It's Back to School Season: What Are the Best School Districts in New Hampshire?

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top school districts in nh‘Tis the season. No, not the holiday season. We’re quickly approaching the back to school season here in New Hampshire. With that, there will be shopping for clothes and supplies, earlier bedtimes, and earlier alarms set to get students on the bus, or in the car and off to their respective classroom.

That said, we get a lot of questions about education when our clients’ start looking at buying homes in New Hampshire. The question that reigns supreme is, “What are the best school districts in NH?” The question is asked because families on the move place a value on the school system that their children will be receiving their education from. It’s important for myriad reasons – the most important being the development of the children who are subject to the decision-making process.

So, with our collective research we thought we’d address the topic of the best school districts in New Hampshire in this tidy feature you’ve happened upon right here. Sure, things change, and school districts can occasionally gain or lose in the rankings, but those changes are quite gradual. In the spirit of transparency, the below are five of the top-ranking school districts throughout the granite state, so if you’re in the market to move and education is at the top of your checklist, these make for a good reference point. Each of these are ranked on www.niche.com which we’ll use as the source of our brief overviews and overall letter grade. We’ll also link them all up, so you can check out all the finer details that you might be interested in as each unique student may be looking for different things out of their ideal school district in NH.

In no particular order:

  1. Bedford School District – SAU 25

Bedford School District is a top rated, public school district located in Bedford, NH. It has 4,474 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Overall Grade: A+

For more information and active listings of available homes in Bedford, NH, click here.

  1. Oyster River Cooperative School District – SAU 5

Oyster River Cooperative School District is a top rated, public school district located in Durham, NH. It has 1,977 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Overall Grade: A+

For more information and active listings of available homes in Durham, NH, click here.

  1. Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School District – SAU 41

Hollis/Brookline Cooperative School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Hollis, NH. It has 1,247 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Overall Grade: A

For more information and active listings of available homes in Hollis, NH, click here.

For more information and active listings of available homes in Brookline, NH, click here.

  1. Portsmouth School District – SAU 52

Portsmouth School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Portsmouth, NH. It has 2,263 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Overall Grade: A

For more information and active listings of available homes in Portsmouth, NH, click here.

  1. Windham School District – SAU 95

Windham School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Windham, NH. It has 2,927 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Overall Grade: A

For more information and active listings of available homes in Windham, NH, click here.

As always, our educated and welcoming staff are here to answer any real estate questions you may have and would love to help you find a home that suits your unique needs in any of the best school districts in New Hampshire that we’ve outlined above. There are many other great districts as well, and we’d be happy to help you find the right fit. Reach out today and let’s get a conversation started! Or, if you are ready to start your search for New Hampshire real estate, you can do so by visiting verani.com/new-hampshire-homes-for-sale and filtering your search by school district!

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