School Details

Frances C. Richmond School

63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-6040
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 427 students 12 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

93%
93%
74%
96%
96%
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
  • Dresden School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
69%
93%
93%
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
  • Dresden School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
68%
98%
98%
82%
92%
92%
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
  • Dresden School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Frances C. Richmond School is a public middle school in Town of Hanover. 427 students go to Frances C. Richmond School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the 427 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Frances C. Richmond School is 12:1. Marion W. Cross School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Asian 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    VERY clique-y. Faculty will tell parents what they want to hear and then if the parents change their mind so will the faculty. Be very weary about sending your child to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Middle school can be a difficult experience for kids-- the hormones the growing responsibility and increasing independence-- but the teachers and administrators at RMS make what can be difficult years into great ones. The school is academic however the electives provide opportunities to explore learn new skills and have fun. Examples of electives include Theater for Young Audiences Yoga Woodworking (with a master craftsman) Snack Shack (cooking and selling snacks) and Quizbowl. All creative and fun! The school takes bullying very seriously as well-- bullying is not tolerated and the school takes a proactive approach to reducing the incidence of bullying.

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently have a child that attends the Richmond Middle School. I can honestly say I couldn't be happier. The school is physically divided into three teams 6th grade 7th grade and 8 grade. Each team has their own wing of the building and EVERY teacher personally knows your child. In fact the team meets briefly every day to discuss the children and their particular needs for the day. I know this first hand because I have a child who has some special needs. Although he is an excellent student he sometimes needs extra help socially & emotionally. The teachers regularly team up to make sure he's pulled through the day comfortably and successfully. Furthermore the head of this team and his guidance counselor check in with me a few times a quarter. Mind you not because I asked or insisted. It's because they have HIS best interest in mind. So the review dated 6/3/12 must come from a very unhappy insatiable person because it is IMPOSSIBLE to find flaw in this school. I kid you not. This has been the most mind blowing experience I have had with a school and I am extremely grateful for all that the administrations and teachers do! Oh and the cafeteria food ROCKS!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a horrible place. The teachers do not teach although there are a few exceptions. The school believes homework should consume a student's life. Do not send your children to this prison.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful staff and electives. The children seem to enjoy that school a lot. The food is wonderful but a little much. The library has a wonderful books for tweens teens and young adults. Two computer labs a elcetive room with 6 ovens. I want everyone to know this school is perfect. It is cool when the students had reached over 500 caned food items for Heaven the princlible had a rap off! This school is a 5 stars

  • (7 years ago)

    We have lived in several good school districts and this middle school is the best. It fosters a learning environment that is wonderful for the age group it serves. The class schedule seems confusing but is well suited to the attention span of kids this age and the electives are wonderful. I hope when the new principal comes on board in 2007 he/she carries on the great philosophy and curriculum. SMJ

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school for all kids who want to learn. The teachers are enthusiastic about what they teach and are happy to help. Parents can participate as much as they may want. The academic subjects are taught very well! For example year 8 students read classic stories such as To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Romeo and Juliet. Students may sign up for as many art music and sports programs as they wish.

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