Public Schools (Pre K through Grade 12)

There are 10 public school districts that serve the 11 communities in Belknap County. gives some basic statistics on each school so you can do some comparison town by town. The following links bring you directly to each school’s website where you can find a lot more detail.

The Huot Technical Center

“The Huot” (pronounced like “Hew-it”) is one of 22 regional technical education centers in the state. It is based at Laconia High School but provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and career planning services for high school students from Laconia, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Belmont, Winnisquam, and Franklin High Schools. The Huot is also open to students who attend private schools or who are homeschooled. A $16.8 million renovation and expansion of The Huot completed in 2013 resulted in a state-of-the-art technical education center that is a cornerstone of workforce development in the Lakes Region.

Alton School District (serves the Town of Alton for pre K-8)

·         Alton Central School

Barnstead School District (serves the Town of Barnstead for pre K-8)

·         Barnstead Elementary School

Prospect Mountain School District (serves the Towns of Alton and Barnstead for grades 9-12)

·         Prospect Mountain High School

Gilford School District (serves the Town of Gilford for K-12 and Gilmanton for grades 9-12)

·         Gilford High School (grades 9-12)

·         Gilford Middle School (grades 5-8)

·         Gilford Elementary School (grades K-4)

Gilmanton School District (serves the Town of Gilmanton for K-8)

·         Gilmanton School

Inter-Lakes School District (serves the Towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, and Sandwich for K-12)

·         Inter-Lakes High School (Grades 9-12)

·         Inter-Lakes Middle Tier (Grades 7-8)

·         Inter-Lakes Elementary School (Pre K-6 for Towns of Meredith and Center Harbor)

·         Sandwich Central School (Pre K-6 for Town of Sandwich)

Laconia School District (serves the City of Laconia for K-12)

·         Laconia High School (Grades 9-12)

·         Laconia Middle School (Grades 6-8)

·         Woodland Heights Elementary School (Grades Pre K-5)

·         Elm Street School (Grades K-5)

·         Pleasant Street School (Grades Pre K-5)

Newfound Area School District (Serves the Towns of Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron and New Hampton for grades K-12. New Hampton is the only Town in this district in Belknap County.)

·         Newfound Regional High School (Grades 9-12)

·         Newfound Memorial Middle School (Grades 6-8)

·         New Hampton Community School (Grades K-5)

Shaker Regional School District (Serves the Towns of Belmont and Canterbury for K-12. Belmont is the only town in this district in Belknap County.)

·         Belmont High School (Grades 9-12)

·         Belmont Middle School (Grades 5-8)

·         Belmont Elementary School (Grades Pre K-4)

Winnisquam Regional School District (Serves the Towns of Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton for K-12. Sanbornton and Tilton are in Belknap County.)

·         Winnisquam Regional High School (Grades 9-12)

·         Winnisquam Regional Middle School (Grades 6-8)

·         Sanbornton Central School (Grades K-5 for Town of Sanbornton)

·         Union Sanborn School (Grades K-2 for Tilton and Northfield)

·         Southwick School (Grades 3-5 for Tilton and Northfield)