Located in the same town as the University of New Hampshire, Durham High School enlists 700 students from the communities of Durham, Lee, and Madbury. The school has consistently maintained graduation rates at or near 100 percent. One of the school's teachers, Celeste Best, has received several prestigious awards for her technology initiatives, including the NSTA's Venier Software & Technology Award and the 2010 New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award. She has engaged in various models of blended learning, including Flipped Classroom and Station Rotation.
Contact: Celeste Best
Contact Title: Science Teacher
Oyster River High School
55 Coe Dr
Durham, New Hampshire
In 2013-2014 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 proficiency level 3.
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