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Newfound Area School District The Bear Facts

Points of Pride: x Newfound Regional High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C) x Paul Hoiriis was named Assistant Principal of the Year in 2015 x Significant district wide facilities improvements have been made over the past few years x NHCS’ PTO has fundraised and replaced the playground x Bridgewater-Hebron Village School was named as a 2014 Circle of Excellence School x The District has 28 years of support for our Community Musical x The Bertha Brown Prize Speaking Night at Danbury Elementary School is in its 52 nd year x Bristol Elementary School holds an annual 4 th and 5 th grade Science Fair x Consistent volunteer support is evident in all of our schools x Peter Dumont (NRHS) was named the Environmental Educator of the Year in 2017 x The O’Malley Greenhouse was installed at NRHS in 2016 x The BHVS Greenhouse sustains a gardening program through community volunteers x Barbara Kelly was named the School Nurse of the Year in 2017 x Destination Imagination Teams have won State, National, and Global Awards x Bristol Elementary School is starting its first National Honor Society Chapter x NRHS was named the 2010 School of Excellence x NRHS music department earned more than 11 awards at the Music Showcase Festival in 2016 x The middle school and high school have successful sports teams including girls basketball and volleyball. All other teams continue to develop.

Newfound Area School District

The Newfound Area School District is a Cooperative School District that was established in 1965. The District serves students in grades K-12 for the communities of Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, and New Hampton. In 2015, a 10-year tuition agreement was established with the Hill School District that provides enrollment for students in grades 7-12 in the Newfound Area School District. The Newfound Area School

District sits within three counties of New Hampshire. New Hampton is in Belknap County. Bridgewater, Bristol, Hebron, Groton, and Alexandria are in Grafton County, and Danbury is in Merrimack County. The Newfound Area School District is governed by the Newfound Area School Board. The School Board is comprised of seven members- one member being elected from each community in the Cooperative District, on a rotating basis. Each member is elected for a 3-year term. The School District is also overseen by a Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is comprised of eight members- one member being elected from each community and the final member being a School Board member assigned on an annual basis. The seven members are elected for a 3-year term.

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Total Enrollment: October 1, 2016

0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Elementary Schools Middle School High School

Enrollment by School: October 1, 2016

NRHS

387

NMMS

297

DES

62

BES

225

BHVS

132

NHCS

118

0

100

200

300

400

500

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What is the enrollment per town in the Cooperative?

New Hampton 21%

Alexandria 20%

Bridgewater 8%

Groton 4% Hebron 4%

Danbury 11%

Bristol 32%

The Schools

Bridgewater-Hebron Village School Acreage 22.07 Year Built 1998 Square Footage 33,000

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Bristol Elementary School Acreage 2.6 Year Built 1923 Square Footage 23,908

Danbury Elementary School Acreage 3.6 Year Built 1961 Square Footage 7,366

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New Hampton Community School Acreage 5.82 Year Built 1950 Square Footage 12,881

Newfound Memorial Middle School Acreage 5.1 Year Built 1947 Square Footage 39,715

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Newfound Regional High School Acreage 51.328 Year Built 1989 Square Footage 90,043

Where do our students go to elementary school? Residents of Danbury attend Danbury Elementary School. Residents of New Hampton attend New Hampton Community School. Residents who live in Bristol and the half of Alexandria closest to Bristol attend Bristol Elementary School. Residents of Bridgewater, Hebron, Groton, and the other half of Alexandria attend Bridgewater-Hebron Village School. The Bridgewater-Hebron Village District owns Bridgewater- Hebron Village School. The District has use of the facility as a school. The Village District is responsible for the facility and does all major maintenance and repairs.

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Newfound Area School District

Cost Per Pupil: 2015-2016

Newfound $16,398.32 $15,093.55 $16,709.27

State

Elementary

$15,033.57 $14,295.37 $15,068.46

Middle School

High School

Free and Reduced % as of October 1, 2016 Bridgewater-Hebron Village School

33.7%

Bristol Elementary School Danbury Elementary School

47% 54% 33%

New Hampton Community School Newfound Memorial Middle School Newfound Regional High School

33.7% 33.2% 27.3%

State Average

Race/Ethnicity

1% 1% 1%

American Indian

1%

2%

Asian

Hispanic

Black Non-Hispanic

White Non-Hispanic

Multi-Race

94%

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Special Education Student Enrollment as of June 2017 Special Education Students K-12

146

Special Education Students Pre-K

17

Out of District Special Education Students Total Special Education Population % of Special Education Students in District

7

170

12.50%

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Scores from 2016-2017 Math (Percentage of students proficient or above)

State

56% 59% 82% 44% 40% 81%

52% 53% 76% 40% 50% 57%

46% 52% 62% 39% 50% 62%

46%

50%

46%

Newfound

BHVS

BES DES

NHCS

NMMS

43%

60%

43%

English Language Arts

(Percentage of students proficient or above)

State

54% 65% 91% 52% 10% 71%

56% 62% 71% 50% 75% 71%

61% 65% 81% 56% 50% 73%

57%

63%

59%

Newfound

BHVS

BES DES

NHCS

NMMS

43%

65%

52%

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SAT Scores: 11 th Grade at NRHS 2016-2017 Percentage of students proficient or above

Average Score

Math State

43% 36%

513 506

Newfound

Reading State

66% 55%

521 491

Newfound

Average Teacher Salary in Comparison to Lakes Region Districts

$- $10,000.00 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 $80,000.00

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Educational Attainment of Teachers 2016-2017

1%

Bachelor's degree Master's Degree Post Master's

45%

54%

Technology Assets

Student : Device Student Desktop/Laptop/ Chromebooks Staff Desktop/Laptop/ Chromebooks Student iPads

1: .6

1: .6

1: .7

1: .6

1: .7

1: 1.6

0

241

173

72

106

84

66

0

4

5

16

21

12

34

0

59

39

19

28

25

9

26

Staff iPads

7

18

9

17

14

0

11

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NRHS - Early Exit and Drop Out Rates

Enrollment

428

402

377

344

381

Earned Hi SET (GED)

9

4 (2.22%) 5 (1.23%)

4 (1.86%)

4 (1.45%) 1 (.29%)

3 (1.04%) 1 (.26%)

Dropped Out

0

3 (.8%)

Newfound Regional High School participates in the New Hampshire Scholars Program. This is a community-based program that encourages students to take a more rigorous core course of study in high school. New Hampshire Scholars is part of the National State Scholars Initiative Network. Twenty-five states across the country participate in this national initiative. During the 2016-2017 school year, we had 37 (out of 73) students graduate with New Hampshire Scholars Distinction. Newfound Regional High School offers both Running Start and Advanced Placement (AP) courses for students. Running Start courses are done in partnership with our local community colleges and offer the ability for students to take college level courses for credit while enrolled in high school. NRHS offers these courses in Software Applications, American Government, College Mathematics, Human Biology, and American Literature. During the 2016-2017 school year, NRHS had 75 students enrolled in these rigorous courses.

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Advanced Placement courses provide motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college level courses in a high school setting. Students can also earn college credits for taking and passing the exams associated with these courses. During the 2016-2017 school year, NRHS had 36 students take 70 exams.

NRHS - Participation in Athletics: 2016-2017 Males Females

Total

Fall

54 33 67

70 36 54

124

Winter Spring

69

121

What do students do after high school? 2015-2016

Unemployed 1%

Armed Forces 10%

Enter 4 year college 29%

Employed 41%

Enter less than 4 year college 19%

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Newfound Area School District

Newfound Lake is central to the Newfound Area.

Newfound Lake is 6 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. The lake, at its deepest point, is 183 feet. The lake is situated within the towns of Bristol, Bridgewater, Alexandria, and Hebron. It is home to the following islands: Mayhew Island (Camp Mayhew can be found on this island), Wolf Island, Cliff Island, Belle Island, and Loon Island. There are 22 miles of shoreline and the lake holds 98 billion gallons of water. Wellington State Park, the largest fresh water swimming beach in NH, covers 204 acres and is found on the west side of the lake.

2016-2017 Tax Rates per Town (per $1,000 of assessed valuation) Town Local Ed

Other Local $ 7.11 $ 10.00 $ 4.58 $ 8.97 $ 3.21 $ 5.73 $ 7.80

State Ed $ 2.18 $ 2.29 $ 2.45 $ 2.56 $ 3.43 $ 2.33 $ 2.20

Total Tax Rate

Alexandria

$ 11.71 $ 8.33 $ 2.40 $ 11.47 $ 5.06 $ .26 $ 7.99

$ 21.00 $ 20.62 $ 9.43 $ 23.00 $ 11.70 $ 8.32 $ 17.99

Bristol

Bridgewater

Danbury Groton Hebron

New Hampton

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Population

1990 1190

2000 1329

2010 1613 1083 3054 1164

Alexandria Bridgewater

796

974

Bristol

2537

3033 1071

Danbury Groton Hebron

881 318 386

456 459

593 602

New Hampton

1606

1950

2165

Area in Square Miles Alexandria

43.15 21.43 22.34 37.61 40.93 18.71 38.28

Bridgewater

Bristol

Danbury Groton Hebron

New Hampton

Total Square Miles for District

222.45

Housing Units

1990

2000

2010

Alexandria Bridgewater

721 839

783 850

967 995

Bristol

2250

2073

2488

Danbury Groton Hebron

541 262 452 855

596 342 517 944

684 436 600

New Hampton

1083

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District Website: www.sau4.org

Bridgewater-Hebron Village School (BHVS) 25 School House Road Bridgewater, NH 03222

(p) 744-6969 (f) 744-9747

Bristol Elementary School (BES) 55 School Street Bristol, NH 03222

(p) 744-2761 (f) 744-2520

Danbury Elementary School (DES) 20 Daffodil Lane Danbury, NH 03230

(p) 768-3434 (f) 768-9802

New Hampton Community School (NHCS) 191 Main Street New Hampton, NH 03256

(p) 744-3221 (f) 744-6057

Newfound Memorial Middle School (NMMS) 155 N Main Street Bristol, NH 03222

(p)744-8162 (f) 744-8037

Newfound Regional High School (NRHS) 150 Newfound Road Bristol, NH 03222

(p) 744-6006 (f) 744-2526

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