School Choice Score: 62%
The program is only available to households who make under 300% of the federal poverty line or about 32% of all families statewide. Currently, only 178 families take advantage of this program meaning its impact for the vast majority if the state is next to none.
- Source: EdChoice
Charter Schools Score: 62%
New Hampshire’s law allows for the state board of education and local school boards to authorize charter schools although the state board of education does the majority of the authorizing. Charter Schools are heavily regulated by the state in a way that has stifled their growth. Charter funding comes at around half of what traditional public schools receive on a per-pupil basis.
Online Learning Score: 65%
New Hampshire is a local control state, with few regulations or requirements for districts.
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
Teachers are not evaluated annually and there is no legal requirement to use student achievement data in those evaluations. Teacher ineffectiveness is not grounds for dismissal and teacher removal is determined by local school boards. Effectiveness is not considered for tenure decisions. Effective teachers cannot earn performance related bonuses.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook