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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Academy for Science & Design High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Nashua, NH. It has 190 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
About Academy for Science & Design High School...
Address
486 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Telephone
(603) 595-4705
Website

Academy for Science & Design High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1370
87 responses
Average ACT
33
35 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$70,316
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Lock in
    35%
  • Dances
    24%
  • Fall Festival
    18%
  • School Spirit Week is a lot of fun each year
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • Student Orientation
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
190
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Academy for Science & Design High School Reviews

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Love my school! Great opportunities and experiences, like internships and volunteering. My teachers go the extra mile to help me understand tough topics, and are extremely knowledgeable in their fields. The school has shaped me to be the person I am today.
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The community here is one of the best groups of students and teachers I've ever encountered. We are a relatively small school, so you know everyone in your grade, and everyone knows you. Teachers are also on very personal levels with students and are genuinely interested in whether or not you understand the materials. I've never had a problem asking for help in or outside of class. The teachers and staff here are all also dedicated to what your goals and aspirations are for outside of school. I've had so much help applying for college, scholarships, and even jobs from the teachers and guidance counselors. The classes here are also amazing. You are definitely going to feel challenged, but driven to do well because of the amazing support system we have here.
Odd thing is - I wrote a review with detailed/ helpful/true info on why my child's experience was not good. At the time their was a similar review. Both reviews are gone. (How many other reviews like mine have disappeared? Someone at niche needs to look into this. The only bad reviews left are the ones with lack of convincing content. ) My sons confidence diminished at this school. This school is obsessed with their National rating. Tests scores are why their national rating is high. It's all they care about. I tried to bring up my son several times - they did not care in the least becuase he's not an asset. Their teaching staff is mediocre with a few stand out good ones. They have people from the industry (mostly industry fails) teaching lecture type classes to one type of learner. The administration is not equipped to handle guidance issues. I see behaviors go unaddressed. As a whole, the school favors arrogance as a character trait.