2023 Best High Schools in New Hampshire
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What High School Paths Does New Hampshire Provide?
New Hampshire has 173 high schools, though the state has 64% fewer than the typical state that has 486. Per capita, however, there are 12% more high schools than the average state, ranking it #18 in the nation. Although the average grade of all high schools in the nation is a B–, the same rating applies to New Hampshire's schools, so there are still quite a few quality education options in the state.
The majority of New Hampshire's high schools are public, with a total of 96 (which is 55% of the total). Of those, 80 are traditional public schools, which is 83% of all public schools. About 58% of those traditional public schools earned above average ratings, meaning there are still 46 schools that are considered better than normal.
In addition to public schools, there are also 15 charter schools, which puts New Hampshire at number 18 out of all states for having the most charter schools per capita. In total, 40% of those charter schools exceed the national average in quality. Also, out of the single magnet high school in New Hampshire, it unfortunately did not receive an above average mark.
Moving onto private schools, there are 71 options to choose from (making up 41% of all schools). In terms of private school per capita, New Hampshire is quite high, having 93% more than the average state, so there are still plenty of private school options. With a median rating of A, just over half of New Hampshire's private schools (45%) are rated above the national average. About 42% of private high schools in New Hampshire are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 20. The state ranks 15th for most religious schools per capita, so it is actually a bit above average for having such influence in its school options. There are also 4 all-boys schools in New Hampshire, which is 75% (or 1.75 times) more than the typical state (after normalizing for population size). There are no all-girls schools in the state.
New Hampshire has also just started to increase its online offerings, but as of now just 2 are offered online (just 1% of all schools). This actually ranks New Hampshire in the 28th position in terms of online schools per capita vs. the typical state (it's below the average by 7%).
Top 25 Best High Schools in New Hampshire
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#1 Best High School in Hampshire
Phillips Exeter Academy
#2 Best High School in Hampshire
St. Paul's School
#3 Best High School in Hampshire
Academy for Science & Design High School
#4 Best High School in Hampshire
Hanover High School
#5 Best High School in Hampshire
Kimball Union Academy
#6 Best High School in Hampshire
#7 Best High School in Hampshire
#8 Best High School in Hampshire
The White Mountain School
#9 Best High School in Hampshire
The Derryfield School
#10 Best High School in Hampshire