#8 Elementary School in NH and #1 in Merrimack County

Canterbury Elementary School

15 Baptist Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224

How Good is Canterbury Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Canterbury Elementary School is a elementary school in Canterbury, New Hampshire. It is in Merrimack County. Serving grades K-5, the school has 119 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other New Hampshire schools. Canterbury Elementary School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of elementary schools, Canterbury Elementary School ranks 8 in the state and 1 for its county.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards 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 overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including New Hampshire standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics grade. Canterbury Elementary School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in New Hampshire.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Canterbury Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other New Hampshire elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Students : Teacher
NH Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NH Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. The safety grade was not calculated for Canterbury Elementary School due a lack of reported data.

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


Basic student body information from Canterbury Elementary School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 119
Minority Students 1
Diversity Index 1
Students with Disablities 20
Economically Disadvantaged 14%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A


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Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are elementary schools close to Canterbury Elementary School. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. All Canterbury schools can be viewed on the Canterbury, New Hampshire schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Boscawen Elementary School A- B A+ A
2 Penacook Elementary School B B- A C
3 Loudon Elementary School B C+ A+ C+
4 Beaver Meadow School B B- A A-
5 Southwick School B- C A+ B+

Canterbury Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Canterbury Elementary School? 119 students.
  • Is Canterbury Elementary School a good school? 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 Canterbury Elementary School in? The school is located in Merrimack County.
  • How can I contact Canterbury Elementary School? The school's number is (603) 783-9944. You can visit their website at http://sites.google.com/a/sau80.org/canterbury-elementary.
  • Where is Canterbury Elementary School? 15 Baptist Rd, Canterbury, New Hampshire 03224

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. 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 the Safety of an elementary school 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
Boscawen Elementary School
1 Best Ave Boscawen, NH 03303
Penacook Elementary School
60 Village St Penacook, NH 03303
Loudon Elementary School
7039 School St Loudon, NH 03307
Beaver Meadow School
40 Sewalls Fall Rd Concord, NH 03301
Southwick School
50 Zion Hill Rd Northfield, NH 03276