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Hanover High School

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Posted January 5, 2007

Pretty strong academic school. Incredible peer pressure (I know from first hand experience!) Watch your kids close and they'll do fine here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2006

HHS gives it's students outstanding opportunities...academically, it's a truly unique highschool. The courses are challenging and prepare the students for college amazingly well. The problem is that there is no effective support system in place to help students with all of the stress. Ninety percent of the students at HHS will probably tell you they hate it; The school is very academically strong, but the administration refuses to admit to (and therefore deal with) the social and emotional issues that the school has.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 25, 2006

Excellent teachers, strong focus on sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 25, 2005

I attended this high school, left the area 20 years ago and have now returned with my youngest starting at Hanover High. The concept and philosophy of the school hasn't changed in the 30 years since I graduated. It is truly a tremendous school - academically, availability of extra-curricular activities, strong parental support, involved and caring faculty and staff, and highly successful in producing great, responsible, very well educated and well rounded young adults who are more than adequately prepared to handle the challenges of college or whatever path they choose to take after high school. Yes, it is truly unique, I didn't understand just how unique until I was an adult. No there is no scheduled lunch hour, the school expects and, more times than not gets, students to exercise good judgement and responsibity for themselves and their world around them. Truly outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I attended Hanover High School from sept. 1995 to jan. 1999. I think it's a great school that gives it's students the oppertunity to excell in their individual interests. Students need self disapline in order to do well, but the staff is very supportive.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2005

I am curently a student at Hanover High school and I am insulted by the coments made. Hanover High is a school that gives freedom to the kids and helps them grow and learn from there mistakes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2004

As a former student of Hanover High I can tell you that it was one of the best preparations for the real world I have ever had. Yes we have free time and no we don't have a scheduled lunch hour, but discipline comes in the form of rigorous classes. And if this school is the pits then why did 5 of my classmates end up attending Harvard. I myself attend one of the top 25 universities (as told by USNEWS) in the countries and I would not have acheived the GPA and excellent school standing I have had it not been for the excellent faculty and excellent course work which Hanover provides. Stop whining and start enjoying possibly one of the best public schools in the nation and certainly the best in NH.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 2, 2004

Just awful school! No lunch hour, open campus, kids go out and smoke in their cars. No supervision. no discipline, no follow through, no PTA. The pits.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian64%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial50%
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian93%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial66%
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability34%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female69%
Male41%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian28%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial72%
White (non-Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability12%
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Richmond Middle School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • US News & World Report Silver Medal (2007)
  • Center for Secondary School Redesign: innovative & successful secondary school (2008)
  • Siemens Awards for Students & Faculty (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Deborah Gillespie
Fax number
  • (603) 643-0661

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • badminton & fencing through PE or Club
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • badminton & fencing through PE or Club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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41 Lebanon St
Hanover, NH 03755
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Phone: (603) 643-3431

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