School Details

Folsum Education & Community Center

75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486
(802) 372-6600
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 112 students 9 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade

70%
70%
78%
78%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Hero School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
81%
81%
63%
63%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Hero School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
93%
93%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Hero School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
92%
92%
76%
76%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see http://education.vermont.gov/assessment/data#necap for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Hero School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Folsum Education & Community Center is a public middle school in South Hero. 112 students attend Folsum Education & Community Center and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 26% of the 112 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Folsum Education & Community Center is 9:1. Grand Isle Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 93%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Outstanding small school with involved and caring faculty staff and parents. Having graduated one child from Folsom after two years and with two to go I can say with confidence that moving to this welcoming town was a great decision. The faculty and leadership are constantly striving to find the best mix of programs and education delivery methods for our children. Extra-curricular activities are plentiful with many students taking part in chorus band lego club soccer basketball school plays etc. One key thing that makes this school work so well is the openness of the faculty and leadership to accept criticisms and concerns and to act upon them to ensure all students receive the best opportunity for learning possible. Kudos to the Folsom community for making this school such a wonderful place for learning and growth!

  • (5 years ago)

    We are so sad to be leaving this little gem of a school. Our girls have had excellent experiences here and have received great educations. It is quite amazing that such a small school can provide so much (music art french sports theater etc). The teachers and staff have been attentive innovative and professional. I Highly recommend it for all those who struggle to those who excel academically.

  • (5 years ago)

    Without a doubt the very best school any of our five children ever attended in three different states through the years. Our daughter thrived in this wonderful community school and the enriched curriculum (French art computer music and theater) were nothing short of fabulous even in a small school! If you are seeking a community this is the school to select worth moving here just for the school. Teachers are experienced dedicated and accept individuality.

  • (10 years ago)

    Starting out with an excellent K-teacher has given my kids the academic boost and love of school that they still carry with them today. The teachers and special educators take a personal interest in the success of every student no matter what their abilities or disabilites are. Folsom has been right on track with my special needs children as well as providing a save nurturing environment for all of my kids. In Vermont we say that the state helps to raise the child. Folsom goes one better with the school helping to raise the child.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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