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Timberlane Regional Middle School

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Posted August 12, 2014

I think that the Timberlane Regional School District pushes their kids way too hard to succeed. I understand that they want us to do good, but giving us so much homework and being slightly rude to students when they do something wrong is not the way to do it. I get fairly good grades, mostly A's and B's and the occassional C. But the teachers make it so hard to focus when they're pressuring you to do so well. Overall, the school system is okay, it's the teachers that make it difficult.


Posted June 3, 2013

TRMS and all the schools in the timberlane school district are very good. The teachers are caring, helpful & awesome. Just an over all good school district focused on learning and making a great environment for students to grow. thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

My son currently attends the TRMS. Many of the teachers are nice, but overall if I had to choose again, I would not send my child here. Many of the teachers do not provide adequate communication. My child actually failed a course and I wasn't even notified prior to the grade coming out. The 6th overall seemed the best of the three grades. The system has also moved to a standards based education system, and that has been a horrible experience for us as parents, and for our child who is used to getting grades. And when he moves on to high school, it's back to grades again. And if you want to help your child what level of course to take in high school, accelerated or career prep, you can forget about that. The teachers decide for them, and parents have no input at all. It's been a confusing and frustrating 3 years. If you can send your child elsewhere, I would highly recommend doing it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I currently attend TRMS and am disappointed with the teachers. I prefer my elementary school over this. My old teacher refuses to speak to me and often gives me dirty looks, although it was hardly any different while I was her student. Many teachers are disrespectful and treat us like we are four while they expect us to act more like we are twenty. The only unified arts class that I really enjoyed was art class. My teacher is very encouraging and I have gotten so far with her assistance. She is an exceptional teacher, although one of the few.


Posted February 20, 2011

( my grammar is pretty bad ) but i have to say this is a horrid school i went their as a kid and the gym teachers encouraged others to bully me because i was different . Im not sure how they treated other kids their who were different .. and also the teachers were not very supportive . When i had trouble with my work they would get impatient and angry even when i tried my best .. best advice if you live in this area , HOME SCHOOL YOUR CHILD.. just for their safety : )


Posted May 10, 2010

Lots of rewards and challenges for motivated students. Extensive opportunity in arts, sports and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

Very disappointed in the teachers at this school. They tend to be disrespectful to the students and find the only way to handle concerns is through punishment, not inspiration. The administration is unavailable and difficult to reach. We left and found a different school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

Coming from the elementary school environment, it's a huge culture shock to feel so disconnected from your child's education. We make suggestions year after year, and somehow nothing changes. It's frustrating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

My son went to TRMS for two years before I took him out to homeschool him. I never thought I would be homeschooling but he wasn't getting what he needed from this school. He was bored and considered a problem. Homework seemed like busy work and not of real academic value. He recently scored at a 12th grade level on the California Acheivement Test. He is now in 8th grade. Maybe HE wasn't the Problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

i saw the review on here from feb. 2005 and i have to so agree with this person about the teachers being rude to the students i have 2 children there and both of them have complain to me about this.. both recieve special ed. and in those classes the get help with both have Fs what kinda help is this?if i could i would move out of the timberlane dist.i have had nothing but problems for 3 years and when my childern were in this distric in elamentry i had the same problems. i wish i never moved back.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2005

I have to say, I was very disappointed with the academic quality at Timberlane Regional Middle School. My daughter was in the average math class and felt like she needed more of a challenge, so she asked her teacher to move her up to the advanced math class, but he wouldn't let her. When I asked the teacher personally to move her to the advanced class, he told me that it was only TWO WEEKS ahead of the average math class and that there would be no point in moving her. What kind of advanced math class is only two weeks ahead of the average class? Another point I would like to touch base on is the fact that the teachers are very rude to the students. One of my daughter's teachers was constantly belittling her and making her feel as if she wasn't good enough. Please e-mail me: imamoose@comcast.net for_more_information. Thank_you.
—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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

323 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)8%
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability30%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability51%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability30%
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability45%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students54%
Female63%
Male46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant54%
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 97% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 15%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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44 Greenough Rd
Plaistow, NH 03865
Phone: (603) 382-7131

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