School Details

Pembroke Academy

209 Academy Rd, Pembroke, NH 03275
(603) 485-7881

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 888 students 13 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 2014
  • Pembroke School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pembroke Academy is a public high school in Suncook. 888 children attend Pembroke Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 888 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pembroke Academy is 13:1. Bow High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student who currently attends Pembroke Academy I have found many of the teachers to be for lack of a better term two faced. Many of them are quite kind and very agreeable and willing to work with the parents yet when I put in a request for something to be done whether I need a class changed or I have a problem in one of my classes the teachers appear to always be busy or have a problem helping me with whatever it is I am doing. I have seen many people drop classes or just get relative help but when asked for it appears to be unavailable. Also many of the students are often under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are many bad influences in the school and many of the students drop out or go to the PACE academy due to drug problems pregnancy etc. The staff know about the drug problems and have actually witnessed kids smoking drinking etc. and have done nothing about it. It is a disturbing problem and I believe that if the teachers took their job seriously and actually tried to help the children and the overall environment of the school Pembroke Academy would be a better place

  • (5 years ago)

    The school offers an opportunity for each student to develope and grow in the area they are most suited. Not a scientist - that's ok if you would rather work on a motor or be business person. We need all different kinds of expertise for future jobs - Pembroke helps each one attain their own goals - not necessarily the goals of the masses. And hopefully provides the morals to lead good productive honest lives.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has made great strides! School of excellence improved test scores and great parent communication. Well done keep up the great work

  • (8 years ago)

    PA may not have all the bells and whistles of say Bow but it has rigorous academics for those who want such and a solid commitment to inclusion for kids who need special education. My kids have had very good teachers for the most part better than their salaries would suggest. The teachers are available after school for extra help. There are lots of opportunities to get involved. The lack of bus service for Pembroke students can be a hardship for some families and the layout of the entrance and parking is a mess. I have been very happy with the education my kids have received.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has always had and will always have quality academic programs. Parent Students and Teachers must work together to keep the high standards of this school Extracurricular activities are numerous. Parents can not expect The Academy to raise their children but be proactive. All my children and grandchildren have and do attend this school and received an excellent education.

  • (11 years ago)

    I believe that this school has a lot of potential if parents and teachers joined to teach the kids together. I feel that the parents are putting to much pressure on the teachers to raise their kids. It should be a combination of both people teachers and parents. The school has been through a lot in recent years. I believe the staff has a number of excellent and caring teachers and they should be noted. As long as your child works to their potential they can be very successful! Michael Zachodny

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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