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Pittsfield Elementary School

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Posted April 10, 2011

This school is moving in the right direction. The teachers are constantly using data and reviewing their practices, looking at how to improve them to make the best situation for the students. I would remind parents that honest, open and friendly communication is the best way to keep everyone on the same page. Keep asking questions and looking for ways to help. The teachers will be more than willing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2010

I am not satisfied with the education my child is receiving at Pittsfield Elementary School in any way, shape or form. Her teacher seems not to be able to handle educating the 14 students, which seems like a very small class compared to the ones in which I was part of as a child. There are children correcting eachother's asignments, she has unfinished and/or uncompleted and/or incorrect school work being sent home weekly and seems not to have improved in any of the area's she has the most problems with. I am truely terrified of what this will do to her in future grades. What we try to improve at home seems to get lost the very next day. I wish I had another option for education for my children, I, unfortunately, have another child who will be attending PSE. I only have 150 words. School board please help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

I think the reviews below need to updated yearly....PES is moving in the right direction, changing administration and keeping up with the changes in educational programs. My son scores well above the average in all testing here and higher than the averages listed at other schools in the area...They must be doing somthing right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Both of my children go to Pittsfield Elementary, I volunteer in the school regularly, and I have found the principal, teachers and staff to be supportive and caring. From what I have seen, they constantly seek to improve the quality of education in the school and to create a respectful, positive atmosphere for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

My two daughters go to pittsfield elementary and the teachers are doing a grate job. But, lately, our oldest daugfhter is doing alot of homework. She has to actually split into parts as to not get to frustrated. By the end of the day, its' done, but she had little if no time to be a kid. My youngest gets homework on week-ends.My wife and I put the girls education first and we do the best we can. Our education, mixed with the teachers teaching, our daughters are doing great, but the homework is to much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

I love Pittsfield schools. Both of my children go to the middle high school and are both honor rolls students. They are active in sports, drama club, chess club and National honor society. I always feel comfortable talking to the teachers and principle. I wouldn't want my kids to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

Discipline? Does that even exist in this school? Send a child who is acting up to another classroom on a 'buddy break' just gives them a new audience to tell their jokes to. This school doesn't even believe in detentions! Teachers? Should my 9 year old be able to find their obvious grammer, math, spelling, and punctuation mistakes or ask hundreds of questions they can't answer? The principle? I once confronted him about the whole 'buddy break' situation and he said 'Excuse me sir, but we come from a line of professional educators, and I do beleive *I* know what is best for your children better than you.' Parental involvvement? Zip, nada. If one child's parent's cannot involve themselves, then the entire class's parents must withdraw themselves, also. NO CHILD DESERVES TO BE 3 YEARS BEHIND ON EDUCATIONAL QUALITY!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students64%
Female78%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)43%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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 Students67%
Female60%
Male72%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female40%
Male53%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)50%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male57%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)30%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant63%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male59%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant54%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 89%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
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 59%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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34 Bow St
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Phone: (603) 435-8432

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