Coos Has Two Of Four Schools Statewide Honored For Excellence

May 14, 2016

Two of the four schools statewide being honored by a private group for excellence in education are in Coos County.

The schools are the Lancaster Elementary, which covers grades K-8, and the White Mountain Regional High School in Whitefield.

They were selected by the nonprofit New Hampshire Excellence In Education, which is not affiliated with the New Hampshire Department of Education.

The awards are not based on test schools. Instead, the group says, it considers issues such as how well does the school “personalize learning to meet the needs of educating the whole child.”

The last time a school in Coos won was 2010. It was the Milan Elementary School.

Students at the Lancaster Elementary School learned of the award at an assembly. “This school really, really demonstrated they work as a team to deliver for the kids," said Kenneth Darsney, the co-chair of the K-8 Selection Committee. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Below the notches the award for middle school went to the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry and

the Thorntons Ferry School in Merrimack.

Twenty schools statewide entered this year’s competition.