Hopkinton High School
- CONTOOCOOK, NH
Hopkinton High School Reviews
Rating 3.57 out of 5 89 reviews
I have had a very good experience at Hopkinton High School. They make sure to personalized my schedule and help me through every year.
The people here are really awesome and diverse. The sports programs and coaching staff is immaculate. The workload can get a little heavy at times, but we know they are just preparing us for our futures.
Hopkinton High School is a school that brings the community together. The faculty are very kind and knowledgable as well as very willing to spend as much time as it takes to help you or you're child learn. The school is proud of its high statewide ranking which is attributed to the care the teachers take in their jobs. Hopkinton also does very well in athletics. Performing in various divisions Hopkinton is almost sure to take home a championship trophy each year for one sport or multiple.
I like this school. There are good engineering courses and nice teachers. This is a small school so sometimes you cant have the classes you want if they take place on the same block.
I have enjoyed my time so far at Hopkinton High School, with a graduating class of only 75 seniors there is so many opportunities for success. The teachers are always available for help and guidance. The environment is very positive and support is always available.
While the academics aren't bad, I feel too much funding goes to sports programs, instead of the academics. In the town of Hopkinton/Contoocook where the school should get ample funding from the high property taxes, instead of going to art programs or even towards the classes, it goes to the sports programs and administrators. While in no way is the school material or facilities bad, I feel with the funding, it could be a lot better.
The academics here are pretty solid, however the math department is severely lacking good teachers especially in the higher grades. It is a well known fact among the community that the math department at Hopkinton is subpar. Very good language, social studies and English departments though. The student body is quite toxic however and elitism is a given. Being a rich white town this is expected but still disappointing. Felt very judged for being lower class and generally shunned for not seeking an IVY league.
I have never been to a school with more judgmental and close-minded people! The students and their parents are both very dramatic. Naturally, school has drama. But a friend earlier this year was removed from the school because so many people started rumors based on the tiniest sliver of truth and he was actively receiving death threats. The school is a mess, with water damage, cold classrooms,and leaking pipes that cause certain classrooms to smell. The roof leaks so much that the floor tiles peel. A lot. They cover it with carpets so parents don't notice. Generally speaking, I don't enjoy this school. I don't like the fact that I have to attend here for two more years after this one, and feel bad for every future student to attend school here.
The academics at HHS are very good, as we are rated as the top public high school in New Hampshire. However, growing up in a small town with a graduating class of about 70 students has been difficult because everyone knows everyone else's business. There is also a lack of culture and diversity at the school.
I really enjoyed the opportunities given to me through sports, but I wish that there were more science classes available for me to take, although I know the science staff is relatively limited since Hopkinton is a small school.
Hopkinton high school is a school where everyone gets along with each other just like family. It is located in a small town named Contoocook and many people have known each other for such a long time. This brings out the quality of genuine love and support towards each other and especially the sports teams in Hopkinton high school. Many parents attend games even when it is very far away which allows the teams to get pumped up to play! Graduated students come to support the athletes whenever they can as well. There are obviously pros and cons to the small school but majorly, the friendly quality of Hopkinton is clear!
I like how close knit the students are and how you know everyone in the school. Almost all of the teachers I’ve had have been amazing and I like how sports are such a big part of school.
Evil school. I have ADHD + Aspergers, this school is TRASH when it comes to me. I HATE THIS SCHOOL! Why go here when you can get homeschooled! Your parents will be nicer.
I liked how involved the counselors of the school were. they were very focused on helping towards the graduation path as well as getting you ready for college. They also over a program where you get to go to another school and you get to learn about the career field you want to go into, which I found very helpful.
I love my school! I am currently a junior, and I have been in this school district since grade 4. The school is relatively small, with anywhere from 60-80 students per grade. Some people might see this as a negative thing, but I think that this makes us more of a tight-knit community and makes school more enjoyable. Everyone is very friendly, and it is a very academic and athletics- based school.
Some of the things I love about HMHS is college readiness. All of the guidance counselors are always ready to help and be by your side through it all. The schedule is also wonderful, being Day 1 and Day 2 schedule where I have four 75 minutes blocks one day, then a different four the next, and they rotate. My biggest issue with the school, however, would have to be the lack of student involvement. I come from a school in Vermont where student involvement was everything, we had clubs; lots of them. We had a whole student cooperative run by students largely to better the school, here we don't have that. In fact, starting a club is rather difficult and student's involvement in overall change and administration is slim to none. Otherwise, this school has wonderfully prepared me and is very rigorous.
Don’t go to this school if you have a learning disability. This school is very challenging and competitive with their academics. Most people at the school seem to “look down” upon the students that need extra help. You will also be looked down upon if you aren’t athletic. Almost everyone in the school plays at least one sport.