Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Merrimack Valley High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

8 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 7, 2011

I went to the school last year and I feel as though I was not prepared for college. They are constantly pushing the MLA format when in college all you use is APA. The senior project is also a huge waste of time, all it does is stresses the students out and the teachers do not care if you pass or fail. I also do not think that some of the staff is there to help the students, they could care less if you pass their class or not, some of them are not helpful at all. The teachers do not make any effort at all, and you have to threaten them that you will go above them and get them fired before they work with you. I also do not like the way that they push things onto the students. They pretty much told us that we had to go to college or we would not go anywhere in life. I personally do not think that they have a right to say that to anyone. But there are a few good teachers at the school that do help the students with the future and help you prepare for college the best that they can. There is also a lot of bullying that goes on at the school, and the staff lets it happen, and I have even witnessed to teachers bullying students as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

I go there now. It's a pretty nice school and they are always looking on ways to improve. The staff could use some help. Mostly in the main office. Over all it's a very nice school. They have alot of after school activitys for students as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2009

I attended this school and say that it wasnt that good in terms of the staff but you get that small town fell where it seems like everybody knows everyone not sure if thats how it is in all high schools but it was here that was good but i remember lots and lots of bad but there was some good memorable teachers like brandt and delphonse and keaton how bout coach hebert or obrien then theres jette who somehow took over the place in terms of counselors and upper level staff this school blows a few memorable teachers and a downhill philosiphy looking to cut costs rather then encourage students
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

This school doesn't give a hoot about the kids. The bullying is rampant. The counselors who do care are overworked and not listened to by the Principal or the Vice-principals. They don't take the time to find out why a kid may be on their radar... They should refresh themselves on the consequences of ignoring teens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

The classes offered here do not help me learn anything useful for jobs for my future. I am forced to learn materials that are useful only on state tests, and I am forced to do everything on a computer. While that is not a problem for me personally, I know quite a few kids that are forced to be home in time to see their younger siblings off the school bus, and then have to take care of them until parents get home from work late at night. Those families cannot afford to have a computer, much less viable internet access, which is necessary today to complete school work. If state testing was eliminated, and computers were not a requirement for submitting work, then maybe this school could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

My daughter went to this school, the teachers dont want to help, they dont let them go outside during the day, which i think makes them feel like prisoners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

The teachers at MVHS care about each and every child, and go way above and beyond for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

The teacher's work hard at preparing the kids for the real world, whether they are going on for further education or choosing to work a particular job after high school. There are numerous sports activties throughout the year and sports camps during the summer. This school also offers numerous trips on school vacations, such as Ireland, England, Italy, etc. This school has been wonderful for my children and they have blossomed there reaching their fullest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%
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 Students26%
Female20%
Male30%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant26%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female59%
Male35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability5%
Without educational disability54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 89%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 23%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

106 Village St
Penacook, NH 03303
Phone: (603) 753-4311

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Csi Charter School
Penacook, NH



Parker Academy
Concord, NH


St Paul's School
Concord, NH




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT