A ranking of the top school districts in New Hampshire for the 2019-2020 school year was recently released, and we are proud to report that Londonderry and a number of our neighbors made the top 15! With school back in session for many across the state, we examined these high-achieving districts and when they return to the classroom.
The Bedford School District, which returned to school August 27, ranked number four in the state, with all of their public schools receiving an “A” from Niche. Memorial School, Peter Woodbury School, and Riddle Brook School offer either Pre-K or Kindergarten through fourth grade. McKelvie Intermediate School teaches grades five and six, while Ross A. Lurgio School teaches seventh and eighth. Bedford High School sees students in grades nine through 12.
The Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School District ranked just behind Bedford, rounding out the top five. The Coop consists of Hollis Brookline Middle School, grades six through eight, and Hollis-Brookline High School, grades nine through 12. Both schools also received an overall “A” and students will return to class August 29.
Windham School District secured sixth place in the rankings, with students starting on September 3. Windham High School serves grades nine-12 and Windham Middle School sees students from grades six through eight. Windham Center School teaches kids from third through fifth grade, while Golden Brook Elementary School teaches Kindergarten through second grade. All of the schools received either an overall “A” or “A-“.
Our very own Londonderry School District placed 12th on the list, earning an overall grade of “A-“! Matthew Thornton Elementary School has 541, South Londonderry Elementary School has 445 students, and North Londonderry Elementary School has 464 students, all in grades one through five. Londonderry Middle School serves students in sixth through eighth grade, and Londonderry High School, ninth through 12th. Students returned to school on August 27.
Goffstown School District came in right behind Londonderry, in the 13th spot on the list, also receiving an overall grade of “A-“. Students will return September 3 to Bartlett Elementary School and Maple Avenue School, grades one through four; Mountain View Middle School, grades five through eight, and Goffstown High School, grades nine through 12.
Salem School District was ranked number 14. Dr. L.F. Soule School, William T. Barron Elementary School, North Salem Elementary School, William E. Lancaster School, and Mary A. Fisk Elementary School all work with students in either Pre-K or Kindergarten through fifth grade. Woodbury School teaches sixth through eighth, and Salem High School grades nine through 12. The district earned an overall score of “A-” and returns to class on August 29.
The entire top 15 were ranked by Niche as follows:
- SAU 70
- Oyster River Cooperative School District
- Portsmouth School District
- Bedford School District
- Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School District
- Windham School District
- Exeter Region Cooperative School District
- Hopkinton School District
- Bow School District
- Sunapee School District
- Moultonborough School District
- Londonderry School District
- Goffstown School District
- Salem School District
- Lebanon School District
Congratulations to all of our hardworking districts, schools, teachers, and students!