School Details

Alton Central School (Elem)

41 School St, Alton, NH 03809
(603) 875-7500
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 549 students 13 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

60%
60%
74%
74%
74%
78%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alton School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
61%
77%
76%
76%
78%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alton School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
74%
85%
85%
77%
71%
71%
58%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alton School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
76%
74%
88%
88%
79%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alton School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
69%
79%
79%
77%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alton School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
68%
79%
79%
82%
64%
64%
67%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alton School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Alton Central School (Elem) is a public middle school in Alton. 549 students go to Alton Central School (Elem) and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 24% of the 549 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Alton Central School (Elem) is 13:1. New Durham Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.9%
Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has maintenance issues it is in need of someone caring about it's safety for the children who will maintain the school building and grounds. It is an old building which requires a lot of work to have it become safe and sound for our children. There are also issues with bullying which are not being addressed at the student/teacher level. Not enough has been done as a whole to prevent bullying. Naming names is not going to help "Prevent" bullying. A preventive program should be put in place which involves the entire school attending an assembly or meeting as and entire class instead of one classroom at a time. Also teachers should be trained/attend seminars on how to handle bullying in the school/online. I do feel some teachers are lacking the motivation to teach and involve their students in the process due to lack of interest burn-out or not enough support from the school staff itself. However this school does have a fabulous preschool program and from shat I can see children with special needs tend to receive the help/assistance they require.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to Alton this year and our son is in the 8th grade. In his old school he was always viewed as a problem child. We hoped that he would have a different experience in a new school and we couldn't be happier. The teachers notices small things that were happening during class that turned out to be that our son has had a learning disability this entire time and the other school just didn't care. In the half year that their special education department has been working with him we are already seeing large changes in his work and he now likes to go to school. Moving to this town was the best thing we did.

  • (3 years ago)

    Students receive individualized education and instruction extra help from the teachers when there's problems and we've found the teachers and administrators to be very responsive to our questions and concerns. You'd be hard pressed to find a better rural public school and the community should be proud of the students and staff at ACS. To the reviewer that posted statistics about the school - what good are your stats if you don't name your source? Students aren't failing to compete when they reach PMHS. Maybe you should have been more involved as a parent? (Assuming you are a parent.)

  • (3 years ago)

    To the person who said that Alton Central School was UNSATISFACTORY in the SPECIAL Needs Department. Give me a freaking break Alton has the best ever special needs department around. That is what Alton School is known for across the state. My daughter has CP and the special needs department has done so much for us as a family and just for my daughter herself. My daughter started in Alton in 2009 and 2 years later she is starting to walk all on her own when doctors said she would never be able to. The therapists are all great and they take there time to work one onone with my daughter and they are very personal with her and loving towards all kids. My daughter has had so much progress withAlton I will never take her from this school. Her teacher continues to go to school to learn more about disabilities and such she is very loving and pationate about her job and her kids in the class.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is completely unsatifactory when it comes to dealing with special needs children. They are not equipped or educated in dealing with children who require special needs. They do not take parental demands suggestions concerns or requests to heart and feel that parents do not know their own children!

  • (5 years ago)

    Alton Elementary has the best staff there is!! Hi Everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has potential to be great because it is small enough to meet individual students' needs; however it fails to meet adequate academic standards in almost all respects. The teachers (not all) but alot are basically putting in their time for retirement - they and the administration are too intimidated to speak to parents of children with discipline problems so the school has a just reputation for having bullys. Bullys that have been fostered within this school system. Good luck to you and your kids if you choose to attend here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful little school in a beautiful New Hampshire town. People who have been residents for a long time don't realize what a great learning opportunity they have here. The staff and administration really try to support individual student needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    Alton is a great town with many things in store. With the new high school it has plently of room. The teachers are very good too.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a great small town school. Ovecrowding is a problem for this year but a new high school will solve the problem by next year.

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Overall score

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