New Hampshire



State Governance

State Board of Education

The New Hampshire state board of education consists of seven members each serving up to two consecutive five-year terms. Board members are appointed by the governor and must be confirmed by Executive Council.

The state board has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Consulting with Governor to Appoint the Chief State School Officer
  • Jointly Authorizing Charter Schools
  • Summative Assessments (Shared Authority)

Governor

Chris Sununu

Chief State School Officer

Frank Edelblut

Appointed by the governor

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 27.7%

English Language Learners: 1.9%

Served by IDEA: 15.5%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1996

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 23

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 2,548

Charter School Cap Law: Allows up to ten conversion or new charter schools per year for those approved by both a local school board and the State Board of Education.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

New Hampshire intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about New Hampshire’s ESSA approach.