Somersworth Middle School is a middle school in Somersworth, New Hampshire. It is in Strafford County. The school reports an enrollment of 337 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 11 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of C. Compared to other state schools Somersworth Middle School scores are slightly below average. The school ranks 5 for middle schools in Strafford County and 71 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.
A number of factors, including New Hampshire standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. Somersworth Middle School received a grade of C- for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Somersworth Middle School performs slightly above average compared to other New Hampshire middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B+.
Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Somersworth Middle School performs average compared to other New Hampshire middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B.
Information about the student body at Somersworth Middle School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
The closest middle schools to Somersworth Middle School are listed below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. For a larger list of Somersworth schools, go to the Somersworth, New Hampshire schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Noble Middle School||B+||A-||A||C+|
|2||Seacoast Charter School||B+||A||C-||N/A|
|3||Dover Middle School||A-||A-||A-||B|
|4||Rochester Middle School||C+||C||B+||C-|
|5||Barrington Middle School||B+||B||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.