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Pittsfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 160 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted March 9, 2013

We had 3 students in this school system and though the school is making marked improvements in teaching staff, and gradual improvements in curriculumn alignment, the process has been too slow to benefit most students. Four Blocks: The elementary school utilizes 4 Blocks which largely neglected teaching of phonetics, basic grammar, syntax, and spelling. EDM:The elementary school utilizes Everyday Math which neglected to teach students regular long division (where you end up with a decimal) or handle decimals without converting them to fractions. The EDM method did not teach how to divide a smaller number by a larger one, i.e. 37 divided by 99. Most EDM methods are so non-traditional that parents need the reference manual to teach themselves how to help their student. Our students did o.k. but only because we made sure the limited class choices at the high school level were supplimented with online VHS and/or VLACS classes. Limited extra-curricular activities other than basic sports and student government. There is no active band or chorus at the middle/high level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

I currently have 2 teenagers in the Pittsfield Middle High School. Both of them enjoy school and are both honor rolls students. My oldest is also on the National Honor Society. They both are involved in sports programs and one is also enjoying drama and band. The teachers take individuals interest in both children and the principal knows all the kids personnally by name. I have been very happy with Pittsfield schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

I have graduated one child who entered a well acclaimed 4 yr nursing school and another currently in 12th grade doing very well and will enter college in the fall. I have been actively involved in my childrens education here in Pittsfield for 13 years. For a small town of under 4000 this town, school administration and school board have done remarkably well on a very tight budget, considering a faction in the community that acts irresponsible at the school meeting by cutting the budget upwards to $150-200,000 without knowing the consequences it takes on programs. A dedicated group of teachers , administrators, and coaches do what is best and right for all students providing them with a solid foundation to continue their education and become good citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2005

I feel that the school needs alot more parent involvement. We let everyone else run our childrens education, which to some extent is fine. I don't think the principal or the school super have the best interest of the children in mind at all. I have felt we needed more of a hands on approach from the principal as well as the parents. Yes I am a tax payer and yes I attend the meetings and I also follow my childrens school progress and activities.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
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 Students34%
Female31%
Male36%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant34%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%
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%
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 43%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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23 Oneida St
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Phone: (603) 435-6701

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