New Hampshire Fast Facts

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  • 39%

    New Hampshire Residents Think K–12 Education in New Hampshire Is Headed …

Top Reasons New Hampshire Residents Favor ESAs
  1. Access to schools having better academics
  2. More freedom and flexibility for parents
  3. Access to schools providing more individual attention
  4. Access to safer schools
  5. Access to religious schools
New Hampshire Private School Fast Facts
  • 10,500

    estimated open seats in private schools

  • 70%

    of private schools serve students with special needs

  • 82%

    provide some form of financial assistance to students

New Hampshire K–12 Education Spending

$3.4 Billion

Total New Hampshire Public Education Revenue

U.S. Department of Education, NCES, Common Core of Data (CCD)

Data last updated 6/2022.

New Hampshire Student Transportation
  • $1,452

    Avg. District Busing Expenditure Per Pupil

  • 7.4%

    Total Spending Per Pupil

U.S. Department of Education, NCES, Common Core of Data (CCD)

Data last updated 6/2022.


New Hampshire does not provide support nor requires districts to pay for the transportation of inter-district transfer students.

Charter School

Students who reside in the school district in which the charter school is located must be provided transportation by the district on the same terms and conditions as provided for pupils attending other public schools within that district, with special needs students receiving additional transportation resources.

Private School

Pupils attending approved private schools, up to and including the 12th grade, shall be entitled to the same transportation privileges within any town or district as are provided for pupils in public schools.

State Student Transportation Statutes

Inter-District: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 194-D:2

Charter Schools: N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 194-B:2, 194-B:11

Private Schools: N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §189:9.

Transporting School Choice Students, 2020