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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Manchester West High School is a public school located in Manchester, NH. It has 860 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
9 Notre Dame Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Telephone
(603) 624-6384
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Manchester West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
66%
Average SAT
1060
111 responses
Average ACT
22
14 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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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
$56,467
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$949
Median Home Value
$210,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • West Turkey Trot
    30%
  • The annual art show.
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming Dance
    9%
  • Battle of the Bands
    9%
  • West high school football game
    6%
  • Basketball games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
860
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,610
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,155/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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High School is all about what you make of it. West provided me with many opportunities in terms of college readiness, academic assistance, volunteer opportunities, as well as opportunities to become involved within the school. I made good use of the opportunities West provided me with and as a result, left with the education, college readiness, and overall bitter sweet memories that a well rounded high school provided with their students.
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Manchester West high school is a place of great diversity and appreciation for it. As a part of the LGBT+ community I love the support I have from the West For Equality group, they focus on. Creating a better environment for hose who are a part of this community. The teachers care about student success and do whatever is necessary to help their students. West also have an amazing art department run by Mr. Czysz who also runs the National Art Honor Society. Along with the art program we have very talented musicians and band directors. There is a place for everyone at west from magic the Gathering club to sports teams.
My main experience with West is through the music program which was (to say the least) absolutely outstanding! I got opportunities through the school to go on trips, experience festivals, perform for other schools, and enhance my musical ability to be at least triple what it used to be!

As far as scholarship opportunities went after high school, I was offered enough to get me into SNHU for a year at the same price NHTI is for being a music student who took every opportunity I could to experience something new.

About the poor safety rating, (I'm positive certain policies have changed since I was first going there) it wasn't uncommon for alums to come into the caf and blend in with other students. Which was great at the time if you had older friends who had graduated, but not great as far as holding a secure campus goes.