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Wilson School

Public | K-5 | 395 students

 

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Posted November 29, 2007

My husband and I are the proud parents of two Wilson School Alumni who are now in High School and Middle School respectively and two current Wilson School students who are in 4th and 5th grade respectively. My husband and I have been parent volunteers there for the ten years we've lived here in Manchester. During that time we've seen two Principals the first of whom just retired at the end of last year after many years of dedicated service and the other who has worked her way up through the ranks at Wilson over the last 30+ years. Both were/are dedicated, exceptional people who believe in quality education for our children. We've also seen many teachers. Some have retired and others have gone on to spread their wings to challenge themselves by taking what they've learned and try out new school districts. More to follow later...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

Our grandkids attended a good school district when they lived in Missouri, so we were very apprehensive when they moved to Manchester two years ago. But now, we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of education they are receiving. Our granddaughters raved about their 5th grade teacher, Ms. Demore. In November, we had an opportunity to visit our grandson's kindergarten class. We were so impressed with the way Mrs. Cooper interacted with the kids. We listened in while she taught. She obviously had the kids complete attention and respect. She invloved everyone and never talked down to anyone. We were treated like celebrebrities. Our grandson, Ethan, absolutley loves Mrs. Cooper, and eagerly looks forward to school each day. And now, we love her too and consider her a member of our family. Jim & Linda Ralston, Raytown, Missouri
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

I was very skeptical of my son going to an inner-city school like Wilson. However the Kindergarden teacher that my son had last year proved me wrong. She went out of her way with every child in her class to make them feel good about going to school and made them very willing to learn. We went on a trip to New York and she bought my son a disposable camera to take picutes of his trip and gave him a note book to write a story about his trip. I was so afraid that my son would not do well academically. I was very mistaken! I think that the teacher that my son had last year should have received THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD! If I had of know how to go about getting her nominated, I would have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

My Daughter goes to Wilson . Overall I think the school is ok but I think there could be better communication with Teachers and Parents . I also think Manchester School district as a whole could do a LOT better with organizing things much better. We moved here from another part of the country and were use to getting info in the mail right before school starts about who the kids Teachers were going to be etc . Here,they don't do that. I'm always having to call around trying to figure out when they'll let us know . It's frusterating. Even Wilson's school website hasn't been updated since 2000 . Plus I wish ,Manchester would state what supplies are needed for each grade ,that's another thing I never see. These are such simple things .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

My three kids went to wilson school, they have the best teachers, my kids loved the school and they learned alot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Both of my boys have gone to the Wilson school the last two years. I was very pleased with the attention the teachers paid to any problems the boys were having. They were very helpful in getting back to me regarding any questions I had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

my child was in first grade there. the teacher she had was so involved with ensuring that she was getting a complete education. she also was helping to make the right decisions for my childs medical issues. i am really pushing to keep my child in this school for the remainder of her elementary years now that we have moved outside of the zone. i personally believe that this is the best school in manchester. from the crossing guards to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
38%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
22%
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 Students32%
Female28%
Male34%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
White (non-Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)34%
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability37%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students33%
Female40%
Male28%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
White (non-Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)36%
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability38%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant33%
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 Students44%
Female44%
Male45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Title I program (current)43%
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability50%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant44%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Title I program (current)34%
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability42%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)49%
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male34%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)45%
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant47%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female32%
Male14%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)22%
With educational disability9%
Without educational disability24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant21%
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 41% 90%
Hispanic 32% 4%
Black 13% 2%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 89%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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401 Wilson St
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: (603) 624-6350

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