About Us

The Somersworth School District is located in the seacoast region of New Hampshire.   One of the "tri-cities," Somersworth borders Rochester and Dover as well as the Maine town of North Berwick.  The city encompasses ten square miles and has a population of just under 12,000 residents.  

With an enrollment of approximately 1,350 students Pre-K through 12, Somersworth has four schools to meet the educational needs of its students.  Students in grades PreK-2 attend Idlehurst Elementary School while students in grades 3-5 attend Maple Wood Elementary  Somersworth Middle School is for students in grade 6-8.  Students in grades 9-12 complete their educational journey Somersworth High School.  Somersworth High School also has a Career Technical Center which provides students from Somersworth and the surrounding school districts with opportunities to study career fields such as engineering, automotive technology, marketing, and broadcasting, among others. 

The City of Somersworth operates as a City form of government.  As a result, the school district is considered a department of the City.  Together with the Mayor, City Manager and City Council, the school district administration and the school board work in concert with city officials to keep the community better informed about the educational opportunities available to the children in Somersworth.

Somersworth School Board includes nine members which are elected every two years. There are five ward seats and four at-large seats.  The school board typically meets twice a month in the City Hall Chambers.

Our district theme for the 2021-2022 school year is "ONE" :

  ONE Faculty

  ONE Student Body

  ONE Family

  ONE Community

ONE District

As we continue to navigate through the isolation and stress caused by the COVID-19 health pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to come together, support each other and realize that we are all a part of ONE.