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Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 824 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted September 26, 2013

School is overcrowded with up to 38 eighth graders in one class. Textbooks are in terrible condition. The Board of Mayor and Alderman do not consider education to be a priority. The per-pupil funding is the second lowest in the state. Not acceptable for the largest district in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS FAMILY ORIENTED SAFE CLEAN AND STUDENTS ARE VERY HAPPY. COMMUNICATION IS EXCELLENT TOO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

McLaughlin Middle School is a great school.i like how teachers make you find answers and not give them to you.its one of the best school I've attended in my middle school years.i think it a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

I love Mclaughlin!!!!!!!!! its a great learning enviornment, and its shows in all the 4.0s students get, i'm in my last year at Mclaughlin and so far its been a wonderful year. You learn so much because the teachers challenge your answers and actually make you think!!!! I would definitly recomend this school because students are all very welcoming and nice and so are the teeachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2008

This is the best school ever!!!! The staff and teachers are very nice and they will help you a lot through the years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

My son attends McLaughlin as a 6th grader. His Necap scores were MUCH higher than what is represented here. His teachers are very good with keeping in e-mail contact with me about any homework issues or praise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

My son attended McLaughlin for 6th grade and half of seventh grade before we moved out of the district. Overall, the school fulfilled his needs. I had a problem with parent-teacher communication. The teachers should utilize email more. Although they have a web-site teacher use is very spotty. As a note, the curriculum was well behind the level at our new school district. For Manchester, McLaughlin is a good choice. However, it lags behind other areas of the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

My Daughter is in 6th grade there and so far ,I really think highly of the school and Staff in general. The Vice Principal ,Mrs. Duffy is wonderful .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

This is my childs 1st year at McGlaughlin. The open house was informative, but other than that I have received little to no communication regarding availability of programs etc. Would be nice to receive a news letter posted on the website and a place for parents to email and ask questions or voice concerns. 1st year students experience a big transition. It's important for parents to keep informed to help them make decisions and take the proper direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

This is my child's third year at this school. We have had a very positive experiance here. The faculity and staff overall are very caring and work hard to treat every child as the number one concern.
—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 74% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
44%
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 69% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

259 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
52%
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 68% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
28%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)14%
Asian53%
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracial50%
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)32%
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability59%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant52%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)18%
Asian41%
Hispanic or Latino36%
Multiracial80%
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)40%
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability65%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant57%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)43%
Asian43%
Hispanic or Latino34%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability11%
Without educational disability60%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)48%
Asian33%
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability66%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant57%
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

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)36%
Asian56%
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability61%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)42%
Asian47%
Hispanic or Latino48%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability77%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant70%

Writing

All Students57%
Female69%
Male47%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)50%
Asian46%
Hispanic or Latino29%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability24%
Without educational disability63%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant57%
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 68% 90%
Hispanic 14% 4%
Black 9% 2%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 49%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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290 South Mammoth Rd
Manchester, NH 03109
Phone: (603) 628-6247

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