School Details

Birch Hill Elementary School

17 Birch Hill Dr, Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 594-4340
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 492 students 15 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

74%
72%
74%
81%
75%
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
  • Nashua School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
71%
77%
75%
73%
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
  • Nashua School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
70%
74%
75%
68%
77%
60%
52%
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
  • Nashua School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Birch Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Nashua. 492 students attend Birch Hill Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 24% of the 492 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Birch Hill Elementary School is 15:1. Broad Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My stepson goes to this school and I am completely unsatisfied. School has paperwork showing shared custody yet we have to constantly remind teachers to send him home with copies of report cards and notices. We have to reteach him how to do problems on his homework that the "teacher" supposedly went over during the day.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing! The teachers were the best and i actually cried during graduation.I still visit my teachers to this day. I wish i could still go to this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School Great Teachers. My son joined the school in Grade 4. His teacher was Mrs. Nelson. She is great teacher and a very nice person.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son had Mrs. Gorelick this year for second grade and would have had her again next year for third grade if we had not decided to move to another state. She is the best most amazing teacher my son has ever had. She is very patient and encouraging. My son loved going to school everyday and was so sad b/c we were moving and he would not see her next year. He actually cried b/c he did not want a different teacher he loved her so much and enjoyed her class. I was amazed at all his improvements especially in his reading level since having her for his teacher. Losing her as his third grade teacher is the only disappointing thing about our move. I wish I could throw her in box and pack her up too....LOL! Mrs. Gorelick~ you are awesome!

  • (4 years ago)

    When my son was at a private kindergarten his teacher informed me that she felt he was intellectually behind and should be coded. I took him out of private school knowing he was a bright child and sent him to Birch Hill for first grade. His teacher immediately recognized his learning issue as being an attention problem. She referred him to the reading specialist and I had him tested through his doctor's office. He was diagnosed with ADHD and with the school's help and a few lifestyle changes (diet and behavioral) my son has thrived. Birch Hill staff has been by our side every step of the way and I now have a happy well adjusted straight A student! The staff at this school genuinely cares about each and every child that walks through their door and are slow to pass judgement but quick to offer help.

  • (6 years ago)

    I did not feel that my child was not challenged enough. Overall I am very satisfied by the efforts from administration and teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a previous student at this school two years ago and I think that this school is amazing. The taechers and the assembly's and where the fundraising went to I thought was really thoughtful and fun. Mr. Mckean mrs. Donohue mrs. Chaperian and mrs. Nagle were my teachers and I thank them very much and for all the good times.

  • (8 years ago)

    My Daughter went to this school for all 5 grades and she and I knew she was very lucky to attend this school. Her Dad died when she was 6 and that year was rough for her until she was assigned to Mrs. Johnsons class. Mrs. Johnson had a similar situation as a child where she lost her parents. I can not put into words what a wonderful inspiration she was to my child and myself as a single parent. We had to move out of the area of Birch Hill and we applied for a variance per special reasons and she was accepted to continue learning at Birch Hill for all 5 years. I wish I could write more but word count wont allow. Thank You Birch Hill for saving my child. We love you all and will never forget. Ms. Kim Mello

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school from k-5th grade. I'm pleased with the overall quality of the school. Has good music and math programs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is heading into her last year at Birch Hill Elementary and she has developed beautifully academically and socially. I have a great appreciation for this schools staff including teachers principals and councilors. I couldn't be happier with the guidance and education she has recieved at Birch Hill.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is my 10th year as a parent of a Birch Hill student. This school is a great place for students staff and parents. The principal Mr. Richards creates an atmosphere of appreciation and respect for all.

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