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NH Charter Schools See Growth

NH Public Charter Schools See Growth  

According to state-level data analyzed by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools in a new report, Believing in Public Education: A Demographic and State-level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Enrollment Trends, for the 2022-23 school year, NH’s public charter school enrollment grew by 11.99% percent or 592 students. Charter schools in NH were the only type of public schools to grow this year. 

Nationally, enrollment in public charter schools increased by 2%, or more than 72,000 students, from the 2021-22 school year to the 2022-23 school year. By contrast, district public school enrollment increased by .02% or 7,400 students. Over the past four years, public charter schools gained more than 300,000 students (9% increase). Meanwhile, district public schools have been unable to recover the 1.5 million students they lost during the pandemic (3.5% loss). 

With increased support within the NH community, charter schools in NH have increased enrollment at a steady pace. In this new report, data shows NH has increased enrollment by 30.79% in the last 3 years! Academy for Science and Design, located in Nashua, has had the largest increase in enrollment for the 2023-2024 academic year, increasing by 97 students! Families are making an active decision to enroll a student in one of these unique public schools.    

“Charter schools are an important part of public education. Further, they are the only part of public education that is growing—and, in some cases, growing more rapidly than population growth trends can explain.” ~ National Alliance for Public Charter Schools