According to a study done by WalletHub, the New Hampshire school system is one of the best in the country and ranks in the top 10!

WalletHub checked out two main categories, 'School System Quality' and 'School System Safety' to determine the best and worst school systems in the U.S. They evaluated these categories using 17 metrics that are weighted differently.

Here is what they looked at under 'School System Quality' and the weight behind each metric from

  • Presence of State’s Public Schools Within the “Top 700 Best U.S. Schools”: Full Weight (~4.21 Points)
    Note: The number of schools in the top 700 was adjusted by the number of schools for each state in the US News & World Report sample.
  • Remote-Learning Opportunities from Online Public Schools: Half Weight (~2.11 Points)
  • Dropout Rate: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)
  • High School Graduation Rate for Low-Income Students: Full Weight (~4.21 Points)
  • “Bookworms” Ranking: Half Weight (~2.11 Points)
  • Pupil-Teacher Ratio: Full Weight (~4.21 Points)
  • Percentage of Licensed/Certified Public K–12 Teachers: Full Weight (~4.21 Points)
  • Math Test Scores: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)
  • Reading Test Scores: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)
  • Percentage of High School Graduates Who Completed an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)
  • Average SAT Score: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)
  • Average ACT Score: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)
  • Percentage of High School Graduates Who Completed the ACT and/or SAT: Double Weight (~8.42 Points)

Here is what falls under 'School System Safety:'

  • School Safety: Double Weight (~6.67 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the percentage of public school students in grades 9 to 12 who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property.
  • Disciplinary-Incidents Rate per 100,000 Students: Full Weight (~3.33 Points)
  • Bullying-Incidents Rate: Double Weight (~6.67 Points)
  • Youth Incarceration Rate per 100,000 Population under Age 21: Full Weight (~3.33 Points)

WalletHub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Educational Statistics, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kids Count-Anney E. Casey Foundation,, U.S. News & World Report, College Board, ACT and K12.

Check it out! New Hampshire is ranked 6th in the nation!

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Source: WalletHub
Credit: WalletHub