The Manchester School District is the state's largest and oldest school system. The District is governed by a fifteen member committee that is elected every two years. The Mayor serves as chairperson of the Board.
The District is comprised of a developmental preschool program,14 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, including a Career and Technical Education Center, and a program for adult education. The District serves nearly 14,000 students and employs 1,900 faculty and staff.
As a community with an increasingly diverse population, MSD offers a wide range of programs and initiatives. More than 1,500 students are English Language Learners who, as immigrants or refugees, are non-English proficient. The EL program provides English language instruction and offers students assistance with cultural assimilation.
The Manchester School District and the City of Manchester are united in their desire to provide students with quality education in wholesome environments.
Providing an exceptional education for its children heads the list of Manchester's priorities. Partnerships with the business community are highly valued. Together, working with students, parents, educators, school administrators, elected officials, and the community at-large, Manchester's education system is proactive and visionary.