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The state's largest school district, [[Manchester School District, New Hampshire|Manchester]], underwent a significant operations audit in 2013. Curriculum Management Systems published the audit on June 26, 2013. The district spent $40,000 to commission the report, which criticized the size of the 15-member school board and its two-year terms as causes of instability in the district.<ref name=audit>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130630/NEWS0603/130639978 ''New Hampshire Union Leader,'' "School district audit report lands with a thud," June 29, 2013]</ref> The audit stated that, "Declining student enrollment, funding reductions, board disharmony, aging school facilities, and disparities in student performance have been long-standing issues facing the district."<ref name=audit1>[http://www.mansd.org/announcements/curriculumauditofthemanchesterschooldistrict ''Manchester School District,'' "Curriculum Audit of the Manchester School District," June 27, 2013]</ref> The auditors added that, "the educational program a student experiences at one school may differ widely from the education a student receives at another school," and recommended that the school board create "written policies, plans, and procedures to provide a foundation for a consistent educational program" across the district.<ref name=audit1/> Board member [[Arthur J. Beaudry]] disagreed with several of the findings and recommendations in the audit, arguing that, "The board is reluctant to pursue big changes too much because that's seen as micromanaging. So they back up, or at least some board members do."<ref name=audit/>
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''New Hampshire Union Leader'' reporter Ted Siefer praised the school district in June 2014 for improving its academic performance and financial health following the report. In particular, he highlighted that the district had slashed its student dropout rate by approximately half over the 2013-2014 school year.<ref>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140629/NEWS0603/140629046 ''New Hampshire Union Leader,'' "Ted Siefer's City Hall: Manchester school board should be proud of its accomplishments," June 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:06, 9 July 2014

K-12 Education in New Hampshire
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Virginia Barry
Number of students: 191,900[1]
Number of teachers: 15,049
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:12.8
Number of school districts: 281
Number of schools: 477
Graduation rate: 86%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $13,224[3]
See also
New Hampshire Department of Education
New Hampshire school districts
List of school districts in New Hampshire
New Hampshire
School boards portal
Policypedia
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in New Hampshire
Glossary of education terms

New Hampshire is home to 281 school districts, 477 schools and 191,900 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education[5]
    • Tom Raffio, Chairman, District 4
    • Gregory Odell, District 1
    • Emma Rous, District 2
    • Bill Duncan, District 3
    • Helen G. Honorow, District 5
    • Cindy C. Chagnon, At-Large
    • Gary Groleau, At-Large

Statistics

The following table displays the state's top 10 school districts by total student enrollment, Academic Performance Index (API) scores and per-pupil spending per Average Daily Membership in Attendance (ADM-A).[6][7]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending per ADM-A
1.) Manchester 1.) Errol
2.) Nashua 2.) Newington
3.) Concord 3.) Nelson
4.) Londonderry 4.) Harrisville
5.) Rochester 5.) New Castle
6.) Bedford 6.) Pittsburg
7.) Salem 7.) Monroe
8.) Timberlane Regional 8.) Jackson
9.) Merrimack 9.) Freedom
10.) Hudson 10.) Moultonborough

Demographics

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New Hampshire as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[8]

Demographic information for New Hampshire's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 612 0.32% 1.10%
Asian 5,443 2.84% 4.68%
African American 3,696 1.93% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 115 0.06% 0.42%
Hispanic 7,429 3.87% 24.37%
White 171,011 89.11% 51.21%
Two or More 3,594 1.87% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

In the news

Manchester School District audit

The state's largest school district, Manchester, underwent a significant operations audit in 2013. Curriculum Management Systems published the audit on June 26, 2013. The district spent $40,000 to commission the report, which criticized the size of the 15-member school board and its two-year terms as causes of instability in the district.[9] The audit stated that, "Declining student enrollment, funding reductions, board disharmony, aging school facilities, and disparities in student performance have been long-standing issues facing the district."[10] The auditors added that, "the educational program a student experiences at one school may differ widely from the education a student receives at another school," and recommended that the school board create "written policies, plans, and procedures to provide a foundation for a consistent educational program" across the district.[10] Board member Arthur J. Beaudry disagreed with several of the findings and recommendations in the audit, arguing that, "The board is reluctant to pursue big changes too much because that's seen as micromanaging. So they back up, or at least some board members do."[9]

New Hampshire Union Leader reporter Ted Siefer praised the school district in June 2014 for improving its academic performance and financial health following the report. In particular, he highlighted that the district had slashed its student dropout rate by approximately half over the 2013-2014 school year.[11]

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: New Hampshire school board elections, 2014

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See also

External links

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References

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. New Hampshire Department of Education, "Elementary and Secondary School Statistics, 2011-2013," accessed August 8, 2013
  5. New Hampshire Department of Education, "Membership & Duties," accessed June 13, 2014
  6. New Hampshire Department of Education, "Enrollments in New Hampshire Public Schools," accessed August 8, 2013
  7. New Hampshire Department of Education, "Cost Per Pupil by District, 2011-2012," accessed August 8, 2013
  8. United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 New Hampshire Union Leader, "School district audit report lands with a thud," June 29, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 Manchester School District, "Curriculum Audit of the Manchester School District," June 27, 2013
  11. New Hampshire Union Leader, "Ted Siefer's City Hall: Manchester school board should be proud of its accomplishments," June 28, 2014