School Details

Nashua High School North

10 Chuck Druding Dr, Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 589-6400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1798 students 15 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
  • Nashua School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nashua High School North is a public high school in Nashua. 1,798 students go to Nashua High School North and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 38% of the 1,798 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nashua High School North is 15:1. Nashua High School South is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 17% 18%
Multiracial 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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?

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are not very good at all and class size is very high.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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