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Thetford Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 208 students

 
 

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Posted September 16, 2013

I call this the best kept secret in the Upper Valley --get all the benefits of a private school (low student-teacher ratio) with a free public school. Amazingly caring, nurturing environment where everyone knows and cares for the kids. Teachers are smart and willing to take on new challenges and the recent administration has shaken up the old guard and brought in lots of new blood for an enhanced academic community. I had a 504 kid who was well-loved and supported and a high academic learner who thrives there. Nice group of parents, teachers, and kids with a supportive community. A lot of exposure to green education and the outdoors and much room for parental involvement in March Madness where parents teach workshops during the month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Graduated from TES last year, and to start off; I'd say that they have an amazing graduation ceremony. Also, every teacher is fun and really nice. There are no bullies and the whole school is awesome.


Posted February 1, 2009

TES is an amazing school! There is a high level of communication between the parents, teachers and administration. Parental involvement within the classrooms is welcomed and encouraged. The school offers access to a large amount of extra-curricular activities with the opportunity parental/community involvement.for There is a great sense of school pride and a spirit of cooperation and respect amongst the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students74%
Female66%
Male81%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students81%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students76%
Female93%
Male65%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Writing

All Students53%
Female73%
Male40%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 93% 93%
Black 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2689route 113
Thetford, VT 05074
Phone: (802) 785-2426

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