School Details

Bernice A. Ray School

26 Reservoir Rd, Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-6655
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 500 students 12 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

95%
95%
74%
95%
95%
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
  • Hanover School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
77%
100%
100%
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
  • Hanover School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
74%
95%
95%
77%
82%
82%
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
  • Hanover School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bernice A. Ray School is a public elementary school in Town of Hanover. 500 students attend Bernice A. Ray School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the 500 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bernice A. Ray School is 12:1. Marion W. Cross School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 13%
Asian 13% %
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 0.8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The last 2 comments illustrate nicely the issues with the school. One comment points out using data at least one measurable area in which the school is not all that it could be. The other "scoffs at the idea" that the school is anything "less than exceptional." Sadly most of the community seems OK with getting slightly better than average outcomes from much better than average raw material as typified by the second comment.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Ray School is an exceptional elementary school. My children have benefited from meaningful learning experiences throughout their time at the school. I scoff at the idea that Ray School is nothing less than exceptional.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughters love their school. The programs are excellent my daughters have learnt so many interesting facts this year. My first grader knows how to conduct a basic research with references! She even had a presentation about the work she did. YES she is only six years old but she and her entire class did an amazing job on animal research. I learnt interesting animal facts from those fisrt graders.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Ray School is an education environment where every student is important. My children love their school and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    The kids are happy. Great programs and teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    Individual attention is paid to different learning styles and art music and culture is just as important in the curriculum as math science and language arts.

  • (4 years ago)

    Skillful teachers involved parents thoughtful curriculum

  • (4 years ago)

    Integrated arts common planning time for teachers and a focus on meeting all students' needs make the Ray School a special place!

  • (5 years ago)

    Fabulous faculty very innovative curriculum French and computer programming in 4th/5th grade!

  • (6 years ago)

    The Ray School is a very child centered school. The administration and teachers are very open friendly and top notch. Our two children thrived in this educational environment. They were challenged intellectually their reading interests were supported and their interest in science especially was supported. When we moved we really missed the Ray School but understood even better what a valuable experience our years their had been.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Ray school is excellent if your child has special needs. Otherwise you pay high taxes for a mediocre education and a disinterested or self-interested school board. The community is wonderful but very very sports driven. What is touted as excellent college placement due to the HS is much more likely to reflect legacy impact. Consider a less expensive town with private schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    All three of our children have attended this elementary school at various times. We moved here when our oldest was entering second grade. The town and community is exceptionally friendly and integrative. We moved away for two years and moved back two years ago. This school has many multi-talented teachers most having some dynamic characteristics which naturally provide many advantages to the students. Quality of teaching staff curriculum facilities and events are excellent. Parent volunteerism wins awards in the state yearly due to the high degree of participation. This school has been a very stable groundwork for all three of our children each having different learning styles and personalities. The school works very hard to co-ordinate teachers & students and student bodies into complimentary settings and to optimize cross-curriculum learning. Parent perspective forms are a part of this.Citizenship and respect are inherent.Arts and music excellent.Parents don't be on auto-pilot here.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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