2018 Best Schools for STEM in New HampshireAbout this List

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  1. Windham High School

    • Windham School District, NH
    • 9-12
    • 122
    13 Best High Schools for STEM in New Hampshire

    High School Senior: Overall, I have had a very good academic experience at WHS. We have a beautiful school and are fortunate enough to have the Mac books, which helps a lot with our curriculum and makes learning more interactive. We have some amazing teachers, some who have even won awards. Unfortunately, many of our outstanding teachers have left because other schools have given them offers they understandably could not refuse. The teachers also don't have contracts, and the school district needs to start giving them more so they don't keep leaving! We have had four principles in only seven years, which is not great for consistency, but two of those principles, (Mr. Murphy and currently Mr. Dawson) are great and are/were very interested in making the student's school experience the best it can be. Our sports teams do very well, and our band is outstanding. The band director Mr. Cassedy won a music education Grammy last year, which was well deserved. I feel we get so focused on these two extra-curriculars that more of the arts do not get enough funding, however, and that is something I hope the school will begin to change. I've gotten a great education so far, and we rank very high in testing. Many kids in the school are in honors and AP classes and take their education seriously. There are some things I would change, but no school is perfect. I'm very fortunate to have been at WHS for four years, and I'm a little sad to be leaving this year.
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    • A
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 813 Students
    • 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  2. Exeter High School

    • Exeter Region Cooperative School District, NH
    • 9-12
    • 257
    24 Best High Schools for STEM in New Hampshire

    High School Senior: There are lots of different classes offered here. Maybe not as diverse as some schools, but definitely enough variety so students have options. We have 4 foreign languages, multiple art and theater classes, math ranging from algebra 1 to calculus, standard sciences as well as astronomy or oceanography. There are standard english classes as well as specialized classes, like shakespeare for a semester or children's literature. We offer AP and dual enrollment options for many classes too. Then there is the option of taking classes online that aren't physically offered in the school, or taking more hands-on classes at the Seacoast School of technology that's nearby. The workload definitely depends on whether or not you take Academic vs. CP vs. Honors/AP, with Honors/AP having a significantly harder coarse load than the other two, covering more topics much more in-depth.

    EHS also accounts for the disabled, allowing them to have more time on tests if needed, extra help, and tailoring their schedule to it their needs. It also accounts for gifted students, allowing students to take accelerated courses, bussing them out to the local college to meet their needs or placing them in a higher level class than the rest of their peers. Either way, Exeter accounts for everyone and has more than adequate academics.
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    • B+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 1,709 Students
    • 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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2018 Best Schools for STEM in New Hampshire