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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Amherst School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Amherst, NH. It has 1,244 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1 School St
Amherst, NH 03031
Telephone
(603) 673-2690
Website

Amherst School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle

Elementary Schools in Amherst School District

Middle Schools in Amherst School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,244
Free or Reduced Lunch
4.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$106,084
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,667,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,643/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$127,246
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,592
National
$949
Median Home Value
$335,000
National
$184,700

Amherst School District Reviews

2 reviews
Amherst Middle School was like a traditional middle school. We referred to our teachers by Mr. and Mrs., we had homework, tests, essays, individual and group projects, and sports. My experience was very good. I enjoyed the bigger class size, the teachers were all great, and the sports were competitive. Amherst Middle School was a good experience. However, Souhegan High School was vastly different. It was more loose-goosy. We called our teachers by their first names, we didn't need hall passes, and it was an overall more relaxed environment. For me personally, this brought comfort and I felt as though my relationships with the teachers were better, and I could ask for help more easily. This allowed for my academics to excel, as well as my interests. The Amherst School District was an overall good experience.
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This is a tremendously supportive school district. It has tuition free full day Kindergarten, which is unique in New Hampshire. The kindergarteners are in a school with just the first graders no preschool kids. There is a significant focus on instruction and, there is NOT a huge emphasis on standardized testing. The district is involved in PACE, a national pilot that attracts other school districts looking to model themselves after Amherst. My children are young, but I've heard the middle school has really taken off over the last few years. New leadership, and a very involved PTA. This is an amazing town you don't find much in America anymore.