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Newmarket Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 541 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2013

The school has exceeded my expectation in every way. The teachers are wonderful, always available, personal, caring and provide a wonderful balance between academic achievement and social skills. I have a special needs child and one the excels, both have been nurtured and are thriving. Thank you Newmarket Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

I've lived here for 2 years and I feel completely like I'm being pushed out of this town. I have 2 special needs kids, who have been bullied and the school did nothing. I have been bullied by the staff. one staff member even told me I shouldn't of had my last child. They lie, threaten (was told by another staff member he wanted to tell me how he really felt but couldn't because there were witnesses) they play favorites. I'm told how horrible I am because my son needed new shoes. (was going to buy them on my day off that weekend but my neighbor got a gift card to go buy her child new shoes, complete double standards there! Wish I could pull them out and homeschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

I don't care so much about test scores. It's a number that don't reflect every thing that goes on at a school in a day to day basis. Right now I have 3 kids in school and I highly recommend it. All the teachers I have met have been very caring and interested in the kids as persons. The new principal is energetic and involved. You always see him everywhere in school. We get weekly emails about what's going on, events and such. The PTA is very active and involved. Lots of extra activities for the kids: Lego club, drama club, jump rope, choir, book club, art club just off the top of my mind. Everybody (school staff and parents alike) is very open and welcoming. The school gets Blue Ribbon awards every year for the number of volunteers it has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2012

This is a great school. Our son came from another school were he didn't felt good and fought each day before going. Here he feels included and loved. It amazed me than in a school of 500 kids, whenever we went to the schools people would greet him by name when he had only been at the school for 5 months or so. The teachers go out of their way to engage the kids and take a personal interest in them. My son is very shy (it's also very sensitive and a little OCD) but he has opened up a lot. Academically he has learned and had fun doing it. Now I don't have to fight with him every morning about going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I think this school system is well overdue for a change. My husband and his sibling have been through the system, and graduated many years ago, and now our children have started going there, and unfortunately things are just the same as they were back when they went to the school there. The teachers and staff seem to be very sincere and are great with the children, but the school is way too small, and overpopulated. Whenever there is a school function, I dread going simply because its so crowded, and people end up sitting on floors etc because there is no room. They combine the middle school with the highschool, which I feel is totally inappropriate. When we get the reviews from the school about how the students rank statewide as far as testing, reading skills etc, I cringe because their averages are so low....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

I think the teachers are very good and care a lot. The facility is a problem and needs to be adressed soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

I have two children in this school system. The elementary school is outstanding if based on the teachers alone. They are the most dedicated group of professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with through the very active volunteer program. However, the administration is stagnant and unwilling to give the needed support to teachers when called upon. I echo the previous parents' sentiments about being an active parent...demand the best for your children. These teachers are amazing and willing to go to the ends of the earth to advocate for their students. They are willing to stand up for what they believe in even if it requires them to challenge the administration. They are second to none as far as we are concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Newmarket has been a really great school. We are a military family and so my son has only been in this school for a short period, but Mrs. Sullivan and his jumpstart program teacher Mrs. Donovan have done wonders with my son. He comes home everyday and shows me how they have taught him his letter sounds and how to remember them and has really improved on his writing skills. Jumpstart has really helped to try to catch him up. Being a military family we move a lot and my son does have to miss here and there and adjust to new schools, but they have done a great job not only with his learning, but my son really does love his teachers and talks about them all the time. I am just hoping his new school in virginia beach next year will be this great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

Newmarket Elementary is a terrific school. The teachers and staff are amazing! They love the kids and make learning fun. The school facilities are getting old but they make improvements all the time. I'd recommend our little school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

Cute setting. Facilities inadequate. Many claases now being taught in trailers. Town attempting to pass budget for 16 million project for new schook system. Math cirriculum at 1st and 2nd grade level very basic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

We have a seven year old son, attending newmarket elementary school, that requires special education services. Our personal experience, overall, has been a very positive one. We have found the teaching staff to be very knowledgeable and very interested in the welfare of our son, and all the students. It has been very evident to both my husband and myself how much they care about our son and want to do the best job that they possibly can to teach our son. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this school system. One thing that is crucial, however, is to be an active participant in the school system, and be very aware of what is going on with your child's curriculum. The key is to try to work with the school, and minimize/work around whatever conflicts you can.
—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.

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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 74% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability9%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)50%
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students80%
Female91%
Male69%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability47%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant81%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability30%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male54%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant61%
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 87% 90%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 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 8%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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243 South Main St
Newmarket, NH 03857
Phone: (603) 659-2276

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