Gate City Charter School For The Arts

7 Henry Clay Dr
Merrimack, NH 03054
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Gate City Charter School For The Arts serves 154 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Gate City Charter School For The Arts placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the New Hampshire state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Gate City Charter School For The Arts's student population of 154 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
154 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Gate City Charter School For The Arts is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Gate City Charter School For The Arts is 0.30, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#296 out of 455 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
6%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
83%
86%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Administration is top notch. My child is included and supported. The staff is very well informed and works well together. A few early years the school had growing pains and had to address toxic parents & board members. Staff had a minimal turnover. The music and art instruction was our first interest but Our children have tested above average and have been able to get materials that challenge and fulfill learning. Pleased beyond words. Visit the school your children will thank you.
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1  
Beware, this school sounds great but the teachers are not all certified and they do not know how to properly handle bullies. If you question them, they will throw you out or do whatever necessary to force you to want to leave. They do nothing about the bullies because their parents either work there or volunteer. The teachers will forcibly touch the students to discipline them. The academics are way behind. They have zero coordinance when it comes to pick up. Students mix in with parents, anyone can leave with a child without showing ID, and it's a not house getting out without hitting anyone that's gathered around the cars. They will randomly request money from parents with no notice. Anywhere from $10-$100. Stay away from this school.
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1  
Do not send your children! Warning! Very poorly managed the children have more authority than the adults! Bullying is a huge issue that is ignored because that can''t lose any more students! Stay away
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1  
This school has very bad issues with bullying. Co founder and board are the problem . They have been taken all the way to the state board of education for there behaviors . People who have reported problems get thrown out not heard. Be careful call state ASAP if your child is bullied there.
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5  
Gate City Charter School for the Arts has provided my family the opportunity to attend a school of community, kindness, respect and academic challenges while studying the arts and not losing site of children`s imagination and creativity. We have been traveling 25 minutes (a lot of days longer with traffic) each morning to get to GCCSA for over a year now. I feel it is well worth the travel to come to a school that offers my children the ability to find and excel with their strengths and challenges them to overcome their weaknesses. This school provides an environment that allows teachers to teach to each student`s strengths and moves them academically to keep them engaged as opposed to standard testing and teaching to the lower middle and bottom of the class only. My children are happy to go to school each morning and see what adventure is in store for their classroom. They feel valued by the teachers and staff at GCCSA who are helping to shape them into amazing individuals.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 154 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NH
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Top 20%)

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