Spaulding High School

130 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-0757

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1430 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
  • Rochester School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spaulding High School is a public high school in Rochester. 1,430 students attend Spaulding High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 36% of the 1,430 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Spaulding High School is 13:1. Monarch School of New England is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • 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 94% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with Spauilding. It offers an amazing variety of opportunities both acaademic and extra-curricular. Every year the newspaper prints stories about the top 10 graduating students at the area high sschools. Spaulding's top 10 take a back seat to no one. Recent grads have gone on to Harvard Dartmouth Middlebury Bates and Johns Hopkins to name a few. Rochester's test ratings may not match some other more affluent disctricts but that has a lot to do with demographics. A motivated student who takes advantage of Spaulding's Honors and Advanced Placement courses can excel and get into a great college.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a student at spaulding high school and i have to say that spaulding has to do with alot of Sex Drugs And Drama.

  • (5 years ago)

    Spaulding is a great opportunity for those who take advantage of all it has to offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has teachers who are good role models to their students. Their dedication to their students is outstanding!

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Spaulding last year and just finished my first year of college. I have made deans list both semesters however cannot say that this was due to my education at Spaulding. Spaulding no where near prepared me for what college was expecting and I was an honors student all 4 years (in 2 honor societies/honor roll). The honors/ AP program is the best thing that couldve happened to Spaulding however in my opinion if you or your son/daughter is not involved in the honors program then I highly suggest they be. Most teachers at Spaulding do not want to be there and cannot tolerate students except for a select few who really made an impact on my experience there. In addition the appearance of the school is a joke. The outside is extremely deceiving. Overall I am extremely disappointed with this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Spaulding has changed so much in the past 5 or so years. The academics are vastly improving and the extracurricular activities are amazing. A few years ago the school seemed a little dangerous but not any more! Since the change in organization and mangement the school is very safe and run smoothly. I am proud to say my sin a student at Spaulding and and honors student at that!

  • (7 years ago)

    Students believe that Spaulding is a bad school because they can't open their eyes to see how lucky they are to be in such a wonderful school. Many kids just think school is pointless and boring but it is their own attitude that makes school boring. Spaulding has many wonderful classes and extra-curricular activites that students can get involved in. Teachers are friendly and provide assistance to any student that needs it. As a student myself I know Spaulding has had a wonderful impact on my life. I am graduating with 7 college credits and I have taken many classes that will prepare me for my career. I would encourage people to definitely go to Spaulding and I am proud to say that I spent all four years there and I loved every minute of it!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has gone downhill the last few years the best teachers have retired and been replaced by mediocre ones and the students are pretty much awful delinquents. The new Freshman Academy is possibly the worst thing they could have ever done and the drug searches are a complete waste of time and money. Take my advice and chose a better school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has some of the worst kids. The teachers are not very helpful.

  • (9 years ago)

    Spaulding is one of the best schools in the district. The administration is always there for the students. Most of the teachers are very good especially in the Honors level.

  • (10 years ago)

    Spaulding has some great teachers. It has programs to meet the needs of everyone. My two kids attended Spaulding and went on to very selective colleges. Honors and advanced placement courses are available for motivated students. The key is to take advantage of what the school offers.

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