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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Merrimack High School is an above average, public school located in Merrimack, NH. It has 1,174 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
38 McElwain St
Merrimack, NH 03054
Telephone
(603) 424-6204
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Merrimack High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1180
259 responses
Average ACT
29
31 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$59,358
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Class Color Day
    24%
  • Challenge Day
    18%
  • MR.MHS
    15%
  • Sporting events
    12%
  • Band
    9%
  • FIRST ROBOTICS
    6%
  • GSA
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,174
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,836
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,617/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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The school severely mismanages what few resources it has. The arts and engineering departments consistently produce talented graduates that earn national awards and go on to the best colleges (in spite of the school). Most of the money goes towards the failing sports teams rather than learning. We also have a reasonably large guidance department, but it also simply acts as a drain of resources, since it provides no emotional support to students and pitiful college guidance. The vast majority of even the top students in each class go on to state schools, and while there is nothing wrong with this, this is anomalous compared to nearby high schools. With even minimally competent college guidance, many of these students could excel and go on to more competitive schools (that would leave them in less debt, since New Hampshire public colleges are some of the priciest in the US.) MV has a lot of promise and a lot of good people, but they are placed into a system that does not value them.
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Merrimack High School has provided me with my future. It has given me the opportunity to go to college and further my education. The teachers are passionate about teaching their students because they love to see us grow and learn and become passionate about the subjects they teach. The counselors are always there to help us with whatever we need whether it's a personal issue, or a question about college. The school district raises us in a way that makes us all feel like a community, shows us the value of friendship, and the harm in bullying. Overall, I will miss this school so much and would spend another 4 years here in a heartbeat.
The teachers are amazing and truly care about your success as a student! There are many classes available to enroll in. No matter what your interests are, you will find multiple courses that you are interested in.