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Merrimack Valley Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted February 26, 2014

Lots of bullying. I see kids being bullied everyday and teachers do NOTHING about it. Even some of my friends will report bullying and nothing is done. Not a good environment to be in.


Posted September 16, 2009

It's a great school that constantly tries to improve to help the children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Every teacher that we have come across at MVMS has been wonderful. They definitely care about the success of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

The teachers in the Merrimack Valley School District are highly respected and are well liked. They spend more than half of their summer at conferences and classes to make our school a safe and the best it can be.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability11%
Without educational disability76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male74%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)50%
With educational disability32%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability4%
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male68%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability35%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students51%
Female70%
Male29%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability9%
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%
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%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 2%
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 29%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14 Allen St
Penacook, NH 03303
Phone: (603) 753-6336

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