Merrimack High School

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

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Public Grades 9-12 1435 students 13 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Merrimack School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Merrimack High School is a public high school in Merrimack. 1,435 children attend Merrimack High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the 1,435 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Merrimack High School is 13:1. Brentwood 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

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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