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Mary A. Fisk Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted March 14, 2014

I agree with the previous review NOT approciate certified for special education seed program, Communication is awful and staff is rude when i drop of my son with other children they walk right by with out saying a greeting to him and acknowledge other children and ignore him i find that rude especially for a child or his special needs program and is developmentaly behind and he looks at them and they walk right by without a greeting I bite my tongue and makes my heart sink I can't wait for summer/fall and when he starts kindergarden I will be putting him in a private school with certified teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

The program is not staffed with appropriate certified people for the SEED program. It's only 2 hours of classes 4 days a week. The communication is awful, the administration staff is rude. There are better programs around the area. The first time I met the administration staff, I was told that children diagnosed by Massachusetts doctors are too quick to diagnose for Autism. I was insulted and felt that I was wasting their time. I pulled my sons out of the program and found a full day program. And my sons have made so much progress in 3 weeks then this program in4 months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

This is the BEST elementary school. My kids LOVE the staff as do I. They are very helpful with everything. They do more for their 5th grade students than any school I have had any of my kids in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

My son attends Mary Fisk school,and the staff is excellent there..They have an excellent leader in Susan Rhoades..She is a pleasure to deal with,and she tries to make sure the children are getting the best education,and making it a safe and happy experience for the student...All the functions they provide,cookout,spaghetti supper,open house,these help you get involved and get your children to socialize...Excellent school hands down.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

My son has been going to the SEED program and I could not even describe how impressed I am with the whole staff. All of the teachers, therapists, speech and language pathologists and assistants have been unbelievably compassionate, loving, knowledgeable and often times patient with my son Sammy. Academically, even at the age of 4 years old, what they have given him has been priceless. Like family, they are always waiting for him with open arms in the morning and they always send him home with a big hug. As a parent of two little ones, if this is what to expect with my children s future in Salem s school system, I am very impressed and excited for them. Thanks SEED Team!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Fisk has some of the best teachers in the district (Mr. Rose, Mrs. M&M, Mr. G). They are truely wonderful - very caring and want every student to thrive academically. However, the principal is terrible. She could care less about most of the students and parents for that matter. The staff are so-so. Overall, my daughter is an excellent student, but she could have been challenged more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

The Fisk School has a wonderful Principal, she is absolutely right on track with every student. All of the teachers seem to be 'hand picked' and each one of them are very strong in their own way. They push the children to learn and are definately into their jobs. My son takes music and plays the clarinet, he loves it. I am invited to every function and Mrs. Rhodes makes sure that as many parents are involved as possible. Fisk school has parent night, Grandparent day, Spaghetti suppers, concerts, back to school cookouts (where you can meet your child's new teacher). If there is an issue in the classroom, you are contacted immediately, never just a note sent home. I would recommend this school to anyone, they have wonderful teachers and a great Principal. An absolute treasure in my eyes. Thank you to all of the Staff at the Fisk School.
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students50%
Female36%
Male59%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students68%
Female54%
Male77%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%
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 Students69%
Female53%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female69%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant76%
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%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female80%
Male48%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
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 82% 89%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 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 24%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14 Main St
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 893-7051

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