School Details

Hillside Middle School

112 Reservoir Ave, Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 624-6352
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 912 students 12 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

56%
51%
74%
64%
59%
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
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
51%
69%
57%
55%
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
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
53%
68%
70%
66%
82%
62%
54%
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
  • Manchester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hillside Middle School is a public middle school in Manchester. 912 students attend Hillside Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 912 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hillside Middle School is 12:1. Holy Family Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 75%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 8%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Hillside Middle School parent support. The majority of teachers are incredible. Lacking is the superintendent school board and mayor by not supporting curriculum and not investing in educational advancements.

  • (1 year ago)

    Please be advised - The school does not know how to support victims of bullying. Mr. B. McCafferty suspended a student who was a victim. No stars for him.

  • (2 years ago)

    hated it wish i did not have to subject my child to this place i attended 20 years ago and i can only imagine it is getting worse not better lets face it it is an inner city middle school and the crime rate is higher in the inner city so guess what the schools will have more problems than say one that is outside of the city like mclaughlin and i live in the inner city have all my life so im not a snob its just the facts its not every teacher not every student but it is the average for any school located in an inner city and hillside is smack in the middle unfortunatly

  • (4 years ago)

    I never liked this school. I don't think it prepares students for High school. Everything about this school seems to be going down hill.

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel this school leaves you totally unprepared for high school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this middle school! Obviously your not going to like all of the teachers you wont anywhere at any school. But it's so not like a cattle drive! ( . it's like any other school your bound to have drama problems fights everything.

  • (5 years ago)

    Parents and Teachers have been brought together within the last year to improve the school goals. Teachers have all completed online curriculum mapping to ensure better communication on the classroom teaching with the community.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is like a cattle drive much like all of the middle schools in Manchester. As long as your child has a pulse and doesn't cause any trouble they will pass all of their classes with no effort...Although there were a few good teachers when my daughter attended the majority were sub-standard. The Principal should've been replaced years ago along with the rest of the Administrators there. The only bright spot was when Mrs. Rinker was there a truly amazing woman... may she rest in peace

  • (6 years ago)

    hillside is the best school ever!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child spent her second year at this school and loves it. Her grades are great and the teachers are very helpful both during and after school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The year my child has spent at this school has been the worst of her academic career. Her teachers were not appropriate in various situations and the office staff is not welcoming to parents or students.

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Overall score

(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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