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Stratham Memorial School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted December 8, 2013

I went to this school not so long ago, and to be honest the 6 years I spent there have been the best 6 years of my life so far. I started there in kindergarten and I was young for the grade I was in so my parents were nervous that I wasn't ready yet, but this school took care of me and my parents concerns. I love everything about this school; from the principal and the teachers, (even the janitor Bob), to the food and love I felt from the school. I recently went back to visit and everybody remembered me even though it's been 12 years since I was in their class for some of them. I almost started crying while I was there because I miss it so so much. Although this isn't the case with every child, one particular teacher here cared for me and has been my favorite teacher ever through all of the 50+ teachers I've had. And because of this teacher, I know what I want to do when I'm older: come back to SMS and teach. If you're deciding where to send your kids for elementary school, I wouldn't double think sending my kids here. Not only do they give you a strong learning base for the rest of your life, they genuinely care about every single little kid that ever walks through the doors.


Posted September 8, 2013

Our two children have never had a bad day at this school (3rd and 1st grades). The staff really care about each child, they are expected to pay attention and learn in class, they have made math and science cool. Both kids were advanced readers by the end of kindergarten, and they enjoy music, art, and computer classes every week. The parents are invited to be involved but not excessively, and all the teachers we've seen make a big effort to communicate weekly about the goings on in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

We moved to the Seacoast area from another state with a very strong education system. Schools were our biggest concern and our number one focus. We chose Stratham because of this elementary school. It has been everything we had hoped. It all starts at the top and the Principal of this school - Tom Fosher - is extraordinary - there's no other way to describe it. It's been a great experience for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

We've had such a good experience with this school. The staff are wonderful - and very kind. My kids love it, and are learning so much. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

We moved to stratham this year and so its our first year in SMS and we like it. Great teacher,Great prinicipal ,good after care at school.My focus was on Math and so far it is going great and the math skills are assessed each quarter. I didn't hear even one complaint from my kid about the school or the teacher.Very happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

my son is his 5th yr at this school, it is a great shool they are very involved with students and parents a lot of after school programs
—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.

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability91%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability82%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability80%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability90%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female80%
Male58%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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 95% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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39 Gifford Farm Rd
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone: (603) 772-5413

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