Amherst Middle School

14 Cross Rd.
Amherst, NH 03031
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Amherst Middle School serves 648 students in grades 5-8.
Amherst Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 648 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NH
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

School Overview

Amherst Middle School's student population of 648 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
648 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Amherst Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 456 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Amherst Middle School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#143 out of 456 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
95%
83%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amherst Middle School's ranking?
Amherst Middle School is ranked #143 out of 456 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What schools are Amherst Middle School often compared to?
Amherst Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, Merrimack Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% NH state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NH state average).
How many students attend Amherst Middle School?
648 students attend Amherst Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Amherst Middle School students are White, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Amherst Middle School?
Amherst Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Amherst Middle School offer ?
Amherst Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Amherst Middle School part of?
Amherst Middle School is part of Amherst School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 648 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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