School Details

Beech Street School

333 Beech St, Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 624-6314
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 607 students 9 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

32%
55%
74%
45%
62%
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
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
59%
77%
43%
59%
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
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
57%
74%
36%
60%
77%
24%
42%
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
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beech Street School is a public elementary school in Manchester. 607 students go to Beech Street School and are mostly Multiracial, Asian, and Hispanic. 93% of the 607 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Beech Street School is 9:1. Wilson School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 36% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    GReat school..... everyone works hard and they hold kids accountable.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the most welcoming school is state. I have had to move alot and my kids have had to go to alot of schools... they are doing very well here.. Principal knows all the kids names and checks in on them on a regular basis. Counselor helped my kids adjust to this school and help out with some personal problems we all were having. Very helpful school... they are only rate low because of one test... that is not fair

  • (4 years ago)

    not fair to give one because of one test... Everyone tries.. Principal helps kids .. teacher work really hard counselor helps kids with problems

  • (5 years ago)

    This school offers more programs and provides more opportunities to all the children that go there. They start with morning programs and kids can go early to have a story read to them. This is important since some don't even have books at home.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school in poor neighborhood. Should be one of the model schools in the country. Princple is involve and their all the time. The kids love her and this year she started a principle book of the month and reads it to all the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Alot of the kids don't speak English but they work hard at teaching them. The teachers and the principal help all kids no matter what.

  • (5 years ago)

    School is very good teacher secretary and principal very very helpful. My children love school and I want my children to stay at Beech Street School to get a very good education

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers go above and beyond. They give kids hats mittens coats and clothes when they need them. They teach them and make the kids work real hard. The math this year I couldn't do but my kid knew it and explained it to me

  • (5 years ago)

    Beech street school has a wonderful principal who loves all the children and makes them work real hard. The teachers are wonderful and helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    Beech Street School makes every child feel important and like they count. The Principal makes all the kids feel special and smart and she tells she expects them all to graduate from high school even kids who don't even speak English. She tells them she wants them to go to college

  • (5 years ago)

    If you have not gone to this school you might not like it. Once your kids go you see how great it is... even though it is located in poor section it gives a great education to all

  • (9 years ago)

    My children are doing very well at Beech Street School. They love their teachers and the teachers work very well with them. I do not like they have classrooms outside and the children have to walk back and forth into the school. Everyone cares about the school and the principal is very welcoming.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children love this school and they get a good education.

  • (9 years ago)

    This year every class is using Responsive Classroom and teaching children to be respectful of others. It is located in a poor area but the Principal teachers and support staff care alot of the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Neighboorhood school very welcoming great teachers and principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a mother of two children who attended this school. The youngest was removed from school due to safety concerns. The principal has little to no understanding of these children and more often then not refuses to work with parents. The teachers (for the most part) are dedicated and caring. It was a sad day for the school when the previous principal retired. loss of the kindergarden graduation was very upsetting (but has not been the only program eliminated since the current principal began)rules and discipline are important but the principal needs to remember these are young children many who come from poor and/or broken homes.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am the mother of four children who have attended or are attending this school. I feel our children are not getting the education they deserve from the teachers or staff for many reasons. First the classes are over crowded. We now have two portables and are expecting more. Second the neighborhood surrounding the school is one of low income and I feel that is looked down upon by most of the staff and teachers. A lot of parents in the area have given up and the teachers don't seem to care that not only have the parents given up but the children have to sensing no one really cares. There have a handful of teachers that do seem to care and like what they have chosen to do but not enough to make me feel comfortable in the fact that I don't have many options as to where I live right now and where they go to school. If I did it wouldn't be here and it wouldn't be that school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Overall I love the school. As far as parent involvement there isn't much there are just a handfull of mom's who help out as volunteers. The principle is ok but needs improvement. There is no Kindergarten graduation or 5th grade graduations. The principle feels that there shouldn't be because she doesn't want the kids to feel that it's the end. Which is ok but Kindergarten wouldn't have known that. I would have like to see them do a graduation for our children in the kindergarten class. They deserve it.

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