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Nashua High School North

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Posted June 2, 2013

my son and foster son attend this school. The staff went above and beyond for both children. My son is High honors and in the arm nh national guard, the staff accommodated his military schedule and provide challenging courses. My foster son has special needs and is a real handful but staff were exceptional! Incredible high school and staff that will listen to parents and students concerns meeting their needs appropriately.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 27, 2012

The staff at NHSN are terrible! I am nowhere near a perfect student, I have my off days and I have my great days; but never in my 16 years of living been so disrespected in my life. The teachers at NSHN have very bad attitudes with students. The teachers are rude, uncalled for, have no understanding of student's feeling/opinions, and in some cases you can even call some of the teachers and staff there bullies. The teachers at NHSN make it very hard to focus on getting an education, when being constantly treated with disrespect; some teachers even spend most of class time arguing with students and allowing themselves to get so far off of topic with irrelevant subjects, that when they actually return to teaching the lesson...the students and the teachers themselves don't even remember what they should be teaching/should be learning. This school is a recipe for disaster. Be prepared to deal with disrespectful and inadequate staff members, and think twice before you believe a staff member's word over your own child's word.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 25, 2011

Many bad teachers but still some great ones. Classes are a joke when they are un-leveled. Numerous disrespectful teens that get away with mostly everything. Terrible (nonexistent) attendance policy and dress code. Administration is weak and budget is terribly organized. For example, I can't get a math book that isn't 10years old but administrators all get ipads to play angry birds all day. Makes sense, right?
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 8, 2011

The only thing challenging about the classes at north is making an effort to understand a so-called teacher who isn't competent to teach. Many sing the praises of north's extracurricular activities, but they forget that north has been put on probation by the state for a number of years because its students yield low standardized test scores.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 16, 2011

Both my children attend NHSN. They love it! The classes are challenging. Both have enjoyed extra-curricula activities. They both have enjoyed playing on sports teams, and in the marching band. Band director is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 6, 2010

The school is broken. Nothing ever changes for the better. Everyone goes through the daily pretentious motions with no real compassion for the school, the students growth, or their education. Everyone is laying low, watching their backsides, and waiting for retirement.

Posted May 1, 2010

The teachers are incredibly substandard, for the most part. The worst the teaching profession has to offer. I don't believe the students really learn anything,and I don't believe they are adequately prepared for college. The school's low test scores prove this. The school and its parent district are a joke.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 5, 2009

My son has a learning disability and the teachers didnt hesitate to work with him. He transferred to South Nashua and he plummeted in grades..therefore he is back to North...GREAT SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 30, 2008

While a rare few students do like NHSN, most don't.The school seems to ignore it when students step out of line, although the teachers are good about talking to and helping students when they're really struggling.Many of the extracurricular activities are ignored simply because the students aren't aware that they exist.If I had the choice I would not attend NHSN.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 11, 2008

A note about the teachers at NHSN I m not impressed with most of the school teachers either. They don t stress the students with enough work or new material. One of the math teachers was teaching material that my daughter was doing in middle school with nothing new. Don t get me wrong, there were teachers that were great and even contacted us to let us know bad things were happening with our daughter, but it appears to be hit or miss at NHSN. We are desperately trying to move out of Nashua to Amherst or Bedford.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2008

I am a graduate of 05'. The school was great and I loved all the teachers there.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 23, 2007

Nashua High School North is an amazing school. The technology at hand there exceeds any school in the state with exception to nearby Nashua High School South. Students there are taught everything that they will need to know about technology so the students will be ready for college and careers. The band at the school is great. Sports are pretty good, too. Nashua High North and South's curriculums are focused on preparing students for their future, by having a career center and mandating a freshmen seminar class to show what the school offers. Nashua North and South both have student senates where students representing their classes gather every other week to discuss what could make the school better, write 'bills' which are sent to the principal for approval. Nashua North is better than Nashua South academically and influences their students to think and be more creative.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 25, 2006

The teachers are not very good at all and class size is very high.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 19, 2006

Nashua North is a great school. Teachers are always available for after school help with the students. This is my daughters 2nd year there and she absolutely loves it. She is involved and getting honor roll grades. We won't move from this area due to the fact that my daughter loves this school and wants to graduate from Nashua North! Great school overall.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

430 students were tested at this school in 2014.









The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

405 students were tested at this school in 2012.



The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.








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


All Students24%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)14%
Hispanic or Latino7%
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability3%
Without educational disability28%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant24%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a


All Students61%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)55%
Hispanic or Latino36%
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability67%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a


All Students42%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)29%
Hispanic or Latino19%
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability5%
Without educational disability47%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant42%
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 74% 89%
Hispanic 17% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 38%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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