About Memorial High School

STATISTICS
Community type:
       Residential/Industrial city
Population:
       Approximately 109,830;
       Largest city in stat
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Location:
       About 55 miles north of Boston;
       Three public high schools and a School of Technology;
       Two private high schools
School type:
       Four-year public comprehensive high school
Enrollment:
       1,450 students from Manchester
Class Enrollment (2017-2018):
        310 Seniors;
        336 Juniors;
        363 Sophomores;
        365 Freshmen;
Faculty:
        94 teachers, 7 counselors, 4 administrators
Accreditation:
        New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools;
        New Hampshire Department of Education
School Year:
        Two semesters with two marking periods per semester
School Day Structure:
        Eight (8) periods per day;
        48 minute periods/ 5 times weekly;
        Lab courses/7 classes weekly;
        Manchester School of Technology courses, 100 minutes daily
Average class size:  28

GRADING SYSTEM 
 
GRADE RANGE POINTS
A
90-100 4.0
B+ 85-89 3.5
B 80-84 3.0
C+ 75-79 2.5
C 70-74 2.0
D 65-69 1.0
F Academic Failure 0-64 0.0
NG Attendance No Grade 0.0
W Withdrawal 0.0
WF Withdrawal Failure 0.0
 

HONOR ROLL:
Honors are announced at the end of each marking period. Students who achieve an average of 3.0 qualify for Honors. Students whose grade point average is 3.5 or higher qualify for High Honors. Students whose grade point average is 3.85 or higher qualify for the Principal's Honors List.
 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
20 credits are required to earn a high school diploma and must include:
(1) ENGLISH - 4 Credits
(2) SOCIAL STUDIES - 2 1/2 Credits
         a) U.S. History - 1 Credit
         b) Civics or American Government - 1/2 Credit
        c) World History Survey - 1/2 Credit
         d) Economics - 1/2 Credit
(3) MATHEMATICS - 3 Credits
                a) 1 Credit must be in Algebra
(4) SCIENCE - 2 Credits
    a) Physical Science - 1 Credit
           b) Biological Science - 1 Credit
(5) PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 1 Credit
(6) ARTS - 1/2 Credit
(7) INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY - 1/2 Credit
(8) HEALTH EDUCATION - 1/2 Credit
 

SPECIAL CURRICULUM FEATURES
Advanced Placement Courses: Biology, Calculus, Computer Science, American Government, U.S. History, American Literature, Physics, Studio Art, Chemistry, Latin, Statistics
 
Honors Courses: English, World Languages, Art/Music, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies 
 
Special Programs: Program for the Learning Disabled, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs, Emotionally Handicapped Programs, Special Needs Programs, Vocational Courses at neighboring Manchester School of Technology, Alternative Special Needs Program, Student Assistance Program, Occupational Prep and Functional Living Skills Programs
 

WEIGHTED CLASS RANK:
The weighted class rank will determine the valedictorian, salutatorian and other top ten status rank in class after seven semesters of high school. All courses except Physical Education and Career Internship will be part of weighted class rank. The chart below indicates the value of each grade at each level:

GRADE LEVEL 4
HONORS
LEVEL 3
ACCELERATED
LEVEL 2
STANDARD
LEVEL 1
BASIC
A 12 10 8 6
B+ 10.5 8.75 7 5.25
B 9 7.5 6 4.5
C+ 7.5 6.25 5 3.75
C 6 5 4 3
D 3 2.5 2 1.5
F or E 0 0 0 0
W or WF 0 0 0 0



TESTING STATISTICAL DATA:
PSAT
Summary
Statistics
VERBAL/WRITING MATHEMATICS
YEAR MEAN MEAN
2007-08 47.3/45.6 48.8
2008-09 47.9/46.8 48.6
2009-10 47.7/46.6 47.3
2010-11 49.5/47.5 51.0
2011-12 47.9/46.6 48.8
2012-13 47.7/45.0 48.6

SAT
Summary
Statistics
VERBAL/WRITING MATHEMATICS
YEAR MEAN MEAN
2007-08 491/474 504
2008-09 485/466 481
2009-10 473/457 481
2010-11 487/468 485
2011-12 482/459 478
2012-13 483/467 488

FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION:

Class of 2017
82% Entered 4 year colleges or other post-secondary programs
6% Entered military service
12% Entered the work force