Manchester Central High School

535 Beech Street
Manchester, NH 03104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,305 students in grades 9-12, Manchester Central High School 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 15-19% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • : 68% (Btm 50% in NH)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Manchester Central High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Manchester Central High School's student population of 1,305 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,305 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Manchester Central High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 457 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Manchester Central High School is 0.72, 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.
This School
State Level (NH)
#386 out of 457 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Manchester Central High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Manchester Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Manchester Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25-29%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Manchester Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Manchester Central High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
17%
2%
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White
42%
83%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Manchester Central High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New Hampshire.
0.72
This chart displays the diversity score of Manchester Central High School and the public school average diversity score of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
68%
88%
This chart displays graduation rate of Manchester Central High School and public school graduation rate of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Manchester Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Manchester Central High School's ranking?
Manchester Central High School is ranked #386 out of 457 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What schools are Manchester Central High School often compared to?
Manchester Central High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Manchester Memorial High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% NH state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% NH state average).
What is the graduation rate of Manchester Central High School?
The graduation rate of Manchester Central High School is 68%, which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 88%.
How many students attend Manchester Central High School?
1,305 students attend Manchester Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Manchester Central High School students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Black, 11% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Manchester Central High School?
Manchester Central High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Manchester Central High School offer ?
Manchester Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Manchester Central High School part of?
Manchester Central High School is part of Manchester School District.
In what neighborhood is Manchester Central High School located?
Manchester Central High School is located in the Corey Square neighborhood of Manchester, NH.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • : 68% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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