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Merrimack High School

Public | 9-12 | 1435 students

 
 

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Posted June 8, 2011

I think this high school is what you make of it. I'm about to graduate in two days and I made some poor choices, but I've had a very rough high school career. My teachers, guidance counselors, assistant principal and principal all worked very hard to help me. Through their persistence in wanting me to succeed I'm about to graduate and go off to a fantastic college. I was able to walk out with far better art skills, language skills, writing, math(I can do well in now), and so on. Everyone that I have had for a teacher has been so supportive of my dreams and encouraging me to be better. One word of advise is If you take Portfolio it WILL challenge you to be strong emotionally. That class has prepared me for life and college like nothing else could. There are also MANY clubs to ensure you're focus will be touched upon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

This school is fine as long as your student does not have any learning disabilities. If your child is in need of or you suspect they will need SPED services, make sure you have an educational advocate or a lawyer. And make sure your representative is present at all meetings. Make sure you get and put everything in writing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

I attended MHS a year ago...(now a graduate) and I have to say I think it was a great school for the most part. Just my freshman year of college I made dean's list both semesters and I think it's largely because of the hard work the teachers gave and their great desire for us to succeed. (there may be a few exceptions) I had some great teachers who have taught not only about school, but about life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2007

Merrimack High School has been fantastic for my son. He is now a straight A student and involved in sports. The teachers have been so helpful and supportive of my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

I attended merrimack high school for five years and I must say as a student the school was terrible. There was poor communication between the students and the faculty. The school didn't seem to focus on the students as much as it should. I stayed back due to some of my bad choices but most of the problem lay in the way they handle discipline. There is a handful of rather fantastic teachers but overall it was a dreadful place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2006

I've had six children attend this school-- four of which have already graduated . We love Merrimack. Naturally, there is the occasional teacher that no one seems to get along with. They assign a lot of homework but that helps teach good work ethic and discipline, making them well prepared for college. Parents are able to get involved as much as they want and are always welcome as volunteers. There are a lot of activities to be involved in including state champion athletic teams and an awarded drama group.
—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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability7%
Without educational disability51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant44%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability48%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female62%
Male52%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant56%
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 94% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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38 McElwain St
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 424-6204

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