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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Derry School District is a public school district located in Derry, NH. It has 5,059 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
18 South Main St
Derry, NH 03038
Telephone
(603) 432-1210
Website

Derry School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,059
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,754
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$80,183,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,735/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$68,984
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,000
National
$184,700

Derry School District Reviews

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I have been in the Derry School District since kindergarten and I have thrived off of the education system. Not only do Derry residents go to Pinkerton Academy, but five other towns do as well. Pinkerton is also the largest high school in New Hampshire with whopping 3,000 students and many more. Although the district is amazing, we also have a drug problem and there are more Caucasian people than people of color. The Derry School District is a wonderful place to be none the less.
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Being a Student at this high school i know a few things about it. One thing i know is that most of the people working there are just looking to get a paycheck. Many of the teachers and staff don't truly want to educate the students. What they want is high test score so they can get more grant money. That is just the education aspect though, other things such as sports and clubs are very nice. I believe that the coaches care about the students that they are training. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the school which i respect.
I am a very independent learner, so most of my personal success comes from my own initiative incorporated into my school work. At Derry, communication is difficult, and many opportunities for students are missed. They do not have many career-prep courses, nor do they offer any guidance when applying to college or working on your college search.