Amherst Middle School

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14 Cross Rd

Amherst, NH 03031

(603) 673-8944

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Grades: 5 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 700

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Amherst Middle School

Most of the teachers at this school absolutely disgust me. All they are focused on is their pay checks and doing the minimum that is required of them. The majority will only stay until 2:30 (half hour after schools ends), the minimum required by their contract, and will leave the students who need help ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/13/14

Amherst Middle School is a school on the rise. Over the last three years, the school system has installed a new superintendent and has a new board, consisting of parents with children. The changes range from a new, rigorous math curriculum that is outstanding. I also have a young child in the elementary ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/14

A huge disappointment. teachers struggle to manage classroom behavior. Smarter children are not able to advance in the curriculum. Behavior on the buses is out of control. Lack of leadership.

Posted by a parent on 03/03/12

I love AMS!!! It is amazing and I never want to move. The advanced math program is amazing. It allows students to learn at their own pace. The teachers are amazing and make school enjoyable. For every complaining parent, just ask your kid how they feel about their school. Maybe you'll be surprised.

Posted by a other on 12/04/11

I am not sure what other reviewers have experienced by way of comparison to other schools, but AMS is highly over-rated. I moved here three years ago from a "10" rated district and it is like night and day...AMS being night. It would take an hour to list all of the deficiencies but this one should ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/11

The teacher "teams" generally do not work as a team, They fail to coordinate manageable homework loads, routinely exceeding the school handbook guidelines for homework time.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/11

The math department is a mess, they lack materials and the administration does not seem to care. For this affluent town, there is no excuse for that.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/11

Outstanding school!! The teachers and staff show great interest in the kids, and although it is affluent and there is a level of bullying present, they work hard to keep it under control. I am very pleased with the education my kids are getting here.

Posted by a parent on 06/24/09

I love this school!! They have great teachers and staff!! A wonderful school!! GO THERE!!!

Posted by a student on 06/09/09

AMS is a great school, the teachers work in teams of three and students rotate among the team for the core subjects. Their specials (cooking, sewing, woodshop, music) seem a little unorganized such as my daughter was assigned to woodshop three times this year. However, I think this is a staffing issue. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/05/09

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Test scores for Amherst Middle School

NECAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Amherst Middle School
Amherst Sau Office
New Hampshire
* In 2010-2011 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Amherst schools — Amherst Middle School is located at 14 Cross Rd, Amherst NH 03031. 14 Cross Rd is in the 03031 ZIP code in Amherst, NH The school district for Amherst Middle School is the Amherst Sau Office. Amherst Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 5 - 8.
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