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Dropouts and Completers


Dropout Data | Graduation Rates | High School Completers: By Category | By County | By School

Dropout Data

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

Beginning in 2000-2001, the dropout counts and rates are not comparable with counts and rates published for past years. The definition of a dropout has changed significantly and the formula for calculating the rate is different.

Beginning with 2007-2008, the Department will use 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. 

Year(s) Last Updated Formats
2011-2012 02/01/13 Drop Out Data 2011-2012 Drop Out Data 2011-2012
2010-2011 01/20/12 Drop Out Data 2010-2011 Drop Out Data 2010-2011
2009-2010 02/16/11 Drop Out Data 2009-2010, Excel Drop Out Data 2009-2010, Acrobat Reader
2008-2009 01/26/10 Drop Out Data 2008-2009, Excel Drop Out Data 2008-2009, Acrobat Reader
2007-2008 03/19/09 Drop Out Data 2007-2008, Excel Drop Out Data 2007-2008, Acrobat Reader
2006-2007 03/31/08 Drop Out Data 2006-2007, Excel Drop Out Data 2006-2007, Acrobat Reader
2005-2006 04/13/07 Drop Out Data 2005-2006, Excel Drop Out Data 2005-2006, Acrobat Reader
2004-2005 03/20/06 Drop Out Data 2004-2005, Excel Drop Out Data 2004-2005, Acrobat Reader
2003-2004 12/17/04 Drop Out Data 2003-2004, Excel Drop Out Data 2003-2004, Acrobat Reader
2002-2003 01/26/04 Drop Out Data 2002-2003, Excel Drop Out Data 2002-2003, Acrobat Reader
2001-2002 05/11/04 Drop Out Data 2001-2002, Excel Drop Out Data 2001-2002, Acrobat Reader
2000-2001 07/22/02 Drop Out Data 2000-2001, Excel Drop Out Data 2000-2001, Acrobat Reader

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. Additional information on the graduation rate is provided in the Technical Advisory – Graduation Rate Calculation: http://www.education.nh.gov/standards/tech_advisories.htm

The Department is also reporting the dropout rate for the same student cohort.

Year(s) Last Updated Formats
2011-2012 02/01/13 Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate 2011-2012 Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate 2011-2012
2010-2011 01/20/12 Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate 2010-2011 Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate 2010-2011
2009-2010 02/15/11 Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate 2009-10, Excel Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rate 2009-10, Acrobat Reader

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.

Year(s) Last Updated Format
2010-2011 01/17/12 Acrobat Reader
2011-2012 02/01/13 Acrobat Reader

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.

Year(s) Last Updated Formats
2011-2012 01/24/13 Graduate Data by Category 2011-2012, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2011-2012, Acrobat Reader
2010-2011 01/18/12 Graduate Data by Category 2010-2011, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2010-2011, Acrobat Reader
2009-2010 02/22/11 Graduate Data by Category 2009-2010, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2009-2010, Acrobat Reader
2008-2009 01/29/10 Graduate Data by Category 2008-2009, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2008-2009, Acrobat Reader
2007-2008 01/23/10 Graduate Data by Category 2007-2008, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2007-2008, Acrobat Reader
2006-2007 04/09/08 Graduate Data by Category 2006-2007, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2006-2007, Acrobat Reader
2005-2006 02/13/07 Graduate Data by Category 2005-2006, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2005-2006, Acrobat Reader
2004-2005 05/02/06 Graduate Data by Category 2004-2005, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2004-2005, Acrobat Reader
2003-2004 03/25/05 Graduate Data by Category 2003-2004, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2003-2004, Acrobat Reader
2002-2003 03/25/05 Graduate Data by Category 2002-2003, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2002-2003, Acrobat Reader
2001-2002 03/25/05 Graduate Data by Category 2001-2002, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2001-2002, Acrobat Reader
2000-2001 03/25/05 Graduate Data by Category 2000-2001, Excel Graduate Data by Category 2000-2001, Acrobat Reader
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By County

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

Year(s) Last Updated Formats
2011-2012 01/24/13 Graduate Data by County 2011-2012, Excel Graduate Data by County 2011-2012, Acrobat Reader
2010-2011 01/18/12 Graduate Data by County 2010-2011, Excel Graduate Data by County 2010-2011, Acrobat Reader
2009-2010 02/22/11 Graduate Data by County 2009-2010, Excel Graduate Data by County 2009-2010, Acrobat Reader
2008-2009 01/29/10 Graduate Data by County 2008-2009, Excel Graduate Data by County 2008-2009, Acrobat Reader
2007-2008 01/23/10 Graduate Data by County 2007-2008, Excel Graduate Data by County 2007-2008, Acrobat Reader
2006-2007 04/09/08 Graduate Data by County 2006-2007, Excel Graduate Data by County 2006-2007, Acrobat Reader
2005-2006 02/13/07 Graduate Data by County 2005-2006, Excel Graduate Data by County 2005-2006, Acrobat Reader
2004-2005 01/17/06 Graduate Data by County 2004-2005, Excel Graduate Data by County 2004-2005, Acrobat Reader
2003-2004 03/25/05 Graduate Data by County 2003-2004, Excel Graduate Data by County 2003-2004, Acrobat Reader
2002-2003 03/25/05 Graduate Data by County 2002-2003, Excel Graduate Data by County 2002-2003, Acrobat Reader
2001-2002 03/25/05 Graduate Data by County 2001-2002, Excel Graduate Data by County 2001-2002, Adobe Reader
2000-2001 03/25/05 Graduate Data by County 2000-2001, Excel Graduate Data by County 2000-2001, Acrobat Reader

By School

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

Year(s) Last Updated Formats
2011-2012 01/24/13 Graduate Data by School 2011-2012, Excel Graduate Data by School 2011-2012, Acrobat Reader
2010-2011 01/18/12 Graduate Data by School 2010-2011, Excel Graduate Data by School 2010-2011, Acrobat Reader
2009-2010 02/22/11 Graduate Data by School 2009-2010, Excel Graduate Data by School 2009-2010, Acrobat Reader
2008-2009 01/29/10 Graduate Data by School 2008-2009, Excel Graduate Data by School 2008-2009, Acrobat Reader
2007-2008 01/23/10 Graduate Data by School 2007-2008, Excel Graduate Data by School 2007-2008, Acrobat Reader
2006-2007 04/09/08 Graduate Data by School 2006-2007, Excel Graduate Data by School 2006-2007, Acrobat Reader
2005-2006 02/13/07 Graduate Data by School 2005-2006, Excel Graduate Data by School 2005-2006, Acrobat Reader
2004-2005 0/17/06 Graduate Data by School 2004-2005, Excel Graduate Data by School 2005-2006, Acrobat Reader
2003-2004 03/25/05 Graduate Data by School 2003-2004, Excel Graduate Data by School 2003-2004, Acrobat Reader
2002-2003 03/25/05 Graduate Data by School 2002-2003, Excel Graduate Data by School 2002-2003, Acrobat Reader
2001-2002 03/25/05 Graduate Data by School 2001-2002, Excel Graduate Data by School 2001-2002, Acrobat Reader
2000-2001 03/25/05 Graduate Data by School 2000-2001, Excel Graduate Data by School 2000-2001, Acrobat Reader
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