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Sunapee Middle High School

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Posted May 6, 2013

Mr. Baker really ties the school together. Not only does he teach his students very well, but he teaches them in a way that is fun and gets the students involved. His various drawings and jokes make his class the highlight of the day. As the song goes, Mr, Baker; he is awesome awesome awesome!


Posted December 4, 2012

As a former student of this school and a parent that has 2 children that have or are attending this school I would not recommend this school. My oldest child had learning problems and behavioral problems and they treated him like the plague. My other child is the total opposite. Very bright, quick to learn and no behavior problems. Even this has been a problem. She tested 1 point away from distinct in Math, then entered Sunapee Middle School and the math program was a joke. She started testing lower and lower. If I didn't enter her in Algerbra in 8th grade I am sure it would have gotten worse. As for the Culture in this school, If you aren't in the right click your child will be overlooked in all aspects including sports. Unless you can smooze the right people, SEND your child elsewhere. Has been like this since I have gone there, but now it seems to have gotten worse. I was going to give the Parent involvement a higher rating until I read where it said, treats like a partner not outsiders, that would depend on what that parents status is with their click and how much money you have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

sunapee middle high school has been responsible for many students adding to the statistic of high school drop outs. for example a student i once new who was very bright and musically gifted was put through a great deal of stress from the administration. for example, the student used to spend many of his lunch periods in the music room (while there weren't any music classes taking place). After the second time the principal "caught" him playing guitar during lunch; he required the student to be followed everywhere he went from 7:00am to 3:45 pm. this included trips to the bathroom, the nurses office, the lunch room, the library, to and from ALL classes. the student was no longer allowed to bring his guitar to school either. even worse this pitiful excuse for a school denied special education services on return for his second try at senior year. this student struggled very hard with emotional and learning disorders and without the help of special ed he would never be able to succeed in graduating. this is only a small portion of what the administration has done to just ONE student! the principal of this school is only concerned with a good rating, not equal education for all kids.


Posted August 28, 2012

This school is great, its even better than a lot of private schools. Its a small school so the kids don't get bullied or anything too. There are many excellent teachers that all are nice and funny but still teach you very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

i go there now, its good, i guess. i only have my perspective (honors everything) and for my classes the teachers are very helpful, give plenty of time for assignments, and dont grade harshly. There are things i majorly dislike about the school, most of which havent effected me much, I.E. late slips: When a person is late (usually becasue they couldnt get to class in three minutes) the teacher tells them to walk back to where they came from, interupt the teacher of the other class to get a little note that says that they were late, and walk back. by this the student both misses almost ten minutes of class, and interupts someone else's, when they could have only missed a couple minutes if they didnt have to do all that. small stupid stuff aside tho, good school (xc team stinks)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

Absolute joke!! Do not even think about sending your kids to this dump. Pathetic teachers completely intimidated by anybody outside of this tiny community. If you have bright kids they will be totally compromised by these idiots. My kid is highly gifted - they did not even notice (because he is not from the town) , huge mistake thinking your smart kid will do well here. Avoid like the plague
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

I am a student here at sunapee schools and i am more than pleased with the education and activities.Sunapee has better sports activities than normal schools they work hard to keep the students in shape and getting them to try new activities.The classes are really good the teachers will go out of their way to help the students learn and understand what they are teaching.Here the students dont have to fight for attention becuase there are not many students so the teacheres can get to everybody. The teachers form an after school club to help the students if they are having trouble i myself was struggling but the teachers tried time after time not giving up on me now i am getting a's and b's i am more than satisfide with the schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

I am currently going to school here at SMHS and it's been fun but the teachers are not that great over all. I have been going here for about 2 years and my brother, 3. So far I don't think that this school has a feature in being a good school. Teachers are too up tight and do this stupid thing called a blue slip which just shows you that your stupid, but it's supposed to let your parents know that you didn't do your homework. Overall i would not like to go to this school, beside's to see my friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

Poor admin, teachers aides leave much to be desired, most teachers are ok, some should continue schooling in areas of diplomacy, and the school is not well equipped to meet the needs of children is special learning issues. Do your child a favor and find another school if you are thinking of mving in the area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

I am a former student of this High School, and if my experiences there have taught me anything, it is that Sunapee students have it lucky. We are able to tap into a quality of education that is denied to many students in this very state. From conversations directed at college students in my own age group, I have heard horror stories of old equipment, miserable teachers, and an incapable staff at their high schools. While our school isnt as highly rated as most private schools in the state I believe we are lucky to enjoy an education such as the one offered here. I have seen the good and the bad from this school system and while it isnt perfect, the good far outweighs the negative. The teacher are beyond excellent, they are selfless. Many giving up their well deserved rest time in order to better facilitate the students with recreational activites.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 18, 2004

Extremely poor administration. Teachers are good but have to deal with lack of quality administrators. We finally gave up and put our child in private school. The administration needs to get updated on harrasment policies specifically verbal. School board does little to support families. Overall the quality of education at this school is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

I attend this high school, and I am very pleased with it. It is clean, the people are nice, the food is good (as good as can be expected that is) and it is just overall a good place to be. I feel comfortable there, and I feel that the teachers are willing to go out of their way to help students, which is really important. This school however, is very undiverse. The entire student body, exept for one person, is white, which isn't really that good, because their isn't much diversity. We don't really learn about other people and their cultures through the people themselves, we learn it through books. Other than that, I really do like this school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
79%
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 69% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%
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 64% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
86%

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 Students94%
Female89%
Male101%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students84%
Female75%
Male89%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Writing

All Students76%
Female92%
Male62%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 90% 89%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
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  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
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10 North Rd
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: (603) 763-5615

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