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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Contoocook Valley School District is an above average, public school district located in Peterborough, NH. It has 2,176 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
106 Hancock Rd.
Peterborough, NH 03458

Contoocook Valley School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1190
206 responses
Average ACT
29
22 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,838
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$19,901/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$82,721
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$953
National
$949
Median Home Value
$256,100
National
$184,700

Contoocook Valley School District Reviews

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I've been in the ConVal district for my entire schooling career. The small-town vibe allows for close friends and a relatively tight-knit class. The teachers are good at making students feel welcome, and the success rates are relatively high. Something the district can fix is the way they spends their money. My mom has been in many leadership organizations run by the schools since elementary, and there has been issues. Many people disagree on the way money is spent, and mental health/climate change had to be accommodated recently thanks to student run organizations. However, I have learned so much in my years of schooling here and have made lifelong connections with my peers, teachers, and the community. It is very easy to get involved, and the environment is positive and safe. Overall, a very good public school district.
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Conval High School has been a very good high school. They offer a wide variety of classes such as LNA, Manufacturing, and Careers in Education. The teachers are very helpful and want what's best for their students. In my opinion the main area Conval needs to make changes is in the counseling department. The overall mental health everywhere is decreasing drastically and the counselors need to be able to provide a stronger support. The counselors also need to work on checking in on their students a bit more and listening to the students voice about change. Other then that, Conval has been a great highschool and I feel like I've learned a lot.
Overall I think Contoocook Valley School District is a slightly above average highschool. Conval has a large range of extracurricular activities to choose from ranging from different sports teams and clubs, giving students the opportunity to create new connections and experiences. One of the benefits of going to Conval is the teachers and students are all very accepting of each other. One of the downfalls the school has is having teachers and counselors who really care about your education and well being are luck of the draw. Teachers can easily be changed upon request but counselors are assigned by the last name of the student. This may not seem like a big impact, but when it comes down to deciding the next step for your future or even just discussing current problems you're dealing with, having a supportive counselor can make all of the difference. I would love to see teachers and counselors show more of an interest in helping students achieve their long and short term goals.