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Pollard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 535 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2013

Horribble horrible this the school is a bad bad. Teachers are mean. They dont teach good. Education is very bad. Cafeteria food is horrible too.


Posted June 6, 2013

Pollard has been a great school for the kids, however, if you have a child with a learning disability, or any other emotional/anxiety issue, this is not the school for you. They don't listen to what you have to say, they lie, they give you the run around, and nothing ever gets accomplished because they're too busy worrying about their own selves and the school's reputation.


Posted May 14, 2013

There is a storng sense of community at Pollard. The staff and administration creates an enviroment that sustains this. I have heard good things over the years from other (former) parents. I am glad to be able to experience the care for our children and the hard work that goes into creating a pleasurable learning environment that's safe and effective. There are some top-notch teachers in place at Pollard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

As a former student of Pollard Elementary School, I must say I am not very impressed. I was completely shocked by the flat out rudeness of a few of the teachers. I had quite a few complications with teachers, although there are some great teachers working at the school. I particularly liked the care of the guidance teachers. I went down there quite a few times for emotional issues. I would walk in crying and walk out with a smile. Very impressive as I have extreme emotions. The principal is satisfactory, although just barely. She must really step up her game and deal with things appropriately. Academically, though, the school had little to be desired. An improved SPED program would be a great idea. I really did enjoy being a reading buddy to one of the kindergarten or preschoolers. Before, he didn't talk much. After, he hugged me. The program improved both of us in a way. If I had the opportunity, I would do it again. I didn't really notice how much I loved it there until the bus to go home started moving on the last day of fifth grade. Seeing all of the teachers waving, some of them on the verge of tears, reminded me how many people cared about me. I would recommend Pollard.


Posted November 15, 2009

I love the fact that Pollard School is very caring and watchful of it's students. Having bus and car pick up monitoring. Also love the small school.


Posted May 19, 2009

Quality of saftey awareness was poor and the leadership and concern for the students within the school was obviously lacking.Would never reccomend this school to anyone who is looking out for the safty of thier child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

Good academics - wonderful teachers. Less impressed with principal on administrative level. Can see the lack of connection she has with teachers & parents - any parent who volunteers even a little can feel it throughout the school - although the students don't seem to be tuned into the tension there. If that changes I would consider pulling my children out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

This is a very questionable school. Academic programs for gifted children is nonexistent. Meaningful programs for special ed kids is also pretty nonexistent. I have seen both of these with my kids. Middle School seems much better at handling special ed, but not gifted kids. Good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

Terrible terrible terrible, what else is there to say. I had to pull my kids out and send them to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2005

This school has poor leadership, disgruntled teachers and an unhealthy attitude toward learning. Unless you have a special needs kid. They are well cared for and respected. Children who behave well and are academically aware, definately get lost in the cracks. While my child recieved straight A's all through the 5 years, she had an actual 3rd grade education. Trying to send her to a private school in 6th grade was a disaster. She had to have special tutoring just to meet regular standards. How does a child who got A's every year, end up like this?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

This is a great school. Teachers are kind and caring. They give a 110%. No child will slip through the cracks here!


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students74%
Female63%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability57%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)58%
With educational disability43%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)20%
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)64%
With educational disability66%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)0%
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female93%
Male69%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male65%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
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 93% 89%
Hispanic 5% 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 20%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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