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North Hampton School

Public | PK-8 | 477 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2003

Our family loves North Hampton School! There is a low student-teacher ratio, extremely qualified and dedicated staff, lots of individual attention and enrichment (like a ropes course behind the school!) Eighth graders leave the school not only kind, well-adjusted and civic-minded, but high achievers who graduate in the top of their class at our regional high school or get accepted to the nation's best private schools if they choose to apply. Standards and benchmarks used by the school were developed using national and state standards, and the school is continually examining the best ways to teach and meet these standards. Subject areas may be integrated in thematic units to cover more material and to make learning more 'real' to students. There is much 'applied' learning and project work. The school's service learning program for 6th through 8th grade is one of the best in the region. (See this example: http://www.lighthousekids.com/) There is much school spirit and community feeling among students, but not always among the parents.


Posted June 22, 2003

What an incredible school! I have two children who graduated from this K-8 school. They went on to have incredible high school experiences because of the wonderful start from North Hampton School. I have two children currently at NHS. The teachers are nurturing and caring, while meeting my children's academic and emotional needs. The principal is a true leader, committed to doing what is best for children at every turn.


Posted June 22, 2003

We came to the North Hampton School having experienced two other top-rated districts and have been overwhelmingly pleased with the level of professionalism and overall quest for excellence that we have observed at the school. We are thrilled with the individual attention our children receive in classrooms with 1:11 and 1:16 ratios (our friends still in the other districts are green with envy). We have never experienced a more dedicated staff - they are responsive, enthusiastic, communicative and eager to try new ways of reaching kids to make learning meaningful. Recognizing that one style does not fit all, each of our children's teachers has gone out of their way to ensure that material is presented in such a way that our children come home excited about what they have learned and eager to absorb more. This is a very hands-on school: The teachers make the lesson plans come alive (our second grader has been learning about Shakespeare and can articulately relate his plays to modern times, and our older child has 'lived' in Greece and through medieval times) as well as tying in each discipline (i.e. art and music) to the core theme. In addition, the students perform community service, helping them to recognize that giving back plays a vital role in being part of a vibrant community. It is amazing that so many NHS graduates go on to excel at institutions of higher learning, but given the foundation and enthusiasm for lifelong learning that they receive at this school, it shouldn't really be surprising. Children live up or down to the expectations of their parents and their school. NHS sets a high bar, and the kids who want to excel, will.


Posted June 14, 2003

The school needs more textbooks in the classrooms. The children are no longer taught the basics in the lower grades. Children no longer know how to spell, now that spelling test are not given. Many children are now being taken out of the school and sent to private schools!


Posted May 4, 2003

North Hampton school's expectations are too low and the academics are lacking 'the basics'. Many of the skills are behind other public schools.


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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 70% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
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 70% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
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 69% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%
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 64% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students56%
Female64%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)18%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)27%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female100%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability40%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female97%
Male72%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability40%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female87%
Male56%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability30%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students88%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant90%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability54%
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students65%
Female84%
Male51%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant65%
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 91% 89%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
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 10%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 Atlantic Ave
North Hampton, NH 03862
Phone: (603) 964-5501

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