Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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32 Van Buren Ave

Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 436-2231

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 310

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

This School is awsome for my child because lots of fun activities and good play ground and really good principal and teachers. Math and reading is not good at this school because of few newly joined teachers.

Posted by a parent on 08/18/13

I'm not sure how you can make a judgement about a principle who's been in her job for one year. Particularly when you're using standardized test scores to do it. I think test scores have suffered here for a number of reasons Two of the biggest reasons are demographics: Dondero enrolls far more transient ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/29/11

I think the last reviewer had a personal issue with the principal, because this school is Fantastic. The principal is great, being young has nothing to do with competence- I have seen more seasoned principals do far less for their students. I interviewed the principals from all 3 elementary schools before ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/11

This school is in a nice, quiet location, and has a large field and a nice outdoor play area for the kids. Physically, it's great and about as all-American as you get. However, the staff are incompetent and the test scores highlight this incompetence. We moved into this district thinking it was a great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/11

i love all the staff here and jill is awesome, you all went out of your way to help my learning disabled daughters in every way possible and i even got home phone numbers incase i needed any questions answered at nite my girls love our new home but miss you all and wish they could have took you all with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/09

Great school. They have full day kindergarten (as of 2007).

Posted by a parent on 10/14/09

My daughter is going to kindergarten.I am very pleased with this school.

Posted by a parent on 01/04/08

Very good and satisfactory level. But only problem is for 'K' its only 3hrs, if it would have been full day then it would have been better. There is no extended care available at school.

Posted by a parent on 11/09/05

I have a daughter going into 3rd grade and a daughter going into Kindergarten, we love Dondero not only for the excellent education but the emphasis on high values and morals. The children look and act like children instead of little adults.

Posted by a parent on 08/20/04

My daughter is about to start 1st grade at Dondero, she completed kindergarten at this school and my over all feeling about this is school is very good. I feel this is the best school in this area.

Posted by a parent on 08/25/03

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Test scores
Test scores for Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

NECAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Mary C. Dondero Elementary School
Portsmouth 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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Portsmouth schools — Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is located at 32 Van Buren Ave, Portsmouth NH 03801. 32 Van Buren Ave is in the 03801 ZIP code in Portsmouth, NH The school district for Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is the Portsmouth Sau Office. Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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