School Details

Keene Middle School

167 Maple Ave, Keene, NH 03431
(603) 357-9023
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 595 students 11 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

71%
71%
70%
68%
68%
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
  • Keene School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
69%
71%
71%
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
  • Keene School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
64%
71%
71%
78%
50%
50%
57%

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
  • Keene School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Keene Middle School is a public middle school in Keene. 595 students go to Keene Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 595 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Keene Middle School is 11:1. St Joseph Regional School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I am very surprised and do not agree with the 3 rating for KMS at all. My son currently attends KMS and my daughter also attended. The cluster program is great for creating communities and I've found the school to have an excellent mix of seasoned and new teachers that helps sustain many traditions and infuse new ideas. Both of my children were in the band programs as well as played sports. The extracurriculars are inclusive without being super competitive. Overall I've been very pleased with Keene's elementary and middle schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    KMS did not meet our student's academic needs. The pace was way too slow. Some kids need more enrichment and this school did not offer a solid curriculum for fast paced learners. Come on Keene Middle School.......you could do a lot more with your academic classes.

  • (5 years ago)

    After reading the review Mrs North Carolina wrote I had to add my review. Sorry North Carolina but being from Boston myself (which tops NC) Keene Middle School is the best school around. Dottie Frazier fights for her students and community as well as the rest of her staff. Even if I wanted to move I wouldnt because I love this school and staff that much. My children have thrived here. As in all schools the effort your children put into their work will show what they get out of it. After school activities and clubs keep the children busy and less likely to get into trouble. A very important note to add is the Zero Tolerance Policy for any bullies. (In this day and age that is HUGE!) Joe Bobbin Ed Singer and Deb Gallagher are wonderful~ Kudos to Keene Middle School ! Great job!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student at this school and I feel that it doesn't offer enough challenge for those whom require it but most of the teacher are wonderful and the adminstration is fabulous.

  • (6 years ago)

    Do not send your children here. We are from North Carolina (yes the south) and our children are about 1.5 to 2 years ahead of what they are teaching. Your child will not be prepared for much in life. The teachers seem decent but the principals and up are selling our children short. We moved because we value our childrens education. At this school everyone is 'taught' to the lowest childs ability. They call it 'leveling ' I call it dumbing everyone down. Shame on you.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has many different sports 3 art clubs 3 bands 2 jazz bands and intermural sports after school. Each cluster has its own advisor and cousoler making the children feel at ease and comfortable. The academic programs including math counts luminary readers and french and spanish teachers for each grade are exelent. I know my daughter enjoys the school very much.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a very good school to learn acacemics and social skills. I would highly recomend this school. It's the best school in Keene.

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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