#71 Middle School in NH and #5 in Strafford County

Somersworth Middle School

7 Memorial Dr, Somersworth, NH 03878

How Good is Somersworth Middle School?

Report Card

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

Somersworth Middle School is a middle school in Somersworth, New Hampshire. It is in Strafford County. The school reports an enrollment of 337 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 11 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of C. Compared to other state schools Somersworth Middle School scores are slightly below average. The school ranks 5 for middle schools in Strafford County and 71 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

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. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination 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 calculate a school’s academics grade. Somersworth Middle School received a grade of C- for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in New Hampshire.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C-
Test Performance Poor
Algebra 1 Passed N/A

Learning Enviroment

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

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 Good
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Somersworth Middle School performs average compared to other New Hampshire middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B.

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


Information about the student body at Somersworth Middle School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 15%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 22%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 27%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 337
Minority Students 78
Diversity Index 27
Students with Disablities 62
Economically Disadvantaged 44%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest middle schools to Somersworth Middle School are listed below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. For a larger list of Somersworth schools, go to the Somersworth, New Hampshire schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Noble Middle School B+ A- A C+
2 Seacoast Charter School B+ A C- N/A
3 Dover Middle School A- A- A- B
4 Rochester Middle School C+ C B+ C-
5 Barrington Middle School B+ B A- A

Somersworth 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 Somersworth Middle School? 337 students.
  • Is Somersworth Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of C, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Somersworth Middle School in? The school is located in Strafford County.
  • How can I contact Somersworth Middle School? The school's number is (603) 692-2126. You can visit their website at http://www.sau56.org/somersworth-middle-school.
  • Where is Somersworth Middle School? 7 Memorial Dr, Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878

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
Noble Middle School
46 Cranberry Meadow Road Berwick, ME 03901
Seacoast Charter School
171 Watson Road Dover, NH 03820
Dover Middle School
16 Daley Dr Dover, NH 03820
Rochester Middle School
47 Brock St Rochester, NH 03867
Barrington Middle School
51 Haley Dr Barrington, NH 03825