#4 Elementary School in NH and #1 in Grafton County

Bernice A. Ray School

26 Reservoir Rd, Hanover, NH 03755

How Good is Bernice A. Ray School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Bernice A. Ray School is located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Serving grades K-5, the school has 464 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Bernice A. Ray School scores are significantly above average. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 4 for New Hampshire and 1 in Grafton County.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


New Hampshire standardized test performance, among other data points, are used to determine the academic score for a school. Bernice A. Ray School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in New Hampshire.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Bernice A. Ray School earned a grade of A for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in New Hampshire.

Students : Teacher
NH Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NH Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. We were unable to determine the safety grade for Bernice A. Ray School due to incomplete data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Bernice A. Ray School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 464
Minority Students 113
Diversity Index 28
Students with Disablities 47
Economically Disadvantaged 5%
Limited English Proficiency 7%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest elementary schools to Bernice A. Ray School below. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. All Hanover schools can be viewed on the Hanover, New Hampshire schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Marion W. Cross School A+ A+ A+ N/A
2 Dothan Brook School A+ A+ A+ B-
3 Hanover Street School B+ B+ A B-
4 Mt. Lebanon School B B A D
5 White River School A+ A+ A+ A

Bernice A. Ray School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Bernice A. Ray School? The school reported 464 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Bernice A. Ray School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Bernice A. Ray School in? The school is located in Grafton County.
  • How can I contact Bernice A. Ray School? The school's number is (603) 643-6655. You can visit their website at http://www.rayschool.org.
  • Where is Bernice A. Ray School? 26 Reservoir Rd, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Marion W. Cross School
22 Church Street Norwich, VT 05055
Dothan Brook School
2300 Christian Street White River Junction, VT 05001
Hanover Street School
193 Hanover St Lebanon, NH 03766
Mt. Lebanon School
5 White Ave W. Lebanon, NH 03784
White River School
102 Pine Street White River Junction, VT 05001