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About This School

Pennichuck Middle School is a public middle school in Nashua. 704 students go to Pennichuck Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 44% of the 704 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pennichuck Middle School is 12:1. Nashua Childrens Home is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Hispanic 19% 15%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The 6th grade writing teacher on neon is not enthusiastic and teaches curriculum below what is supposed to be. Same goes for the reading teacher on neon. The 6th grade science teacher is enthusiastic and the best teacher ever. She helps kids in school as well as if they need new clothes shoes etc and there family cannot support the student. I also know that she has bought these things with her own money. She has done this also with myself when she realized she had hurt my feelings in class she(with her own time and money) bought a bracelet from a store to help support my new business. She has to be the best teacher ever. I could never say enough nice things about her. The 6th grade neon math and social studies teachers are enthusiastic and helpful to students as well but the science teacher stands out of the crowd with her kind enthusiastic and upbeat attitude. The school lunches offer a wide variety of meals and the UA teachers are great. The rest if the staff really does their jobs great and the school is a happy fun and clean place to be. The only thing bringing down the score is the 6th grade LA teachers in neon.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated and she is well prepared for high school. Education is only as good as the kids are willing to work for. The teachers and Principal were always available if any parent wanted to talk to them. We will miss Pennichuck Middle School and their staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school for all of my Middle School time Okay staff most teachers are nice some not.Students not as great bad stuff occurs a WHOLE lot better than the Nashua North though.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Pennichuck!!! At penn. you hav soooo many opritunities to improve and have fun. I love the teachers. They always try makin the assignments fun and =not boring because they want us to have fun wen we learn.We were choosen to be a spotlight school last year (2008-2009) and that was awsome. The principal is always smiling and happy to see us at school and makes sure that everyone is safe always. My name is lauren and I am proud to say that I go to Pennichuck middle school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had two children attend this school on very different teams and I have had a great experience. My children have developed great writing skills and math skills during their enrollment. Most teachers are very cooperative and provide high expectations for them based on their academic level. Leadership has always supported any issues that may have occurred and the athletic program has developed my daughters self-esteem. With the way we as parents have become I'd say they do the best that they are able too with support of some parents and little support of others.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is not strict enough although it has very good athletic oppertuntities your child will not be getting a proper education

  • (5 years ago)

    Lots of gloss but little substance in the leadership of this school. I agree the teachers do a wonderful job under the circumstances.

  • (5 years ago)

    I loved this school!!! The teachers are great and I had a great middle school experience there!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is better funded than the other 2 middle schools in Nashua. The teachers try to help stuggling students. The only time they're not able to is either because the student is unwilling to be helped or the parent(s) get involved and somehow mess things up.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is amazing!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a hands on parent I am in and out of the school ofter. I am very happy with the faculty and the way the principal leads the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school does not appear to care about or provides little or no support for students who are struggling. My son is failing English and the school and his teacher are doing little or nothing to help him.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pennichuck Middle School has been a great learning expierience in and out of the classroom. We have enjoyed learning here and the faculty is great!

  • (6 years ago)

    It's a good school but so many unfortunenet events occur there you might almost believe it is cursed. ;-)

  • (7 years ago)

    I have witnessed a big difference in the poor leadership and the excellent teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Pennichuck Middle School is an excellent school. The teachers there are great and very easy to work with. They often had great humor and made learning enjoyable. The principal is great. He does a great job managing the school and keeps things in check. The extracurricular activities are plentiful and beneficial to the students who do attend Pennichuck. Pennichuck Middle School IS the best middle school in the region.

  • (7 years ago)

    I would agree that the leadership in this school is poor.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal is always nice unless you are a troublemaker and he supports extracurricular activities by attending games.

  • (7 years ago)

    Poor leadership from the principal.

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