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Kingswood Regional High School

Public | 9-12 | 845 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

great faculty and staff, excellent programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Very good school. I believe the teachers and staff do their best given condition of school, budget and amount of positive parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

I am current student at Kingswood. I believe that the quality of education that I am receiving could not be easily replaced at others schools. I am able choose from a list of AP classes that is much larger than most schools. With the remodeling of the school we are going to have state of the art technology in our class rooms. Too bad i will be gone. One quick thing, about Brewster. It's funny that another review said to send your child to Brewster when graduates from Kingswood tend to get into much better colleges then Brewster, just for the record.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2009

Kingswood has been a great school for my daughter. She has been able to excel in most of her classes, scored well on her SAT and ACT exams and had access to as many AP classes as she wanted to take. The buildings need a makeover which it will be getting soon, but a quality education comes from good teachers. Kingswood has an abundance of fine teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

I attended Kingswood High School and graduated in 2006, From moving up from MA I must say, I wasnt very impressed with the school system or learning system of this school at all. There is so much drug use going on in the school that I cant believe the teachers and staff dont see it happening, during school school house and and on school grounds, SSorry for writing a truthful reviw, send yoiur Children toBrewatwer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

The people in this school are hardworking and dedicated, willing to do whatever it takes for the benefit of the students. Space is limited, as are resources, but taxpayers won't vote in the money necessary for a new school because the teachers do such a great job with what they are given. I would not think to send my children anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

My Daughter loves it at Kingswood High!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

We have been very happy with our sons' experience at both Kingswood and the Governor Wentworth schools. They were challenged and both have done well on their SAT tests as well as their AP tests. The school needs more room in the building. Our one complaint has been the lack of email to administration or teachers. The extracurricular (sports, drama etc) have been exceptional as well and have truly fulfilled our boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

I graduated from KRHS in 2002, as the class valedictorian. I was accepted at Brewster Academy, but declined their offer on the recommendation of a very knowledgeable teacher at Brewster. Although Kingswood does lack some of the resources that other NH schools enjoy, I found that a student can get nearly anything they want at KRHS, provided they are willing to put in a little extra work. AP courses at Kingswood are not structured as well as they could be, but many of the teachers (at least those who teach Honors and AP level courses) are knowledgeable and care about their students' progress. My math and science education at Kingswood enabled me to be accepted at into a top-ranked engineering program, graduate at the top of my class as a Mechanical Engineer at a well known private university, and move on to graduate school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 6, 2007

While individually the teachers are professional and caring, if you have a child who needs any form of individual assistance the administration is unresponsive. There are no designated Gifted programs of any kind, at any grade level and at the HS level there are very few AP classes offered and unfortunately enrollment in those few is arbitrarily controlled. This is based on 2 children attending district schools at all 3 levels for a 12 year period, 1994 to 2006. Very disappointing experiances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

Kingswood is not a strong school. The extracurriculars, especially sports, are strong, but the academics horrible. The quality teachers have left and many AP courses are not offered. Although most of the kids would not be interested in these anyhow. The majority of the student body does not care about the school or their education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 26, 2004

I graduated in 2004 and I have transfered from many schools and by far kingswood is the best.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 37% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
37%
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 Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability6%
Without educational disability29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability34%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female35%
Male18%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant26%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 90%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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396 South Main St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: (603) 569-2055

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