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Dropouts and Completers

Dropout data, graduation rates, and completers - where do they go

Dropout Data

Dropout numbers and rates are reported by districts operating high schools and for the two public academies.

Beginning with 2007-2008, the Department used new terminology and a new report format. Previously, all students who left school without some type of diploma/certificate were labeled "dropouts." The new name for this group is "Early Exit Non-Graduates." Early Exiters can be divided into subcategories (currently 3). The subcategory "dropouts" are early exiters who, as of the report date, have not completed a GED or enrolled in college.

Beginning with 2009-2010, the Department will report the NH Annual Drop-out rate, using the same methodology as in the past, as well as a new cohort rate defined by the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) in parallel with national definitions. The cohort model includes all students during the past four years who were expected to graduate at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. This analysis results in a more accurate picture of students who were in NH schools during the past four years.

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

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2002-2003

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2000-2001

Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate

Beginning with 2009-2010, the Department will report the NH Annual Graduate Rate based on a cohort model using US Department of Education established parameters. This report identifies the number of students who graduated in four years with a regular high school diploma or an adult high school diploma and the graduation rate by school and district.

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

Graduation Rates by State, District, and School by subgroup

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), states receiving funds under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) are required to post specific information and reports on the NH Department of Education's web site so that information is available to the public. The requirement for this report is to provide at the State, District and School level, by subgroup, the number and percentage of students who graduate from high school using a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate.

High School Completers: Where Do They Go?

Postsecondary intentions of high school completers are reported each fall by guidance counselors using the best available information. High school "completers" include students that were issued a standard diploma, as well as those who received a certificate of attendance or a non-standard diploma.

By Category

State total summary of the status of high school graduates & other completers.

2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009
2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005
2003-2004
2002-2003
2001-2002
2000-2001

By County

Summary of the status of high school graduates & other completers by county.

2018-2019
2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001

By School

Summary of the status of high school graduates & other completers by school

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001