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James Mastricola Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 456 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Based on 3 ratings

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Posted February 27, 2011

Admin allowed my child to be bullied, hit and kicked by other kids on more than one occasion. Students and some teachers/parent are bullies and admin uses the Delphi technique to make parents feel like idiots. Teachers are inexperienced and unable to teach to different learning styles. This school totally disrespected my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

This is a fantastic school and I feel incredibly fortunate my children get to attend JMES. The teachers my children have had are amazing and I am so impressed with the level of volunteerism and community. I cannot say enough good things about JMES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

I have been a JMES parent for 5 years and still have 2 children in. One who will be leaving this year and another in 2nd grade. I cannot say enough great things about this school. The dedicated teachers and specialist are amazing. The truly look at the individual child and help where needed, whether it's challenging them more or giving extra help where needed. The programs offered rise over and above other schools! They have won the Blue Ribbon Award for the past 28 years and won 10 Gold Circle Awards in the 2009-2010 school year. I have thought about moving out of NH and have waited until my children are through with this school, because I love it so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

Below average staff, administration that has no clue. Caters to most common denominator (below average), if your child is intelligent, they might not come out of this school with many of the skills they came with. I wouldn't let my dog go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Horrible, horrible school. Never let your kids attend this school. There are a handful of premium teachers and the rest are awful. Of course in the 6 years we have been there, only one of my kids got lucky, ONCE. No thank you. The administration punished my kids year after year, and I was a true volunteer. I wish I could take back all of the time I invested, all it ever amounted to was thanklessness from the administration and punishment for my kids. I'll never set foot in that school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I have had nothing but positive experiences with this school. My son is in his third year at JMES and loves it. The teachers he has had have all impressed me and they go out of their way to make sure the kids are challenged and the teaching adapts to their different levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

Incredible school! As an educator, I am completely impressed with the adminstration, support staff & teachers. Everyone is there to lend a hand to students. Warm supportive environment. Many different clubs & school wide activities. This is a happy place for a child to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

Both of my children went to MES and I could not be happier. The smaller size lends to a more caring enviroment with personalized attention as needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Beware of MES! I've had three kids go there totaling 14 years and it hasn't been easy. While it is four years of their school years it's an important four years. The staff is average at best. Many are complacent and should no longer be around. If you are a parent who can donate much of your time, you have a better chance. But, if you work, look out! Year after year, my children do the same work. Do these teachers ever change their lesson plans?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I've had 3 kids go thru in 10 years and appreciate the care and consideration of the very dedicated staff at JMES. The behavior coaching (PBIS - even on the bus!), PE clubs (Jump Rope, 50 Mile recess walkers, FitKids) and Guitar Club are just a of few of the extras the staff has so generously offered. I think they make the kids feel really cared for.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability82%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability82%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability75%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant89%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability58%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 90%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Merrimack, NH 03054
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