Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Milford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 649 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

9 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 3, 2011

We love this school! The teachers work hard to provide the best education possible. Sounds to us that some of the concerns listed are personal agenda issues and not really reflective of the school as a whole. This isn't the place to grind your axes. Needless to say the parent that signed his name has also had issues with the town's youth baseball league and other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

When it comes to children with special needs the school actually doesn't care. Their grades are manipulated. It's based on effort and not knowledge. I thought that's why they implemented IEP's. Have you really taken the time to ask your child questions on the routines of their 1:1 associates during a test. I have. If your child receives modifications and accommodations that doesn't mean they are entitled to the answers. Your child will take a test, hand it to their 1:1 when they are done and that 1:1 will let them know which answers are wrong and to correct that question. Sometimes this step will take place more than once per question. If your happy that your child is passing with flying colors this year maybe its "US" the parents that need to be re-educated. Steve Hatch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

The overcrowding problem has been addressed. The school is now a grade 6-8 school. I believe the highly qualified teachers do a great job whether your child is excels or needs extra help the teachers and the principal will work with you to help do what is best for each student. There are lots of extra curricula activities from Jazz Band to art club. There are plenty of after school sports. There is also an after school enrichment program with an extended day program as well. Overall, a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

I agree with the parents who have only had average or below ratings for this school. There are some very good teachers at this school, but there are definately some very bad ones! Unfortunately, the school is not willing to listen to the parents when suggestions are made about what teacher your child might respond to the best. If your child is an excelling student, he/she will thrive in this school system. If your child is average or needs special help, he/she will be ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

Although currently overcrowded, that issue is being addressed in town. The teachers in this school are top-notch, almost all are rated 'highly qualified' by the State of New Hampshire. The music program is progressive and excessible, expanding to meet the needs of the students. Art is imaginative and displayed throughout the school community. Curriculum is constantly assessed and updated to meet changes in State and Federal guidelines and effectively prepares students in core subjects. The teaching staff is a mix of veterans and those with three to five years of experience and combines to provide a flow of ideas that is shared in grade level as well as department meetings. The principal is a dedicated, informed administrator committed to educational excellence. Milford is fortunate to have such a quality school.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 26, 2004

This school is pretty good except that I wish teachers took more time to directly communicate with parents. Sending home a bulletin does not constitute 'communication.' We had our daughter tested for possible learning problems but when they were not bad enough for special ed, the concerns that did show up were ignored. There is one really bad teacher who makes many children cry in her classroom. But the other teachers were really nice, very good, and we don't judge the whole school by this horrible woman. Bullying is sometimes tolerated, depending on if the bully's mother threatens to sue the school. If that happens, the victims are punished instead. I have little respect for the principal, who although very, very nice, is simply not a very good leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

We've had 3 daughters go through this school over the past 8 years. We love the school and teachers. We couldn't have asked for a better education for our children, but you can't please everyone. The teachers are responsive and there is always some sort of communication taking place between home and school. Each of our daughters have had a very positive experience there. Our middle daughter has an LD and has been quite successful at the school thanks to the special education department. Teachers go above and beyond there. The afterschool program has been wonderful. The new administration has made a difference at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

I love this school! The teachers are great and really take time to meet the kids. It is a little bit over crowded though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2004

If your child is in need of special services for learning disabilities you do not want your child in this school. Elementary schools do a wanderful job but the middle school drops the ball and the servies are just not there. The school does the bare minuium required by law to keep costs down. The school's philisphy is 'your expectations for you child are too high.' This is no way to educate our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 70% in 2014.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
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 69% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%
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 64% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)65%
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability23%
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability34%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability45%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students60%
Female73%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 89%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 2%
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 24%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

33 Osgood Rd
Milford, NH 03055
Phone: (603) 673-5221

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


The Rsec Academy
Amherst, NH






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT