About Us



The Somersworth High School community will foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and literacy in students while developing respectful, responsible, and articulate global citizens.



The original Somersworth High School can be seen on the postcard above from 1906. The grand school house arose on Prospect Hill in 1849. The building was 71 feet long and 51 feet wide, two stories high on a lot of approximately two acres, surrounded by streets and houses. One entrance was for girls and one for boys with anterooms at each for hanging up clocks and caps. The first floor was pided into two rooms, one for the primary grades and one for the intermediate grades. The second floor was dedicated solely for a high school, with one large room and two smaller "recitation" rooms. 340 students could attend this large modern facility. It is often said that Somersworth had the first high school in the state. However, the Third Annual Report of the Commissioner of Common Schools to the Legislature of New Hampshire, June session, 1849 -- contains a detailed account of the construction of the school, and also reports on the activities of high schools in Manchester and Portsmouth. It is more likely that this was the first building constructed in New Hampshire to be used for the express purpose of a public high school. Research indicates that the original building was razed in 1927 to make way for a new high school. (Friends of Somersworth)

Accredited since 1951!


We value the act of learning for life, which promotes creativity, critical thinking, and effective communication

We value the ability to think globally while acting locally for the betterment of the world

We value the act of respect-for ourselves, others, and the environment

We value the journey towards excellence in personal achievement both inside and outside the classroomin order to be college and career ready.

We value the use of mathematics, technology, and research skills for successful problem solving


The Somersworth School District shall not discriminate in its education programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, stalking, handicap or economic status under the provision of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any person having inquiries concerning the Somersworth School District's compliance with the stated above may contact: Pam MacDonald, Age Discrimination Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, and Title VI, Title VII, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and laws of New Hampshire pertaining to nondiscrimination.(603)-692-4450.