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Elm Street Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1166 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 20, 2013

I am a parent of a new 6th grader. I have so many questions that I have been asking about school work or they days off calander, I get no answers. I wrote in my daughters agenda, which is supposed to be very "important" in the communication process between parents and teachers, I get nothing in return. She is having difficulties at home with her homework because certain teachers do not provide the proper books for them to lears/study/get information from. The one time so far, its been 4 weeks of school, that my daughter brought home an Atlas, first off, it was a 1994 edition, cover/back pages also random other pages were missing. How are our kids supposed to learn with tools like that? I understand this is the "inner city" middle school and I have to say, so far, so good. Seems the "cliques" stay to themselves and let the other students be. I do, however believe that students can achieve their goals with a set mind and a sense of knowledge to keep and stay out of trouble here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

The team did not follow through on what they agreed upon. The teachers are overwhelmed and the leadership is underwhelming. Knowing what I know now, I would not have sent my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

I thought that this school was overall great. It gave a chance for students to socialize and make friends with new people. Elm street also had some great teachers. Although some of the other students aren't as friendly. There are many so-called 'mean girls' and gangs. There are also a lot of fights.. And there's a crazy art teacher who is obsessed with dragons. I mean, the kids call her dragon lady. She's creepy.. She also has a dragon puppet and talks to it.. One time, she gave the whole class C's for the trimester. She also gave my friend a detention for no apparent reason. I don't like her.. But overall this is a great school. I had fun and experienced many new things. I totally recommend this school!


Posted March 20, 2012

had to switch teams of teachers a few mos. into school due to staff behaviors. counsel services very helpful. staff not communicating via mandated internet program. teachers oblivious to behaviors of students in class as we have brought issues to their attention and they were completely unaware. gym class ridiculously unsafe. art teacher obsessed with dragons- shows dragon movies? come on! kids begged to be removed from that class. very disappointed yet know there are also good teachers, unfortunately, the bad are quite bad, inappropriate, negligent and unaware of their impact on students' lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

I've been very disheartened by this school. My son went to Main Dunstable Elementary, was a straight A student, president of Green Club, #1 in Math Olympiads, and aided teachers in helping other students. He transitioned to what Elm St calls their "Honors" class. I find 90% of the teachers to be inept. They do not follow through on committments and don't communicate with the parents. They try to rely on a web portal of which they don't know how to use. They wont committ any extra effort to helping a student progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Some kids like me need more one on one help in sertain subjecs which the teachers are incapible of giving!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

My daughter loved Elm Street and I did as a parent. Even though it is not in a great part of town, it is an awesome school. My daughter cried on the day of 8th graduation, so did her friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

My son graduated from Elm St. last year. He is an excellent student and would do quite well where ever he went. I wish we could have sent him somewhere else. Teachers come and go in Nashua. I attended multiple concert events and was totally embarassed to be there. Some of the parents were barbarians and so were some of the students. At graduation last year one student had to be physically removed from the room by a teacher because he was harassing another student. All in all, If you love your child send them some place else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

WAY to many GANGS and fighting kids in that school are stupid,smart,or just don't care!Im very dissapointend thats why i brought my child to fairgrounds they are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

I currently attend 7th grade at Elm Street and my teachers are amazing at what they do and my classmates are the brightest kids I know. All in all, Elm is an amazing school with wonderful teachers and clubs and, given the choice, I wouldn't go to any other middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

yes, there are some fights. Why choose this school? Well, I almost made the mistake of not going. I had a choice and Elm Street was my last-minute decision. It was a wonderful experience and because of the large size and everything, but it was one of the best school years in my experience. Last year, in sixth grade, I had an Excellent team and wonderful teachers. Now I am in seventh grade in a different school district. I like it, but it is definetaly a very different enviroment than in Nashua. My teachers were so amazing at Elm Street, and they had a great influence on me, helping me further discover my writing skills. I do miss Elm Street, and I am so glad I went there last year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

I went there and it was friendly and they taught with great hearts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

I find this school to be disappointing...but much of that has to do with the attitudes of a few...I do know that many of the teachers are dedicated, and very good teachers--however the curriculum they are given to teach is sorely lacking in many ways. The Math program and Reading program used(the latter is used up through 6th grade) give the students no sense of completion...they are always in transition from one thing to the next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

I am very dissapointed with the school. Curriculum seems to be dumbed down to get better results rather than stronger effort in teaching. Teachers need to spend too much time dealing with misbehavior because parents aren't teaching their children to behave properly in school and because of 'mainstreaming' the challenged children neither they nor the rest of the class gets what they should get out of the education process. It has nothing to do with the 25-30 student class size as that was the same when I went to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

I had the pleasure to attend this school as a child, and my daughter currently attends. The teachers are dedicated and have the ability to teach. There are excellent sports and other programs at this school.
—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 74% in 2012.

357 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

357 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
66%
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

The state average for Math was 69% in 2012.

367 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

365 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
66%
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

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

372 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
49%
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 Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)54%
Asian79%
Hispanic or Latino39%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)42%
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability71%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant63%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male58%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)70%
Asian93%
Hispanic or Latino48%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)48%
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability72%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant64%
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

Math

All Students48%
Female49%
Male46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)31%
Asian85%
Hispanic or Latino30%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant48%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)38%
Asian77%
Hispanic or Latino36%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability12%
Without educational disability62%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant55%
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

Math

All Students48%
Female44%
Male51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)50%
Asian72%
Hispanic or Latino17%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability54%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)78%
Asian81%
Hispanic or Latino44%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability74%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant66%

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)86%
Asian86%
Hispanic or Latino35%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability59%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant53%
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 73% 90%
Hispanic 17% 4%
Asian 6% 3%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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117 Elm St
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 594-4322

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