New Hampshire

New Hampshire

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About New Hampshire

About New Hampshire

New Hampshire has a Department of Education, a State Board, and a State Commissioner of Education. The State Board consists of 7 members appointed to 5-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • State Board Members: 7 Members; Appointed; 5 year term

  • Education Authorities: DoEd; State Board; State Commissioner of Education

Education Leadership

Education leadership

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Education Stats And Facts

  • As stated by the New Hampshire Department of Education, 167,910 public school students are enrolled in the state. The dropout rate is 1.3%, and the four-year graduation rate is 86.6%. Zero students were expelled in the past two years.

    New Hampshire’s school districts can set their own open enrollment policies, which allow children to attend schools outside of their assigned district. In 2021, New Hampshire made this process more streamlined for families who are experiencing “manifest educational hardship.” Families may also elect to send their children to other types of public schools like magnet and charter schools, which typically have specialized learning methods.

    New Hampshire has a Town Tuitioning Program, which means that if your school does not offer classes for your child’s grade level, then the district will pay to send your child elsewhere. This program is not limited to public schools; it may also cover religious private schools. Private schools in New Hampshire are diverse, ranging from faith-based classes to special education assistance. While private schools charge tuition, the state offers various scholarship programs to help with funding. Other nonpublic school options include homeschooling, learning pods, and online school.



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