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New Searles School

Public | PK-5 | 430 students

 
 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Nothing but wonderful things to say about my son's school. He was moved to this school the summer before his second grade year. At the first meeting the old school's case worker was explaining why they were going to take services away. Within 48 hours of the meeting the new Principle called and told me that , not only were they not taking services away, but he had gotten approval to put an aid in the class that would be just for him. Any time we have meet (at least once a year) to discuss his needs everyone involved in his day is there from teach to the principle, all the specialists. Anything new that comes up they are right on board to provide him with whatever he needs, even suggesting things like Dragon Speak on their own instead of us having to fight for every little thing. Everyone there is truly invested in the success of all students who attend this school. Best of all the open communication allows for us to feel totally comfortable discussing any of our concerns. Moving on the middle school next year and will be truly sad to say goodbye to everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

What a wonderful school! All the teachers are excellent and they truly care about their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2011

I went to New Searles from kindergarten to fifth grade and I absolutely loved it. Though I am now a junior in high school, and things may have changed some since I went there, I feel like it is still a good school. I was one of the students who found normal day-to-day classwork easy, but wasn't quite advanced enough to skip a grade, and there was a group of five or six of us who were given harder problems to do when we finished our normal work. The teachers were very good about making sure each student was working to their full potential and made sure that the group of us weren't bored during class. I just wanted to say, as a previous student of this school, I absolutely loved it.


Posted July 13, 2010

The staff are very caring people and try very hard to meet every child's needs. However, they were not equipped to deal with my child's special needs. I would have liked if they could've admitted earlier that my child needed a different program. Instead, I feel like we lost a lot of time trying different strategies that ultimately didn't help further my child's education. It's a fabulous school for typically developing children, though. Just not so much for special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

My child was strong academically but had social skills issues. we were recommended to enroll her in the learning together 'k' class. Her communication and social skills have grown by leaps and bounds. she is totally a different person now from what she was in the begining of the school year. All the credit goes to the teachers and staff of learning together program. Hats of to you !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I cannot say enough good things about New Searles. Our son attends their signs of learning program and the staff are beyond wonderful! We feel like we're part of a great team and are thrilled that our son is part of such a great school. Every member of our son's team is committed to his success. If you have a child with special needs, this is the school for you! Our little guy has flourished at New Searles and has a very bright future ahead of him, with a great team to support him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

I love this school. This is my son's second year and it is more like a family than a school. The teachers are great and it is run well. My son has Aspergers and so far in the intergrated Kindergarten it is a great fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

The staff at New Searles were hard working and seemed caring, but for our son who has Aspergers, it was not a good fit. They were not equipped to handle his difficulties and behavioral problems. However, they did work hard with us to find him a more appropriate program and he's doing much better in a different school now. For 'regular' kids this is probably a decent school, not so good for behaviorally challenged kids.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
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 77% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
79%
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 74% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students95%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Reading

All Students95%
Female88%
Male100%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female90%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students73%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female64%
Male83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability45%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female74%
Male35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 90%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian 7% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 17%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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