The Schools: The Mont Vernon Village School enrolls 178 students, Clark/Wilkins Elementary School has 673 students, Amherst Middle School has 611 students, and Souhegan Cooperative High School enrolls 831 students. The total PK-12, multi-district enrollment is 2293.
In addition to the schools of SAU #39 being of high quality, Souhegan High School is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools and serves as the high school for the students of the Amherst and Mont Vernon communities. Established in 1992, Souhegan High School is a mission driven school.
The towns of Amherst and Mont Vernon provide their own elementary schools and share the Amherst Middle and Souhegan High Schools. SAU #39, serving as the Central Office to the schools, is located at the historic Brick School on the Amherst green. Mont Vernon and Amherst are located in south-central N.H., offering proximity to the cultural and recreational activities of New England. The neighboring towns are rich in traditions and classic New England flavor. Amherst has many well preserved, beautifully renovated, historic buildings in the center of town. Many residents run small businesses in town, while others work in nearby cities or commute to jobs in Massachusetts. Details about the towns are found on their respective websites:
The faculty and staff are committed, highly qualified and experienced people who share the mission to engage, challenge, and support all learners.
SAU #39 and its schools are governed by four boards of education: Amherst and Mont Vernon each have five member school boards. Souhegan Cooperative High School is governed by a seven member school board. The fourth board is the SAU #39 Board comprising members of the three boards and meets to approve a central office budget, to elect a new superintendent of schools, and to develop policies common to the school districts.
The Central Office:
The Superintendent of Schools, as the educational leader of SAU #39, is responsible for all aspects of the students’ education, the schools and the Central Office. There is very strong support by certificated, experienced professionals that constitute the SAU #39 Leadership Team. Highly capable personnel are staffed in the following Central Office departments: Office of the Superintendent of Schools and Business Administrator, Director of Human Resources, Curriculum and Professional Development, Special Instructional Services, Finance, Technology, Food Services and Buildings and Grounds.