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Kennett High School

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Posted November 12, 2013

Anyone checking these reviews should take in to account two things; firstly, there are both positive and negative feedback given for the Kennett MIDDLE school! Completely irrelevant to the ratings given, with the additional fact that numerous children from other middle schools within the district will attend the high school as well. The second part is that the Kennett High School has been relocated to a completely NEW school built recently in 2007 rendering reviews such as the one mentioning poor ventilation to be a thing of the past. The new facilities of the HIGH SCHOOL (not middle) include an extensive security camera system of the hallways, cafeteria, and parking lot to help discourage bullying and if an act does happen to occur, this event can be recalled upon using the feed and proper reprimand can be given. There is also at least one police officer on site always. Overall, anyone complaining of academic issues should be held accountable for their own grades considering the Kennett Staff provides ample teaching, material, and out of class support to those who want to succeed. How you go about your high school career relies solely on how YOU wish to hold your own head.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2010

If one looks atr the reviews they are mostly from students. I thought this was a parential review. One names a teacher . The school is lacking as test scores are dropping. The teachers state they are overwhelmed by their workload. They never get back to parents whom are concerned , even after promising to do so. Students are being railroaded from school into the courts. If a student skips class the courts are used to put a child on probation. In my day we recieved detention. I find labelling is extensive from JH thru HS. I am not happy with the Conway school and have raised Grandchildren whom attended Conway schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

I attended the school prior to it moving to its current location in North Conway. I had a wonderful experience and I had great teachers and mentors, especially in the foreign languages and math departments.


Posted May 19, 2009

I am a student at Kennett High and i love the school. The teachers challenge us. I love my teachers this year. They are very supportive and give you help when you need it. We are also number 1 in the state! There is very little i dont like about the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

After being awarded the NH school of Excelence award (meanin our school is #1 in the state based on their criteria) I think we can safely say that kennett is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2007

I believe this school doesn't have the techniques it has to be a well educated school. The kids go there for a place to be safe and they should feel safe not threatened and bullied by other kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2007

Kennett is a wonderful school with many motivated, caring and helpful teachers. With a new facility on the way, the respect and pride of the students and faculty has greatly improved over the last year. Opportunities outside of the classroom are abundant for those looking for activities. The teachers truly care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

Kennett is very educational the teachers and Mr. Richards rules. I am an eigth grade student who has so far enjoyed her experience. I also can't wait to go to the new highschool when it's open
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2005

I enjoyed my experience at Kennett High School. While, it has its problems I think that overall it prepared my for college. I think that Kennett is a work in progress and that the brand new school will definitely raise moral amongst students, faculty and parents.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 22, 2004

This School isn't a very good place to bring your children, which I am very sorry to say. Kennett has a terrible facility with a countless number of problems. Poor air quaility and a heating problem are just a couple of them. Along with that the teachers at this school are of low standards. Many of the teachers are coppurt for lack of a better word. They add points to tests for no reason. The grades you children may recieve are usually not an accurate reflection of them. The children at Kennett are a whole different story. There are some good students but I would guess that about 40% of students are 'Bad' students. There is an extreme number who use drugs as well. This school is not the place to bring your children. Do not be fooled.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
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 Students37%
Female32%
Male39%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability4%
Without educational disability42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability26%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female66%
Male42%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability7%
Without educational disability59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%
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 96% 89%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 34%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

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

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

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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409 Eagles Way
North Conway, NH 03860
Phone: (603) 356-4343

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