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Thorntons Ferry School

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Posted July 14, 2013

We are on our second generation here and it is a nice little school, nothing fancy just traditional subjects and sports, small town living and learning here, unpretentious, not high profile or highly competitive, great for those who love the simple life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

I went to school here from 1999-2004. I absolutely loved this school. Most my teachers were fantastic. I still take pride in TFS and I'm 18.


Posted October 12, 2010

TF has very nice, caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

Thorton's ferry is an excellent school. All the staff we have interacted with have been wonderful. My children have severe food allergies and I have been so pleased with how careful and safety conscious they are about food allergies at TFS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

Fantastic! Principal Bellemere goes above and beyond!! The teachers are all wonderful and care about the kids and they want to be there. Also very safety oriented.
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Posted June 14, 2007

Excellent safety of our kids, Wonderful teachers and staff. I cant say enough about TFS.
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Posted May 12, 2007

Principal Carter is a wonderful principal. They teachers that my daughter has had have been wonderful. Willing to take the extra step to help her. I am trully inpressed with the dedication of the staff from the front office stuff to the pricipal.
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Posted August 10, 2004

Principal is great and takes great personal care and interest in the 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male76%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male71%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)50%
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 89% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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134 Camp Sargent Rd
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 889-1577

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