#10 Middle School in NH and #1 in Strafford County

Oyster River Middle School

1 Coe Dr, Durham, NH 03824

How Good is Oyster River Middle School?

Report Card

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

Oyster River Middle School is located in Durham, New Hampshire. An enrollment of 657 students and a student–teacher ratio of 11 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other New Hampshire schools. Oyster River Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools, Oyster River Middle School ranks 10 in the state and 1 for its county.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


A number of factors, including New Hampshire standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Oyster River Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other New Hampshire middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing many factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Oyster River Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NH Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NH Avg. 9%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety score. For safety, Oyster River Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

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


Information about the student body at Oyster River Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 15%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 22%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 27%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 657
Minority Students 80
Diversity Index 14
Students with Disablities 119
Economically Disadvantaged 7%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
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

In the table below, schools nearby to Oyster River Middle School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a full list of schools in Durham, go to the Durham, New Hampshire schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Dover Middle School A- A- A- B
2 Newmarket Junior-Senior High School A- B+ A+ A
3 Seacoast Charter School B+ A C- N/A
4 Barrington Middle School B+ B A- A
5 Marshwood Middle School A A A- A

Oyster River Middle School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Oyster River Middle School? 657 students.
  • Is Oyster River Middle 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 Oyster River Middle School in? The school is located in Strafford County.
  • How can I contact Oyster River Middle School? The school's number is (603) 868-2155. You can visit their website at http://www.orcsd.org/school/orms.
  • Where is Oyster River Middle School? 1 Coe Dr, Durham, New Hampshire 03824

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, 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 Safety 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
Dover Middle School
16 Daley Dr Dover, NH 03820
Newmarket Junior-Senior High School
213 S Main St Newmarket, NH 03857
Seacoast Charter School
171 Watson Road Dover, NH 03820
Barrington Middle School
51 Haley Dr Barrington, NH 03825
Marshwood Middle School
626 H.L. Dow Highway Eliot, ME 03903