#33 Middle School in NH and #6 in Hillsborough County

Merrimack Middle School

31 Madeline Bennett Ln, Merrimack, NH 03054

How Good is Merrimack Middle School?

Report Card

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

Merrimack Middle School is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. It has 597 students and 54 teachers and serves grades 7-8.

When compared to other schools in New Hampshire it is above average and has received and a grade of A- from The School Review. Of middle schools, Merrimack Middle School ranks 33 in the state and 6 for its county.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including New Hampshire standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Merrimack Middle School performs above average compared to other New Hampshire middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

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

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Merrimack Middle School earned a grade of B+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire.

Students : Teacher
NH Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NH Avg. 9%
Learning Enviroment Grade B+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


A school’s safety grade is calculated by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Merrimack Middle School earned a grade of B- for safety. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire.

Safety Grade B-
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Fair


An overview of the student body of Merrimack Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 15%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 22%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 27%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 597
Minority Students 56
Diversity Index 11
Students with Disablities 98
Economically Disadvantaged 9%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 6%

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Merrimack Middle School are included. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Merrimack, New Hampshire schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 James Mastricola Upper Elementary School B B- B B
2 Amherst Middle School A+ A+ A A+
3 Litchfield Middle School B+ A- C B+
4 Ross A. Lurgio Middle School A+ A A- A+
5 McKelvie Intermediate School A+ A+ A- A

Merrimack Middle School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Merrimack Middle School? 597
  • How good of a school is Merrimack Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A-, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Merrimack Middle School in? The school is located in Hillsborough County.
  • How can I contact Merrimack Middle School? The school's number is (603) 424-6289. You can visit their website at http://www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/MerrimackMiddle.cfm.
  • Where is Merrimack Middle School? 31 Madeline Bennett Ln, Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054

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
James Mastricola Upper Elementary School
26 Baboosic Lake Rd Merrimack, NH 03054
Amherst Middle School
Cross Rd Amherst, NH 03031
Litchfield Middle School
19 Mcelwain Dr Litchfield, NH 03052
Ross A. Lurgio Middle School
47a Nashua Rd Bedford, NH 03110
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Rd Bedford, NH 03110