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Amherst Street School

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Posted September 18, 2008

My daughter attended this school from K-5. My son started here in kindergarten too and is now in 4th grade. We've had plenty of opportunity to get variances, but this is an excellent school. The principal, teachers and office staff go above and beyond what is required of them. You would be hard pressed pressed to find a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Im a parent of one and my daughter has just started in kindergarten with mrs. krom i thought it was going to be the hardest week i would go throught but with all the great staff and teachers they made it comforting. I also love how they send home plenty of reminders when they have thing going on especially on early release days. Amherst St is an awsome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

My son went to Amherst St. from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The teacher style varies as with any school. Overall the experience he had was great! When he had an issue with a bully in 3rd grade and the principle was immediately involved and the bullying stopped. I did feel when he needed the extra help they gave it to him. He was struggling to read in the 1st grade and they put him in a special class that actually turned him it to an excellent reader and he went on to go into advanced classes! The school had many programs throughout the years like no bullying, eat right, exercise and fire safety that really stood out. The school is very safe and the staff is friendly and helpful!
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Posted April 12, 2005

My son is a fifth grader in Mrs Duquette's class and I think she is a wonderfull teacher not only does she keep him interested in learning but she also keeps a open line of communication with me,(good or bad)which is very important to me.
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Posted January 24, 2005

My daughter is in Mrs. Krom's Kindergarten class this year.I am extremely pleased with the teacher's ability to communicate with the children,also the principle seem's very interested in the school.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Title I program (current)64%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Title I program (current)76%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Title I program (current)59%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)61%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant60%
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 Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Title I program (current)56%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant50%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female68%
Male43%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)55%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female58%
Male35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)45%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant45%
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 50% 89%
Hispanic 34% 4%
Black 8% 2%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 75%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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71 Amherst St
Nashua, NH 03064
Phone: (603) 594-4385

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