bullied is a way of life there and the staff is either completely clueless or they just don't care. Unless your child is an A student you will have your work cut out for you! The classes are over-crowded...I'd really like to know where the student to teacher ratio came from because it's not accurate. There are gangs and fights break out in the bathrooms. There is an armed police officer on site at all times. If your child needs extra help or has an IEP you are in for an exhausting fight to get them to do their jobs. If we could pull our child from this school we would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

This school is like a bad TV movie: "Uncontrollable kids and the teachers who support them." The academics aren't much better, in fact they're fine for 4th through 6th grade level- far below what they should be. Why is that? Is the curriculum district-wide? And why has the public not been updated on the serious violent incidents which have occurred there for the past two years? Do the kids still have to use the "buddy system" to go to the bathroom? The local paper stopped writing about it. for some reason. Hmm...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

This is my first year here and so far i like it. but its only been like 5 days so ya but i dont mind it there the kids here are awesome :) like me haha jk but i like it here much better then a private school


Posted April 1, 2011

this school do not have competent teachers, however its assistant principal is very professional and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My son is in the 6th grade here and I feel like I want to beat my head against the wall every day. 2 teachers so far have taken the road of humiliating and demeaning my child in front of the class. He has an IEP and Learning disability. They have no idea how to teach and only encourage the strait A students. Threats of violence and violence abound with no care really. I have even had a police report because a gang member from South Side threatened my house and us. I would sell my house and move just to get away if I could in this market. If you send you child here beware. I want to just pull my son out and home school him. The staff at this school fights me every step of the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

A perfect school for anyone who lives their in Manchester, New Hampshire
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2010

I think southside is an amazing school. I am glad my daughter goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I think that southside Middle school is great, the faculty teaches very well, they do not tolerate trouble, and they provide a good learning enviornment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

Don't send your kids here! I am attending Southside for my second year, and there is no respect from any students. Fighting over differences happens too much... my friends and I are labeled as 'outcasts' and constantly picked on! The adults don't care about this, therefore I wouldn't recommend this scool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2008

hey i think its a great school my brother got a very good learning experice so i love the school im going in too sixth grade there so i love the school and its not overcrowdedand parents are notified by the events that happen and they do care about the school so get over it cause those r not true
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

This school does not care about the students. There is no effort made to help the children learn. The teachers cause more disruption to the classes than the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

This school is not a very good learning environment, but the teachers try to do their best. The school is way too overcrowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2006

Not a great school! Parents are not notified in a timely manner of events that take place at the 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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
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

All Students49%
Female52%
Male45%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)26%
Asian66%
Hispanic or Latino33%
Multiracial39%
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)43%
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability56%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant49%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 231%

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male54%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)48%
Asian67%
Hispanic or Latino52%
Multiracial50%
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)58%
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability70%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 250%
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 Students43%
Female48%
Male37%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)24%
Asian80%
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability9%
Without educational disability51%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant43%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)47%
Asian80%
Hispanic or Latino35%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability60%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant52%
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 Students47%
Female42%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability53%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability73%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant65%

Writing

All Students38%
Female45%
Male30%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability44%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant38%
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 63% 89%
Hispanic 17% 4%
Black 10% 2%
Two or more races 5% 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 52%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: (603) 624-6359

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