#2 Middle School in NH and #1 in Hillsborough County

Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)

486 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063

How Good is Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)?

Report Card

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

Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) is a middle school located in Nashua, New Hampshire. An enrollment of 335 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other New Hampshire schools. Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools, Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) ranks 2 in the state and 1 for its county.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.

Academics

A number of factors, including New Hampshire standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics grade. For academics, Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Good

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) earned a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire.

Students : Teacher
16
NH Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
37%
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
11%
NH Avg. 9%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Fair
Teacher Experience Good

Safety

Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety grade. Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) earned a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A

Demographics

Basic student body information from Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) can be seen below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
1%
NH Avg. 15%
Free Lunch
3%
NH Avg. 22%
Econ. Disadvantaged
3%
NH Avg. 27%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 335
Minority Students 182
Diversity Index 40
Students with Disablities 4
Economically Disadvantaged 3%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A

Achievements

A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are middle schools close to Academy for Science and Design Charter (M). The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Nashua, New Hampshire schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Gate City Charter School for the Arts B- B- B- N/A
2 Pennichuck Middle School B- C B+ B
3 Microsociety Academy Charter School of Southern Nh A A+ C N/A
4 Amherst Middle School A+ A+ A A+
5 Elm Street Middle School C+ C A- B-

Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)? The school reported 335 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Academy for Science and Design Charter (M) in? The school is located in Hillsborough County.
  • How can I contact Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)? The school's number is (603) 595-4705. You can visit their website at http://www.asdnh.org.
  • Where is Academy for Science and Design Charter (M)? 486 Amherst Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03063

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. 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, or 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
Gate City Charter School for the Arts
7 Henry Clay Dr Merrimack, NH 03054
Pennichuck Middle School
207 Manchester St Nashua, NH 03060
Microsociety Academy Charter School of Southern Nh
591 West Hollis Street Nashua, NH 03062
Amherst Middle School
Cross Rd Amherst, NH 03031
Elm Street Middle School
117 Elm St Nashua, NH 03060