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Weston School

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Posted June 6, 2014

Weston school is a horrible school. The teachers are below average, and the administration is weak at best. We are constantly getting reports from the teachers that our kids are not doing well in the school, and they have concerns about our kids moving on the next grade. Yet, our kids know the material when we ask them and are very smart. They are teaching this new "Core" math at the school, which is a nationwide failure. The program has the school teaching math is a very difficult way and hard for the kids to pick up. Google this math program and you will see the many negative reviews for this. If I had the ability to xfer my kid out of the school, I would in a heartbeat. Signed A concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Weston is a great school, I worked here in the afternoons as the site director for the YMCA after school program. The principal was very accommodating, the music and gym teachers are also very accommodating. These teachers put a lot of time and effort into the quality of the school. There is always a function going on at the school too whether it is basketball, open houses or the phenomenal talent show they do every year. I would send a child to this school!


Posted November 20, 2012

I am a 4th grade student at Weston and this school has been a bad experience for me. The library has almost no books that i want because every kid renews them over and over and over again! Talk about crazy! The lunch is horrible. I mean horrible. I can't belive that kids can eat this junk. The teachers are quite average. My teacher Mr.Menswar makes learing just easy enough for everyone. They also have events such as Bingo night. THEY ALWAYS PICK PEOPLE THAT HAVE A MILLION TICKETS! I think this school is bad and for starters it could be an cheap option but like i said this school is bad.


Posted April 25, 2012

When I moved into the neighborhood in 1997, Weston had a great reputation. I attended PTO when my child started in 2003 and the parental involvement was high and there was general satisfication with the school. Then a couple of large multi-family housing complexes were built and completely change the school's demographics. Parental involvement went from high to very low. The rental housing was tax negative and came out of the school budget. We ended up moving in 2011 because the quality of education had dropped so dramatically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

This fall my husband and I will have three children attending Weston, and we love it! Our two oldest have been there for a few years and love school, and I have high hopes for our youngest who will be in kindergarten. We have always found the staff to be caring and helpful and kind. I agree with many of the other reviews that say the parent involvement is high. The events at Weston are always very heavily attended, and you really get a community feeling in the school. We are glad that our children are enjoying such a positive environment every day, and we are proud of their achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

The teachers at Weston do a phenomenal job. There is very heavy parent involvement; one never enters that building without being greeted at the desk by a parent volunteer, or seeing parents at the copier etc. They have always been noted for having a strong parent group. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Our son has attended Weston since first grade this year will be his last year. The staff at Weston go above and beyond! For our son every teacher has been the best and every year we think no one could be better. The parent support throughout the school is felt widely throughout the many events the school holds and the participation from families. It will be very hard to leave Weston this year and we can only hope that the teachers whom our son and daughter come into contact over the years can bring the same care and compassion for their teaching as the teachers and staff at Weston have done! Thank you Weston for all that you are and have done for our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

Though I'm not very impressed with the Manchester school system in general, I must say that Weston is a rare exception. I have three children at Weston and child number 4 is about to enter in the fall. The school is well rounded, the teachers are caring and the curriculum is challenging but fun for the kids. This year the entire school has been working on a poetry unit and the results were fantastic. Even the kindergarteners were able to write and appreciate simple poems. Ms. LaCascia is the best phys ed teacher I've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

My daughter attended Weston for grades K-2. We LOVED Weston. I was impressed by small class size, great art, phys ed, and music teachers, and the quality of each teacher we'ved worked with. We were sad to move out of the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

This will be our third year at Weston and we are quite impressed. We actually pulled our boys out of Catholic Schools to enroll them at Weston. Our expectations were quite high. The teachers are always willing to work with you and are very interested in your participation. The school has many varied programs in art, music and phys. ed. They also have a strong PTA. If your willing to do your part, they are willing to do theirs. The YMCA offers after school care and last year they began a few after school 'clubs' that run about an hour. We are very pleased with Weston.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The first 2 years my son was in this school it was hard to like it, do to the way they went about helping the kids that [have] need special needs. It seems to be doing better but I think they need more help in this area. Also they need to offer more after school programs for these children.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students52%
Female58%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability9%
Without educational disability60%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students63%
Female78%
Male51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability69%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability24%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 158%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability30%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 175%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female52%
Male30%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
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 71% 89%
Black 9% 2%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 41%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Manchester, NH 03104
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