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Seabrook Elementary School

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Posted January 3, 2013

The Seabrook schools have never had a great reputation, frequently testing at or near the very bottom on test scores. Things are improving, but very slowly. Parents who live in town have expressed satisfaction only after enrolling their children in one of the local private schools, which are decent. The School Board, on the other hand, continues to insist that the Seabrook schools have always been terrific, even when they ranked 131st out of 131. The sad condition of the academics here makes the strongest case possible for giving parents school choice.


Posted May 15, 2010

Proud to say my son goes here!! The staff is great and very helpful with finding the right needs for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Went their myself and so did my two kids..Never had anything bad to say in over 35 years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

Very favorable to some kids, not so with others. Depends on who you are! Small town, only school in the town---it is a who knows who.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2007

Seabrook Elementary has come a long way. I temporarily put one of my children there 4 years ago. With full intentions of sending him to private schools. . .needless to say I now have 2 children there and a third will be starting next year. I can't say enough good things about the teaching and curriculum there. I have several friends that pulled there children out of private schools to attend SES for the education! Kudos to Jeni Mosca. . .a well rounded, caring principal that cares more about the school and her students than anything else. Oh yes and Kudos to the wonderful staff at the school. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

How times have changed. A few years ago this school was struggling. Now test scores are coming up, and kids are being taught 'where they are.' My son was advanced in many subjects and his teacher gave him more challenging assignments. In the area where he struggled, she focused on the basics. Both his grades 1/2 and his 3/4 teacher did this. In his Iowa standardized tests he was averaging 8th grade level in 4th grade--something he could not have done if the teachers had used a 'one size fits all' approach. SES has added after school enrichments including languages, fine arts, science and games. The math program--which I was suspicious of 4 years ago---is probably why the kids are scoring above state average on the NECAP. Best of all is Principal Jeni Mosca who just won a well-deserved Milken National Educator Award.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

They do not keep parents well informed about how the child is doing and what the child is learning and what the parent can do in helping that child learn what they are working on in school. I feel that they do not challenge the students that need that and do not help one on one with the students that need extra help. I feel the state needs to step in and do something or our children well be hurt in the long run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2004

I have 1 child in SES & another on her way into pre-k...and we are looking to move. The school not only has horrible test scores, but it doesnt get any attention as far as budget. I am exteremely worried that I am doing damage to my childs future keeping him at SES. I have considered private schools & other non strict style of learning schools. My child is pretty much past the curriculum that is standard for first grade, I think he needs to be challeneged. Thank you so much for this very informative website!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2004

The bottom line: Seabrook Elementary is ranked in New Hampshire dead last in the Math NH Assessment. Both the third grade and sixth grade assessments are something to be concerned about. To be ranked 131 place out of 131 schools in New Hampshire is outrageous for 3rd Grade Math Assessment. And then to be ranked 125 out of 127 schools in New Hampshire is outrageous for 6th grade Math assessment. The bottom line: Seabrook, SAU21, is using Everyday Math curriculum and the children are literally Failing. Please help the children and bring the basics back and bring our scores off last place in the state of NH. The curriculum is not teaching basic math facts, math computation and the results are available for review on the NH education site for all to review. SAU21 is supporting a substandard Math curriculum and leaving this generation without the tools to succeed, a math education.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)65%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)84%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)61%
With educational disability41%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)71%
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 89%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 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 38%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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236 Walton Rd
Seabrook, NH 03874
Phone: (603) 474-2252

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