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North Salem Elementary School

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Posted August 12, 2012

I have one child that went through all 5 years at North Salem Elementary and two that are in th school this year and have nothing but great experiences with North Salem Elementary. The quality of the teachers are consistently high and they are very personable with the kids. When one of my kids was out for a while due to an accident, his teacher set him up on a program where he could keep up from home and the school provided a home tutor. Besides good academics, there are terrific, well thought out activities and chances for parents to be involved. The recent facilities update and addition to the school is also top quality and very nice for the kids to have such great facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

We just moved here from Illinois. I have two children and my son, 8 yrs old is autistic. We enrolled in North Salem towards the end of the school year (which was less than ideal) because my husband switched jobs. I cant express with enough gratitude how incredible the whole school has been to my kids. The first day of class all the children made them welcome cards. Janice Wilkins, the principal, announced them on the loud speaker and they both came home feeling like celebrities! My son has all the attention and services he needs and has the most amazing teacher, Mrs. Carol Arnold. We were dreading this move to a new school and it has been the best thing we ever did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

The only positive review on this school was from 5 years ago and the principal at the time has been gone for 4 years. When looking at "A great school has" this school has very poor academic programs and not very strong principal/school leadership, it does have some excellent teachers but unfortunately with the lack of leadership and other poor teachers (any teacher that screaming at and/or intimidating children is not a good teacher) it overshadows the good teachers. I'm just thankful that my last child is out of the school at the end of this school year. If I could rate this school at less than 1 star I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I don't think this school should have a 6 rating. My step-daughter goes to North Salem and her teacher does not return phone calls, updated the homework page on schoolnotes.com for months, and is frequently absent. Also I have had concerns and called the principal and she too also will not return phone calls. I think this school should get a 3 or 4 rating.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students86%
Female78%
Male91%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students88%
Female83%
Male91%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female62%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability42%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female95%
Male63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
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 94% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
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 15%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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140 Zion Hill Rd
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 893-7062

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