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Manchester Memorial High School
One Crusader Way


United States
Coordinates 42°58′03″N 71°26′05″W / 42.96750°N 71.43472°W / 42.96750; -71.43472

42°58′03″N 71°26′05″W / 42.96750°N 71.43472°W / 42.96750; -71.43472
Type Public high school
MottoScientia est potentia
(Knowledge is power)
PrincipalArthur Adamakos
Teaching staff109.0 ( FTE)
Enrollment1,466 (2016-17) [1]
Student to teacher ratio16.96
Color(s)Red, White, Blue

Manchester Memorial High School is a four-year comprehensive school in Manchester, New Hampshire, with an enrollment of approximately 1,600. The school's Latin motto is "scientia est potentia."

Manchester Memorial accepts students from Manchester as well as the suburban-rural communities of Auburn, Hooksett, and Candia. However, Auburn is currently in the process of transferring their tuition contracts to Pinkerton Academy, and this transfer should be done within the next two years.


Manchester Memorial High School (MMHS) has received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and from the New Hampshire Department of Education. Manchester Memorial offers vocational education courses at the Manchester School of Technology

The school has a variety of Advanced Placement Program classes. As of the 2014–2015 school year these included AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Physics, AP Studio Art, AP Government, AP Statistics, and AP Economics.


The demographic breakdown of the 1849 students enrolled for the 2012–2013 school year was: [2]

  • Male – 50.4%
  • Female – 49.6%
  • Native American/Alaskan – 0.6%
  • Asian/Pacific islander – 4.1%
  • Black – 6.3%
  • Hispanic – 11.8%
  • White – 72.8%
  • Multiracial – 4.4%

Additionally, 35.9% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch prices.


Memorial High School is a member of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA). It participates in Division I for all sports.

The Crusaders won the Division I hockey state champions in 1978, 1989, 1991, 1995 and 2013.[ citation needed]

In 2006 the baseball team won the Class L state championship. It was the first title for Memorial in any team sport since the baseball team won the Division I title in 1998[ citation needed].


Memorial High opened in 1960. Originally, the school had a statue of a crusader (the school's mascot) outside the administrative office, but this was stolen in the first year and was never replaced.

In 1992, the first annual FIRST Robotics Competition was held in the gymnasium. FIRST is a robotics competition in which high school students design and build robots to play a game. The first one was held in the gymnasium, but has grown into an international competition involving 5,000 teams across 3 leagues ( FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition) from over 30 countries. The FIRST world championship is now held in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Manchester Memorial High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for Manchester Memorial High School". Retrieved 4 June 2015.