About EMHS


The town of Epping, population 7125, is located in Rockingham County in southern New Hampshire. Epping is 60 miles north of Boston, MA and 25 miles east of Manchester, NH. The Epping School District serves approximately 900 students in grades PreK through 12. In grades 9-12 at Epping Middle High School, there are more than 80 courses in 13 disciplines. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH.


The Epping High School community educates and empowers students within a safe learning environment to become Respectful, Involved, and Knowledgeable 21st century learners and citizens.


The mission of the Epping School District is to focus on the potential of every student and engage each to be passionate, confident learners who demonstrate competence and have strength of character to reach their highest aspirations and thoughtfully contribute to a diverse and changing world.


Our academic programs provide students with a college, career, and life preparatory curriculum. These courses require analysis, critical thinking, and a commitment to meeting high academic standards. Per the NH Department of Education Public School Standards, high school credit is awarded through meeting courses competencies. Competency is defined as the understanding and application of key concepts and skills within and across content areas. Epping High School embeds the Work Study Practices into the curriculum; every student is assessed in the areas of Self-Direction, Communication, Collaboration, and Innovation. In addition to academic classes, student have a weekly Advisory and daily Flex block. Advisory is where students work on developing executive functioning skills and community building. Flex gives students the opportunity to partake in enrichment activities, remediate with teachers, and assemble for meetings and presentations.


Epping Middle High School offers differentiated diplomas: District Standard, Honors, and State Standard. Requirements for each diploma can be found in the Program of Studies on the EMHS website. Requirements for the Epping District Standard Diploma include:

English - 4 credits
Math - 3 credits
Science - 3 credits
Social Studies - 3 credits
Computer Ed - 1/2 credit

Physical Education - 1 credit
Health - 1/2 credit
Arts - 1/2 credit
Electives - credits
Total - 22.5 credits


2022-2023 Enrollment (9-12): 244
Enrollment in Class of 2023: 54
School Year: 175 days, 2 semesters

Epping Middle High School operates on a 4 period per day, A/B block schedule with courses running either full-year or semester-long.

Contact Information

33 Prescott Rd
Epping, NH 03042
(603) 679-2544

William Furbush

Christopher Mazzone

Susan Gualtieri
Asst. Principal

Tyler Nekton
Asst. Principal

School Counseling Office

Tracy Bell
Administrative Assistant

Melorah Bisaillon
Alt.Program Counselor 9-12

Nick DeGruttola
School Counselor 6-8

Julie Morin
School Counselor 9-12

graduating students throwing their caps

GPA, Class Ranking, & Latin Honors

A student's GPA is determined by multiplying the weighted grade point value by the credits earned for each individual class, totaling the grade points earned, and then dividing the total grade points earned by the total credits attempted.

Class rank is the order of weighted GPA's in a graduating class from highest to lowest. As of the 2021-2022 school year, EMHS will no longer recognize achievement by class ranking but will instead apply the Latin Honors System to award graduation honors:

Cum Laude = 3.50 or higher
Magna Cum Laude = 3.75 or higher
Summa Cum Laude = 4.00 or higher

GPA Range for Class of 2023 (as of 9/2022)

4.00+ = 1

3.75+ = 8 3.50+ = 6 3.25+ = 8
3.00+ = 5 2.75+ = 6 2.50+ = 9 2.25+ = 4
2.00+ = 4 1.00+ = 1    

Class of 2023 SAT Data

All juniors in the state of NH are required to take the SAT in the spring of 11th grade. The chart below displays the EMHS Class of 2023's average scores of all required test-takers and the average score of the Class of 2023's college-bound test takers from the Spring 2021 test administration. College-bound status is determined by the completion of Algebra II or higher by the end of junior year. The number of test takers is noted in each section:

  EMHS Class of 2023, all test takers (52) EMHS Class of 2023, college bound status (32) Statewide, all test takers (10,599)


513 563 512
Math 484 538 494
Total 997 1101 1006


Advanced Placement & Honors Courses

Advanced Placement courses are available in US History, Statistics, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, and English Language & Composition. Some AP courses are offered every year and others are on alternating years as needed. Dual-Enrollment college credit is available in Quantitative Reasoning and College Composition as well as in numerous courses at the Seacoast School of Technology.

Dedicated Honors sections are available in Biology, Geometry, Algebra II, English IV, Spanish IV/V, and French IV/V. An "Honors Option" is available in college prep core classes when no dedicated honors section exists. Honors Option gives students the opportunity to take a more rigorous course of study by completing a more in-depth study of the content.

Class of 2022 Post-Secondary Data

4 - Year Colleges:        43% attending
                                          (55% applied and accepted)
2 - Year Colleges:        21% attending
Trade School:               6% attending
Employment:                28%
Unknown:                      2%

College Acceptances for Recent Graduates

Below is a sampling of EMHS college acceptances from the past three years.

University of NH

University of Hartford

Fordham University

Plymouth State

Brown University

Mass, Institute of Technology

Keene State

Husson University

Emmanuel College

Southern NH University

Union College

Univ. of Miami

Rivier University

Wentworth Inst. of Technology

American Univ.

St. Anselm College

Yale University

Rutgers University

University of New England

Stonehill College

Merrimack College

Colby College

Rensselaer Poly Tech Inst.

Ringling College of Art & Design

Franklin Pierce Univ.

Northeastern Univ.

Carnegie Mellon University

Boston University

Suffolk University

University of Southern Maine

Hofstra University

Providence College

Penn State University

St. Michael's College

Bentley University

Bay Path College


Epping High School's Grading and Reporting System

In September 2018, Epping Middle High School transitioned to a full competency-based grading and reporting system. Students are assessed in multiple competencies per course, typically 4-6 competencies per semester. These competency grades, which must all be passing to earn credit, are averaged together to determine a final course grade for each semester. The chart below displays the grade points associated with each grade by course level.

  GPA Points Awarded
Course Grade Standard/College Prep Honors & Dual-Enrollment Advanced Placement
Exemplary (E) 4.00 4.50 5.00
Meets Competency Plus (MC+) 3.50 4.00 4.50
Meets Competency (MC) 3.00 3.50 4.00
Basic Competency Plus (BC+) 2.50 3.00 3.50
Basic Competency (BC) 2.00 2.50 3.00
Novice (N) 0.00 0.00 0.00


Traditional grades transferred into EMHS from other schools, including VLACS, SST, and other accredited high schools, are awarded the following GPA points towards a student's cumulative GPA

Course Grade Standard / College Prep Advanced Honors / Dual Enrollment / Advanced Placement
A-, A, A+ 4.00 4.50
B-, B, B+ 3.00 3.50
C-, C, C+ 2.00 2.50
D-, D, D+ 1.00 1.50
F, Inc 0.00 0.00

To learn more about the grading and reporting system at EMHS, you can visit the school website (www.sau14.org/emhs) and look for "A Guide to Competency Based Grading & Reporting" under the parent/student information page.

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