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Dr. L. F. Soule School

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Posted June 1, 2012

Soule School is an amazing school, with small class sizes, great academic initiatives, and teachers that really care. Led by a great principal that knows every child's name, this school has an unbeatable team approach to making sure every child gets what she/he needs to excel academically. Parent involvement is welcomed with open arms. I have two daughters at this school, both at the top of their classes. They are getting extra challenge. One daughter doubled her reading speed and fluency through the team attention to her needs (principal, reading specialist, teacher). She is just ending 3rd grade but now tests at a level entering 5th grade. We have enjoyed every minute at this school, and my kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

Sorry to hear about the negative experience the special ed program, but Soule has been a great place for my two kids. Our son has allergies and the Soule faculty and staff have been remarkably cooperative and very proactive in their support of our son's needs and our many special requests. Otherwise, every one of the comments of the first three reviews (dating back to 2005) still seem apply. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

Soule school needs to work closer with there aides that are interacting with the special education students and make sure the child is being treated fairly and confronts the child with a positive attitude. Soule School also needs to recognize as the parent they have every right to make decisions regarding there childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

I Love this school and most of the staff. My 4 children have all attended this school for many years. I still have two whom will be returning in the fall. I have always, in most cases have had positive interactions and experiences with the staff at Soule. My children Love attending Soule and Love most of the teachers and staff at the school so that is what matters to me....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

I have 2 children who attend this school. I am extremely happy with the staff and cirriculum. The principal and staff foster a very family oriented environment and there are many resources available for all learning styles at this school. My children previously attended a private catholic school in the area, and I was not as impressed with the opportunity for growth and learning that is available at the Soule School under the leadership of Maura Palmer, the principal. The PTA is very active and progressive. I feel the overall quality of education has significantly improved in this school over the past 6 years and would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

This school is top notch, wonderful teachers, great staff, PTA is outstanding. The children learn how to coexist with different cultures, ethniciites and how wonderful is that! I could not be more proud of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%
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

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students56%
Female37%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability58%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students70%
Female63%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)47%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability76%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students81%
Female73%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students66%
Female53%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant66%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-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 68% 89%
Hispanic 18% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 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 30%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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