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Heron Pond Elementary School

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Posted February 6, 2013

This school is just another school that you have to fight tooth and nail to get your child help when they need it. Big disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

MES Heron Pond has been outstanding for our daughter, now in third grade. She has flourished in both second and third grades. The school offers an enrichment program (talent pool) for kids needing extra challenges in math and reading/writing, which has very much benefitted our daughter. The staff maintains a disciplined but loving environment. Although the school is large (and soon to be larger with the addition of 5th grade, set to move to Heron Pond for the 2006-07 school year), the different grade areas are well defined and maintained and the school doesn't 'feel' large. Music, art and gym are part of the core curriculum which is important to our family, yet the basics of reading, writing and math are not compromised. The Everyday math program has been a great learning tool for our daughter. Teachers are busy yet approachable and caring. There is also a very active PTO.
—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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)13%
With educational disability37%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)44%
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant75%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)59%
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male71%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)62%
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%
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

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)38%
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female82%
Male59%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)39%
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female74%
Male40%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)32%
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 89%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 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

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80 Heron Pond Rd
Milford, NH 03055
Phone: (603) 673-1811

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