#34 High School in NH and #1 in Cheshire County

Keene High School

43 Arch St, Keene, NH 03431

How Good is Keene High School?

Report Card

B Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Located in Keene, New Hampshire, Keene High School, is a Cheshire County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1375 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of B+. Compared to other state schools Keene High School scores are slightly above average. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 34 for New Hampshire and 1 in Cheshire County.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


Standardized test scores and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic grade for a high school. For academics, Keene High School performs average when compared to other high schools in New Hampshire and received the grade of B for this measure.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B
Test Performance Good
AP/IB Participation Fair
SAT/ACT Participation Very Good

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Keene High School received a grade of A for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in New Hampshire.

Students : Teacher
NH Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
NH Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NH Avg. 9%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


School safety is estimated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Keene High School received a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in New Hampshire.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Keene High School is shown below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 15%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 19%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 23%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,375
Minority Students 97
Diversity Index 8
Students with Disablities 242
Economically Disadvantaged 26%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest high schools to Keene High School are included below. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Keene, New Hampshire schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Making Community Connections Charter School - Monadnock N/A N/A D D
2 Monadnock Regional High School B- B- B+ B
3 Bellows Falls Uhsd #27 B B- A C
4 Hinsdale High School C C- A+ C-
5 Brattleboro Senior Uhsd #6 B- B- B+ B-

Keene High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Keene High School? The school reported 1375 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Keene High School? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Keene High School in? The school is located in Cheshire County.
  • How can I contact Keene High School? The school's number is (603) 352-0640. You can visit their website at http://www.keene.k12.nh.us.
  • Where is Keene High School? 43 Arch St, Keene, New Hampshire 03431

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Monadnock Regional High School
580 Old Homestead Hwy E. Swanzey, NH 03446
Bellows Falls Uhsd #27
Route 5 South Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Hinsdale High School
49 School St Hinsdale, NH 03451
Brattleboro Senior Uhsd #6
131 Fairground Road Brattleboro, VT 05301