Fewer Hooksett freshmen heading to Manchester schools
"I think it is becoming very clear that many parents of school-age children in Hooksett no longer feel that attending a Manchester high school is in the best interest of their student. And Pinkerton is the only school that can accept all our students, making them the best alternative," School Board Chairman Trisha Korkosz said.
"We conducted one informal survey of the 8th grade in December about which school they wanted to go to, and 74 students indicated they wanted to go to Manchester," Pearl said.
Pearl said he doesn't think the drop-off says anything about the education Manchester provides.
"A lot of students just want to go where their friends are going," Pearl said.
Along with Manchester and Pinkerton, 11 incoming freshmen will attend private schools, seven will go to Londonderry, six will go to Bow and four will attend Pembroke.
"I think the administration did an exceptional job."
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