• About Us

    Welcome to SAU # 34


    The town of Hillsboro is located half way between Concord and Keene in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. The school districts in SAU #34 serve about 1,200 students with the goal of providing a quality education for each child. The Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative School District was formed in 1954 and also serves students from the towns of Washington and Windsor. The 30-acre main campus is located on School Street, just north of the main intersection of Main Street and School Street in Hillsboro, NH.  Washington Elementary School, built in 1992, is located in picturesque Washington, NH just 10 miles northwest of Hillsboro, up route 31.

    Sixty percent (60%) of the teachers in Hillsboro-Deering schools hold Master’s Degrees and sixty-six percent (66%) of teachers in Washington Elementary School have a Master’s Degree. Total enrollment in October 2021 was 1,195 students with 228 students identified with special educational needs. The student to teacher ratio is 10.4:1 with an average class size of 16.4 students.


    We are proud of our 5 schools and the opportunities they offer. We have 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school and 1 high school alternative program in West Deering. The entire SAU spans a total of 132.2 square miles, made up of mostly rural areas, and provides transportation to an average of 525 students K-12 per year.  Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School has approximately 420 students in grades pre-school through grade 5, while Washington Elementary has approximately 55 students, K-5. Our Middle School (grades 6-8) houses approximately 250 students and we have approximately 370 high school students in grades 9-12.

    Each of our schools (with the exception of the High School Alternative Program) has a full time principal, assistant principal and special education building coordinator to provide leadership and supervision of the educational programs. Additionally, each school provides nursing services and guidance counseling programs for all students.

    The School Administrative Unit (SAU) office is housed on the third floor of the Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School and provides central office services including the Superintendent of Schools, Director of Student Support Services, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Business Administrator, Human Resources, Payroll, and Accounts Payable.