A+
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
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
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
47 responses
Average ACT
32
30 responses
AP Enrollment
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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%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
146
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
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
13:1
National
16:1
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
Boys Athletic Participation
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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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.
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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.
The Academy for Science and Design is a STEM charter school in Nashua, NH. I really like it for a couple of reasons. One is that the staff and teachers are very experienced in working with students and helping them succeed in school and helping prepare them for college. They do this by promoting a very accepting and collaborative attitude between students, and by creating a challenging academic environment for the students to challenge themselves in. The only issue I have is that our school is low on resources due to the lack of state funding as it's a charter school. If we had more money to use for renovations and more academic equipment, this school would be perfect.