Pennichuck Middle School

  • Pennichuck Middle School serves 637 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 14%.

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School Overview

  • Pennichuck Middle School's student population of 637 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pennichuck Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pennichuck Middle School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.16. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall School Rank#334 out of 457 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pennichuck Middle 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennichuck Middle 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
5%
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Black
4%
2%
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White
60%
86%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennichuck Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NH.
Diversity Score0.570.16
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
23%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennichuck Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennichuck Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNashua School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

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