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Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)

Charter | 6-8 | 413 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2014

This school is AMAZING! It definitely challenges you. For those of you interested in Science and Math, this is the place to be. It has a very friendly environment. All the students and staff are nice. Perfect place to be unique, and be yourself.


Posted September 24, 2013

My son was completely bored in the public school system and he is finally getting the challenges he needs at ASD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Wonderful STEM school for students in grades 6-12. Very difficult curriculum for some students (physics, integrated biology and chemistry beginning in 7th grade), but for math and science students it is a great school to be in. Funding is difficult for charter schools so the parents are asked and expected to help the school with time and/or money, but it makes for a close school community. School is now in Nashua.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

Excellent school. Top notch teachers and programs. My kids love it. If you need an academic challenge, this is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

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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

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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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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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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 3%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 0%N/A26%
Female 36%N/A48%
Male 64%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • French
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  • Spanish
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  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Internet access
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486 Amherst St #1
Nashua, NH 03063
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