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Milford High School

Public | 9-12 | 955 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted March 20, 2010

As a student. This is my Senior year. I wish I had transferred to another school, this school was great Freshman, and Sophomore year, but now the school has turned around. There is hardly spirit week, no fun days outside like there used to be, and no school spirit at all. Everyday I wake up to a huge disappointment. I do not get respect from any of my teachers, I am not treated the way I should be especially when I ask a question, I am simply looked upon as a stupid person when I do. I never talk back or get in trouble. I just feel like my High School years have gone down the toilet, and I feel empty, and wish I could have moved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

I often feel like parents are actively discouraged from school involvement. My daughter's IEP is rarely followed. There are some outstandingly wonderful teachers there, but there are some outstandingly horrible ones, as well. More needs to be done to prevent criminal activity at the school. There needs to be a metal detector as some kids bring in weapons. Gangs are active there, although a recent newspaper story where only hand selected students were allowed to be interviewed made it sound like all is hunky dory at the school. Education is like dirt. You can take it and grow pretty flowers in it or you can just throw cold water on it and make mud. I'm not sure what Milford tries to nurture--but unless they get rid of the gangs and criminals in the school, it's not going to be pretty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

As a senior graduating in June of '08, I have to say that attending Milford was a great experience. The Applied Technology Opens many doors for students including internships if the student is willing to take advantage of it. The teachers at Milford are all qualified and provided me with a great education that I will continue to build this coming fall at UNH.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2007

Milford High School is a great school with a great Applied Technology Center!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

As a parent of a student who graduated last year I have to say that Milford High School has a great program available to the students. The students have to take advantage of what is being offered. If there is something that is not available the school administration will work with you to get that program. The administration is very willing to work with the students that want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2006

I was a student at Milford High School but recently transferred for several reasons. 1-There was zero diversity at this school. 2- Some teachers were quite ignorant. This school is tiny and offers very little culture for a students life. If a student attended this school and never left Milford, they would probably live a boring, sheltered life. I suggest not going to this school, because I had a bad learning environment when I did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2005

As a conscientious parent, I am extremely pleased with the staff and their commitment to discipline, education, and creating a healthy learning environment. For a middle class town, Milford really puts a tremendous amount of emphasis on quality of education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

As a parent and educator (not in Milford) I am often asked what I think of the Milford School System. I have always been pleased with my son's education. My son is a sophmore. While he has many talents, writing has always been difficult for him. Teachers have taken extra time to work individually with him. Although we have seen improvement, he still has a way to go. I had wanted him to sign up for the essay writing course his sophomore or junior year. I mentioned this to his guidance counselor and discovered that it was only offered to seniors since they used it to write their senior essay. I thought my son would benefit from taking it sooner to help hone his skills. The counselor took my concerns to the staff and now the class is offered to juniors as well. I guess voices are heard in Milford!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

This school has been a huge disapointment! My children have not been treated with any consideration or mutual respect;it's almost as though the attitude is 'I am the adult.Therefore, I am never wrong and will not ever admit my mistakes.' I have asked for support from the principal on a small issue and was immediately told 'it's your problem.' The school has created an adversarial situation between my family and themselves. I absolutely feel as though they do not believe that 'it takes a village to raise a child.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

What is spectacular about Milford High from my children's point of view is the overall attitude of respect & caring, students for students, staff for students, staff for staff, that creates a calm & happy atmosphere in general throughout the school. This has to be in large part due to the modus operandi of the principal, Dr. Brad Craven: relaxed, totally involved with the staff and students, so that everyone here appears to have a sense that they know everyone & that everyone knows them. I think this non-cliquey atmsphere enables all students to do their best, whatever that may be, & to learn to locate ther own strengths in life, instead of struggling to fulfill others' ideas of what those strengths should be. I have one child who is not typical, & one who is very all-round gifted, and both say they are very happy with the system.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 37% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
36%
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 Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial60%
White (non-Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability6%
Without educational disability49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female88%
Male67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial70%
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability29%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female46%
Male23%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial30%
White (non-Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability6%
Without educational disability39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 90%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 19%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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100 West St
Milford, NH 03055
Phone: (603) 673-4201

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