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Neshobe School

Public | PK-6 | 418 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted February 27, 2014

A lot of the staff dont do there job there is a lack of communication with some staff member and parents the parking is a mess
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

I can't explain what a good feeling I get when I drop my two children off at Neshobe in the morning, and drive the rest of the way to work. We are greeted, every morning, be the principal and many of the staff, who brave all sorts of weather, to make sure traffic and pedestrians are directed safely, and to make sure that every pupil gets into their building. My kids look forward to going to school most days, and actual try NOT to stay home, when they're sick. I don't remember ever having the kind of enthusiasm for classes that they have, and I think the staff has so much to do with that. Thank you for making such a wonderful place for our children to spend the day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

I love the teachers here at Neshobe. Other than that...there is no safety in this school. Other staff that works there are very rude and disrespectful. I feel they do not care about any child in this school. They need to be more concerned about the children. The parking lot is UNSAFE. Also no staff is out during drop off of children before school. I feel this is unsafe. In order to be respected there, you need to dress like someone that is rich and snobby. You will fit right in with the horrible staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

Neshobe is exactly the type of school I had hoped to find for my children, one with a strong sense of community, parent involvement and excellent leadership. A school that is large enough to have great equipment and teach top notch academic skills and yet small enough that students are all known by their first name. I've been a Neshobe parent for 11 years and feel grateful for making the choice to live in Brandon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

We are in the process of moving to Brandon from Florida. My boys are going to be attending Neshobe this Fall. I have to say, just from visiting the school a couple of months ago and speaking to the staff, I am very impressed. I can't wait for the boys to start. The school seems extremely caring and eager to help us as parents and all of the teachers we had met were super eager and genuine, really caring about each individual child. Certainly a HUGE change from the school that my boys are coming from! Looking forward to a great first year and years to follow at Neshobe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Neshobe has a wonderful sense of community within the school. You can see that the staff genuinely cares about the children, and their lives. The kids are amazing - there is so much creativity to be seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

My two boys attend Neshobe School in Brandon, VT and there is not enough I can say about how wonderful this school really is. There is not only a committment for excellence that is acheived through the phenomenal faculty at Neshobe, but there is a true sense of community that inspires all of the students and parents in Brandon. Words cannot describe how proud I am that my children attend such an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Teaches comitted to their profession. A school where students come first and foremost and each child is taught at his/her own pace.


Posted November 29, 2004

After coming into the school from two other local school systems, I wish that my daughters had had the opportunity to go to Neshobe from start to finish. The amount of support in this school is far beyond anything else that I've experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

Neshobe is a wonderfully vibrant school. It is clearly an awesome learning enviorment! Community is what Neshobe is all about!
—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.

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 64% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female22%
Male54%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male47%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male77%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female56%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female85%
Male73%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female71%
Male34%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students73%
Female87%
Male64%
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 93%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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17 Neshobe Circle
Brandon, VT 05733
Phone: (802) 247-3721

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