RYE The Rye School Board announced the towns fifth-graders (current sixth-grade students) ranked #1 in the state for average test scores in math and reading. The board also announced and the town’s sixth-graders (current seventh-grade students) ranked third in reading and second in math in New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System testing.
Additionally, across almost all grade levels and assessed subject areas, Rye scored in the top 10% of the state.
“I am extremely pleased with the results on the statewide assessment, said SAU50 Superintendent Sal Petralia. This is testimony to the fine work of our teachers and support staff who provide high-quality instruction to our students each and every day.
The fifth-graders average test score in reading of 670 bested the 666 average of the Bridgewater-Hebron Village School in the Newfound area. East Kingston Elementary School was fifth with average score of 657.
The fifth-graders average test score in math of 545 was tops in the state, beating out Tuftonboro Central Schools 538. Dondero Elementary School in Portsmouth was fifth at 525.
The sixth-graders of Rye Junior High School scored an average of 561 in math to finish second in the state behind Grantham Village School and its 569 average.
Ryes sixth-graders came in third in reading with an average test score of 689, ranking behind Grantham Village School and Greenland Central School, which both had an average score of 691.
The Rye School Board commended the exceptionally high scores and said they demonstrate the combined effort of the entire school community students, parents and teachers to provide the best educational experience for Rye students.
The New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System is administered each spring for students in grades 3-8 and measures learning in math, English Language Arts and science.