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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Academy for Science & Design High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Nashua, NH. It has 169 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
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
90%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1370
57 responses
Average ACT
32
32 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,944
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,100
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Lock in
    35%
  • Dances
    23%
  • School Spirit Week is a lot of fun each year
    19%
  • Fall Festival
    16%
  • 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
169
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
36%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Academy for Science & Design High School Reviews

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This school is the perfect school for those that wish to discuss anything ranging from Marvel movie theories to elementary quantum physics. The school features a very advanced and dynamic curriculum that is unparalleled in the state of New Hampshire. Recently being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon school, ASD is clearly a top notch school that will provide you with a fantastic education and prepare you for the life of a college student.
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ASD provides an unparalleled opportunity for student seeking an institution with both a comprehensive and effective STEM curriculum. Students are expected to adjust and cooperate in an learning environment that promotes project-based and real-world application teaching. In addition to the excellent academics, ASD holds one of the most supportive and amiable community of students and staff. I come to school everyday feeling welcomed by the staff and excited to see the brightest students. Everyone's curiosity and devotion is insatiable, and I believe I have received the best high school education.
Academy for Science and Design is a great school that prepares you for college by offering college-level classes and guidance on how to succeed in college. The teachers are very passionate and love their jobs. The facilities are quite poor due to lack of funding from the state however the school makes the most out of what they have. The environment resembles closely to a work place, meaning you can get a feel of a real office place setting. If I was to change one thing at ASD, it would be creating sports teams. As a STEM school, we lack sports in a big way. There are sports available for middle schoolers but high schools have to look to public high schools to be able to play sports.