Gate City Charter School For The Arts

7 Henry Clay Dr
Merrimack, NH 03054
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Bottom 50%
Serving 155 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Gate City Charter School For The Arts ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Bottom 50% in NH
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Gate City Charter School For The Arts ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

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School Overview

Gate City Charter School For The Arts's student population of 155 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
155 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Gate City Charter School For The Arts ranks within the bottom 50% of all 456 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Gate City Charter School For The Arts is 0.39, which is more 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)
#416 out of 456 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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11-19%
38%
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30-39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
11:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
77%
83%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.39
This chart display the diversity score of Gate City Charter School For The Arts and the public school average diversity score of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
15%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gate City Charter School For The Arts and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gate City Charter School For The Arts's ranking?
Gate City Charter School For The Arts is ranked #416 out of 456 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What schools are Gate City Charter School For The Arts often compared to?
Gate City Charter School For The Artsis often viewed alongside schools like Thorntons Ferry School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% NH state average), while 30-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NH state average).
How many students attend Gate City Charter School For The Arts?
155 students attend Gate City Charter School For The Arts.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Gate City Charter School For The Arts students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 10% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gate City Charter School For The Arts?
Gate City Charter School For The Arts has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Gate City Charter School For The Arts offer ?
Gate City Charter School For The Arts offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Gate City Charter School For The Arts part of?
Gate City Charter School For The Arts is part of Gate City Charter School For The Arts School District.

School Reviews

3   10/6/2023
Our kids are so happy at Gate City Charter School - their teachers continuously provide engaging lessons and art-based projects, and treat all their students as individuals. My kids are learning, growing, and moreover, love being at school. They are involved in clubs and activities, and one of their favorite things about GCCSA is the elective program that allows them to learn about academically based special interests. The staff has always been responsive and supportive when working with my family. We are so happy to be at GCCSA and excited to see our kiddos grow throughout the years!
- Posted by Parent - Parent of a Student
5   6/30/2022
Gate city is a fantastic school, each of my kids has some sort of learning disability and they have been nothing but helpful! The teachers are excellent and so is all the staff!
- Posted by Parent - Mom of multiple kids
5   3/24/2020
Administration is top notch. My child is included and supported. The staff is very well informed and works well together. A few early years the school had growing pains and had to address toxic parents & board members. Staff had a minimal turnover. The music and art instruction was our first interest but Our children have tested above average and have been able to get materials that challenge and fulfill learning. Pleased beyond words. Visit the school your children will thank you.
- Posted by Parent - Very happy parent
1   3/23/2020
Beware, this school sounds great but the teachers are not all certified and they do not know how to properly handle bullies. If you question them, they will throw you out or do whatever necessary to force you to want to leave. They do nothing about the bullies because their parents either work there or volunteer. The teachers will forcibly touch the students to discipline them. The academics are way behind. They have zero coordinance when it comes to pick up. Students mix in with parents, anyone can leave with a child without showing ID, and it's a not house getting out without hitting anyone that's gathered around the cars. They will randomly request money from parents with no notice. Anywhere from $10-$100. Stay away from this school.
- Posted by Parent - Parent
1   9/3/2019
Do not send your children! Warning! Very poorly managed the children have more authority than the adults! Bullying is a huge issue that is ignored because that can''t lose any more students! Stay away
- Posted by Parent - Concerned
1   7/9/2019
This school has very bad issues with bullying. Co founder and board are the problem . They have been taken all the way to the state board of education for there behaviors . People who have reported problems get thrown out not heard. Be careful call state ASAP if your child is bullied there.
- Posted by Parent - Mom
5   2/6/2017
Gate City Charter School for the Arts has provided my family the opportunity to attend a school of community, kindness, respect and academic challenges while studying the arts and not losing site of children`s imagination and creativity. We have been traveling 25 minutes (a lot of days longer with traffic) each morning to get to GCCSA for over a year now. I feel it is well worth the travel to come to a school that offers my children the ability to find and excel with their strengths and challenges them to overcome their weaknesses. This school provides an environment that allows teachers to teach to each student`s strengths and moves them academically to keep them engaged as opposed to standard testing and teaching to the lower middle and bottom of the class only. My children are happy to go to school each morning and see what adventure is in store for their classroom. They feel valued by the teachers and staff at GCCSA who are helping to shape them into amazing individuals.
- Posted by Parent - Kim

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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