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William Allen School

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Posted March 6, 2011

Thus far William Allen has been a great school. The staff truly care for the kids enviornment, and are working to bring high tech equipment to the classroom which benefits the kids. The principal stands outside to greet the kids in the morning, and gets hands on in making sure they are safe and cared for as they enter and leave the grounds. They hold monthly/bi monthly meetings with the parents of each grade over coffee to talk about what's going on and to address any concerns parents may have. There's a strong sense of community, topping any of the many schools I went to as a kid, and have so far sent my daughter to. The teachers are available via email, notes, you name it - willing to help and talk about any concern you may have as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I have had two children that both went through their first 5 years of school at William Allen, one of whom was diagnosed with Asbergers, a type of autism. I have never met more caring people than the teachers and principal at the school. My child required extra attention because of the Asbergers and was given that attention and support by everyone at the school throughout the entire five years. The principal's involvement was way over and above what would be expected as it was obvious that there was nothing he wouldn't do to try to motivate the children. The teachers were involved very heavily with extra-curricular activities, most on their own time. I wish there had been a William Allen school when I was in school. They are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

I had my doubts about sending my child to public school but this one exceeded all my expectations. The principal and all of the teachers give 150% to the children as well as the community. William Allen has won awards for its excellence in reading as well as being active in the community. I am very happy with all of the extra help the children recieve who may need it. The principal has even dyed his hair purple as a goal for the children to read more and it worked:) I never had a principal care so much for the children when I was growing up, I consider myself extremely lucky that my children are attending this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

This is a school in need of reform. It was my experience that the teachers have no one that holds them accountable for their actions nor does the principal. Their is little follow through in educational plans, little follow through with disciplinary actions which in my family's case, left my children in an unsafe environment where any kind of learning was a challenge. In our case, my son was singled out, often set into time outs, not allowed to go to the restroom, to the point where he had accidents at school and wasn't sent home. I was assured though, that he was in no way a behavior problem. Even the principal,had no idea what kind of 'time out' discipline was used in this classroom. Think it over carefully before you entrust your most prized possession to these people.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
66%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students66%
Female48%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)65%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students77%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)82%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students64%
Female53%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)69%
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female54%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)65%
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)61%
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)57%
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female54%
Male52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)50%
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 91% 89%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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