NH Public Policy
New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies

Still 'One in Four': High School Dropouts in New Hampshire

Executive Summary

Date: February 1st, 2004

This report is an update to a June 2002 report investigating the true number of students who drop out of New Hampshire public schools before graduating. Using data from 2001 and 2002 school years, it concludes again that about 1 in 4 students never graduate.

The report also describes in some detail how school districts can lose track of students and record them as transfers when, in fact, some do drop out. The report makes a number of recommendations that would result in better tracking of students.

Report File