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Northfield Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2013

Our children have thrived in the Northfield Schools. We have been there for one year and we have seen a great improvement in overall grades and personal worth. These schools work to support the whole child, they teach them academically while supporting emotionally. I volunteer about 10 hours a week between both schools. Parent involvement is welcomed and really bridges the gap between school and home. The atmosphere at both schools is always warm and inviting. They truly try to make learning a wonderful experience for their diverse group of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

Northfield has produced many successful alumni. Our children spent their whole 13 years in Northfield schools and did very well. Teachers work hard to accommodate childrens' needs and to respond to parent concerns and parents are doing well with being involved in the system. It is small town America for sure but provides good education all around, to children of all stripes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I moved here this school year and my kids have skyrocketed! They were both low in reading and math coming into Northfield Elementary, but with the incredible work by their teachers, they are completing the school year at and above grade level! The PTO is great and there are wonderful clubs offered afterschool like the French Club and the Garden Club. The school production of Beauty and the Beast was quite impressive! Despite a bad reputation given to me by someone, I am MORE than happy I decided to ignore their advice and enrolled my kids into NES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

We're still generally new to the area, as we moved here just 2 years back. Transitions are not something my son deals with well, but the school has helped him come into his own here & is having a very successful year! His teacher is supportive, teaches with positive direction & individual planning, which seems to be the concept through much of the school. Yay Northfield!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

Wonderful town with a many great teachers. Athletic's have always been a proud part of this school. Nfld's biggest issue is its school budget


Posted April 26, 2007

The Special Education Department lacks quality personnel. The people that are in office are incompitent. The school tends to assist only those who score extremely low, and not the ones who score just below average.
—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

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 Students42%
Female38%
Male45%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 Students50%
Female51%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 Students55%
Female66%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female89%
Male45%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female76%
Male15%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

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 93% 92%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 47%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 Cross St
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-6161

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