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grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Diversity
    grade C minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C+
  7. Administration
    grade D
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Merrimack Valley High School is a public school located in Penacook, NH. It has 819 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
166 responses
Average ACT
26
13 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$66,719
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$230,200
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
43%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
  • Winter Carnival week/Pep Rallies
    42%
  • Senior Nights (sports)
    14%
  • Unified Basketball Games
    14%
  • Homecoming Football games
    11%
  • Musicals
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Prom
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade C minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
819
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,580
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,827 / year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 27 responses

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