|Public school teachers||15,112|
|Annual pre-K-12 expenditures||$1.8 billion|
|Children in poverty||10%|
|Students with disabilities||14.2%|
Summary of Grades
New Hampshire scores below the average state in three of the four graded policy categories in Quality Counts.
In standards and accountability, the state’s below-average performance shows room for improvement. New Hampshire does not have science or social studies assessments aligned to state standards at any grade span. It also falls short on indicators related to school accountability. The state does not sanction or provide assistance to all low-performing schools, nor does it reward high-performing or improving schools.
New Hampshire also lags behind the average state in teacher quality. Aspiring teachers are not required to pass subject-specific pedagogy tests in order to earn an initial license and performance assessments are not required for more advanced teacher certification. In addition, the state does not require or finance professional development for teachers.
New Hampshire fares better on school climate measures, ranking above average in this category. The state does particularly well in the area of class size. But its grade suffers because the state does not provide funding for school construction.
The state is among the lowest performing states in resource equity. Its score on the coefficient-of-variation measure, for example, indicates a substantial amount of disparity in per-pupil funding levels across districts in New Hampshire.
|State Policy Report Card|
|Quality Counts Grading Breakdown|
Note: Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.
Grading Curve A (93-100), A- (90-92), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79), C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), F (0-59)