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Paul Elementary School

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Posted July 28, 2012

I have 2 girls at the Paul school. In the past few years there have been 3 principals. In general, I think the teachers are interested in the learning and well-being of the students. However, the leadership has been in such turmoil that consistency is lacking. I also was not impressed with the most recent principal and her "business" attitude-these are kids, parents and instructors- not pawns (she is not returning). Hopefully, things are looking up for everyone at this school as quite a few parents in the area have no other choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

I do not have students at the Paul School. I am a teacher that lives in Wakefield. The two times I have been to the school to inquire about job openings, I was treated with no respect. The first time, principal refused to even speak to me and told me to leave the building after I was invited in. The second time a year later, I waited in the front office for 30 minutes while the principal and another staff member were "busy" in the principals office. When the door opened I could see a bottle of what I would call wine, and the clanging of glasses being put away. Then I was quickly pushed out of the front office and told to wait in the hallway. I spoke with a teacher in the hallway letting them know what happened. She informed me that the office staff are there for the money not the kids. This is terrible. It breaks my heart. I feel very bad for the children at this school and my spirit aches for the teachers that have to make their children successful with NO support from Office staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 3, 2009

My sons have been going to paul schhol for three years.The first year for them at the school they had great teachers,and we tgought it was a matter of luck.The second year it was even better.The third year it was the same.Since that we are moving I thought that I should share my expirence with you,and show how greatful we will almost every teacher that we had in those past three years.Since I am a caring mother I knew the point to my kids sucsess was communication between myself and the teachers and belive me they were their for me.My kids were doing better and better every year.I do belive childern can`t make it on their own without the help of both parents and teachers.Remmember parents and teachers are not perfect and nether are schools.Our kids need the help they can from both parties.Thank you TEACHERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

My children attended this school and were educatated on how some teachers are there for a pay check and not for them or their education. It's easy to get on the honor roll here when the teachers pass you through. My children are not honor roll students and need actual education and this school puts them on the honor roll. So if you want your child on the honor roll and not educated, this is the right school. If you want your child educated and earn the honor roll seek private or other public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

My son has been in the Paul school system since Kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. The school is definately rural with the educators here to be of the same. The fact that the school remains underperfoming and that no progress is being made is reflective of the changes in leadership. My son thrives in a smaller environment and unfortunately there are not many choices in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

The Paul School is a friendly, community oriented school which focuses on the children's needs. The teachers are great. My children have completed high school now, but still talk about the great times and friendships they have established at their first school. There is always something going on at the Paul School. I encourage parents to become involved with their child's education... it's a win-win situation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

I have a studaent in this school and she has been on the honor roll since she was in third grade. She is now going into seventh. You can tell that the teachers have been way to easy on her. There is a pta here. They do alot of things with the children. They have extracurricular actavites every day. They like to call them specials because they are specials. Here is were the children get to get away from their work and have a break. This is my childs favorite part of the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2003

This school is alright, there could be more extracurricular activities.


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.

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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 74% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 77% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 74% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
56%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 74% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
26%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students59%
Female66%
Male54%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students80%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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%
Female77%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female91%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female86%
Male50%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students78%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female89%
Male62%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students81%
Female93%
Male63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students66%
Female82%
Male42%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 95% 90%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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