School Details

Keene High School

43 Arch St, Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-0640

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1599 students 12 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Keene School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Keene High School is a public high school in Keene. 1,599 children attend Keene High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the 1,599 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Keene High School is 12:1. Monadnock Waldorf School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had 4 children go through KHS. They were all top students and participated in sports and other extracurricular activities. There are some great science and math teachers at KHS.The government classes are weak and the English dept. is 50/50 depending on who you get. KHS is typical of many US schools in its moral and standards. You have to teach higher standards in the home but that is the most effective place anyway.

  • (3 years ago)

    Keene High School is the epitome of what is wrong with the education system. Great teachers accompanied by a incapable administration whose archaic methods of managing funds have resulted in the exponential degradation of KHS. As a resident of the Cheshire County area and also a senior at Keene High I am quite frankly appalled at the wasteful spending that has occurred particularly in regards to the network and computers. Basic computer literacy classes that require nothing more than a simple word processor have somehow come into possession of new computer systems that should be used for no less than INTENSE 3d- graphicdesign (not a program offered at KHS; these computers cost 1000-1300 a piece). Smartboards have been installed in class rooms in the hope of 'enhancing' the learning experience are being used as a simple white-projection surface. Why on earth would you install smartboards in classrooms that have no use for them other than providing a really white surface to display the images on? I could rant all day about the money that gets wasted here (new football bleachers/lights motivational speakers that make Chris Farely look good etc.) My apologies to the teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great facility teachers extra curricular and sports!

  • (5 years ago)

    The Keene High School students and teachers are doing such an excellent job! Every time they have students on the Granite State Challenge (a TV quiz competition for high-schoolers I am so proud of these young people and the knowledge have absorbed. Since I am in my seventies I am much in need of encouragement about those who will inherit this world. Keene High School students have made a difference already through their environmental work (which I know of first hand) and other projects about which I read in the newspaper. They give me courage.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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