About Us

Gilford High School, home of the Golden Eagles, is located in the historic center of Gilford Village. The school is situated on approximately twenty acres adjacent to town fields and recreational facilities. The original building opened in 1974 and a comprehensive high school renovation was completed in 2004.

We have a 9-12 grade configuration with a total enrollment of approximately 470 students. The town of Gilmanton also sends students to Gilford High School, and Gilmanton students comprise about one-third of the school's population. The teaching staff totals 39.8 teachers creating a student to teacher ratio of 16:1. In addition, the professional staff includes 3.5 guidance counselors, 5 special education teachers, College & Career Coordinator, nurse, media specialist, directed study specialist, Athletic Director, and a School Resource Officer. There are is also an Assistant Principal and Principal. In those classes required for graduation, the average class size is sixteen. Other than band and chorus, a strong attempt is made to limit class sizes to no more than 24 students. The average student attendance rate for the past three years is 95% percent.

The school operates on a trimester, block schedule. The day consists of five seventy- sixty four minute periods. All students are expected to take five courses each trimester. Students are required to earn 24 credits in order to graduate. Single-trimester, half-credit courses run every day for 60 days. Thus, students have the opportunity to earn 7.5 credits each year.

Gilford High School issues a competency based diploma. Student performance in school is measured by course competencies in trimester grade reports. Each trimester-long course has from two to five essential competencies, each of which must be mastered with a passing grade before graduation credit is assigned.

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