School Details

Swasey Central School

355 Middle Rd, Brentwood, NH 03833
(603) 642-3487
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 397 students 15 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

73%
73%
70%
85%
85%
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 2014
  • Brentwood School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
73%
81%
81%
75%

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 2014
  • Brentwood School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
73%
95%
95%
79%
79%
79%
62%

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 2014
  • Brentwood School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Swasey Central School is a public elementary school in Brentwood. 397 students attend Swasey Central School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 5% of the 397 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Swasey Central School is 15:1. The Lighthouse Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We moved to Brentwood for the wonderful school district and friendly community. The school system is the best on the NH seacoast and cannot be beat!

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent small-town school. Some ok teachers as always but most are engaged and engaging for the kids. My daughter's teacher last year was unbelievable. There is a new principal who is bringing some fresh ideas to an already excellent school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to this town right before my daughter started 5th grade. Our experience has been fantastic. The 5th grade teachers really get to know their students with 18 kids in the classroom. They integrate technology into their lesson plans. The students have independent projects using Powerpoint and they participate in classroom online blogs. My daughter is well prepared for Middle School.

  • (4 years ago)

    It does a good job with special needs children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic school. I have 2 children who went here. I cannot say enough about the school the principal teachers and staff. The teachers care deeply for the students. The children come out of Swasey with confidence and the ability to succeed. It's a great community that I feel lucky to be a part of.

  • (7 years ago)

    Principal and Teachers put up good front but something still seams wrong. I feel like I am teaching my child more than he is learning. The school test scores keep dropping even with more funding every year. very confusing....

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel the teachers have great intentions. Too much focus on Special Education and not the more traditional student. Feel they are holding my child back they need to cut down on assistants and support staff and get back to teaching. Principal has own agenda and seemed to blow off any suggestions given ignores parents toughts. too bad...

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers are great. When we met with the Principal I was not impressed with her. The nurse is a terrific resource.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son transferred in from another local school which we loved. However his experience at Swasey has been really wonderful and even better than we could have hoped for! He has an IEP in place and the team has been outstanding in making sure he gets what he needs in class in order to learn well. His teachers for 2nd and now 3rd grade have been incredible. If you are new to this area and school I can't say enough about our experience here. The principal and the school nurse (who I have regular contact with) are terrific as well! Lots of great activities and very involved parents.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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