Main Dunstable School

20 Whitford Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Main Dunstable School serves 418 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Main Dunstable School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (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 65-69% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 418 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NH
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Main Dunstable School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Main Dunstable School's student population of 418 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
418 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Main Dunstable School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Main Dunstable School is 0.58, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#51 out of 456 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
24%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
60%
83%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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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 Main Dunstable School's ranking?
Main Dunstable School is ranked #51 out of 456 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What schools are Main Dunstable School often compared to?
Main Dunstable Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bicentennial Elementary School, New Searles School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% NH state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NH state average).
How many students attend Main Dunstable School?
418 students attend Main Dunstable School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Main Dunstable School students are White, 24% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Main Dunstable School?
Main Dunstable School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Main Dunstable School offer ?
Main Dunstable School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Main Dunstable School part of?
Main Dunstable School is part of Nashua School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 418 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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