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