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.
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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.
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.