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AMERICA'S #1 STATE FOR K-12 EDUCATION
Ranked the nation’s top-performing state for K-12 education by
U.S. News & World Report
, New Hampshire offers some of the best primary and secondary academics in the country.
The numbers don’t lie. New Hampshire students score highly in some of the most important indicators of K-12 educational success in the country, including in math, science and reading. For instance, in the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Nation’s Report Card, New Hampshire eighth graders scored #1 in reading and #2 in math.
New Hampshire also leads in early childhood education, with one of the country’s highest rates of preschool enrollment for children under 5 years old. This early introduction to school helps our students set a strong foundation, leading to higher college readiness levels down the road. In fact, New Hampshire is ranked the #2 state in America for college readiness, beating our neighbors, like Maine, in the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.
The Granite State also knows that each child is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all education. That’s why New Hampshire parents can select from a mix of top-tier schooling options, including public schools, private schools, charter schools and options for homeschooling, which set children up for lifelong success.
Our superior education system combined with top safety ratings, affordable housing, excellent healthcare and countless recreation opportunities make New Hampshire a truly unparalleled place to raise a healthy, happy family.