School Details

Dr. L. F. Soule School

173 South Policy St, Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-7053
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 237 students 11 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

75%
82%
74%
75%
79%
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
  • Salem School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
77%
77%
75%
80%
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
  • Salem School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
78%
74%
71%
82%
77%
67%
65%
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
  • Salem School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. L. F. Soule School is a public elementary school in Salem. 237 children attend Dr. L. F. Soule School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the 237 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dr. L. F. Soule School is 11:1. Fellowship Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 0.9%
Hispanic 17% 4%
Asian 10% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Soule School is an amazing school with small class sizes great academic initiatives and teachers that really care. Led by a great principal that knows every child's name this school has an unbeatable team approach to making sure every child gets what she/he needs to excel academically. Parent involvement is welcomed with open arms. I have two daughters at this school both at the top of their classes. They are getting extra challenge. One daughter doubled her reading speed and fluency through the team attention to her needs (principal reading specialist teacher). She is just ending 3rd grade but now tests at a level entering 5th grade. We have enjoyed every minute at this school and my kids love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sorry to hear about the negative experience the special ed program but Soule has been a great place for my two kids. Our son has allergies and the Soule faculty and staff have been remarkably cooperative and very proactive in their support of our son's needs and our many special requests. Otherwise every one of the comments of the first three reviews (dating back to 2005) still seem apply. Great School!

  • (5 years ago)

    Soule school needs to work closer with there aides that are interacting with the special education students and make sure the child is being treated fairly and confronts the child with a positive attitude. Soule School also needs to recognize as the parent they have every right to make decisions regarding there childs education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I Love this school and most of the staff. My 4 children have all attended this school for many years. I still have two whom will be returning in the fall. I have always in most cases have had positive interactions and experiences with the staff at Soule. My children Love attending Soule and Love most of the teachers and staff at the school so that is what matters to me....

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 children who attend this school. I am extremely happy with the staff and cirriculum. The principal and staff foster a very family oriented environment and there are many resources available for all learning styles at this school. My children previously attended a private catholic school in the area and I was not as impressed with the opportunity for growth and learning that is available at the Soule School under the leadership of Maura Palmer the principal. The PTA is very active and progressive. I feel the overall quality of education has significantly improved in this school over the past 6 years and would highly recommend it.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is top notch wonderful teachers great staff PTA is outstanding. The children learn how to coexist with different cultures ethniciites and how wonderful is that! I could not be more proud of this school.

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