NH1 Top 5: The best test-taking public high schools in NH
Here's something that might impress you: The state of New Hampshire is ranked sixth nationally when it comes to the quality of high schools statewide, according to US News and World Reports. Bear in mind that these rankings are based off of standardized test scores and are not necessarily an indication of the school's quality as a whole.
So which public schools are the best of the best when it comes to New Hampshire? NH1.com took a look at what US News has to say about the top 5 high schools in the state.
Author's note: I did not attend any of the high schools named on the list.
Bow High School has a student enrollment of 522 and 46 teachers. US News reported that out of 139 students tested for reading proficiency, 89 percent were proficient. For math, 58 percent of students tested were proficient. 39 percent of those eligible participated in Advanced Placement exams and 63 percent of test takers passed.
1,327 students attend Bedford High School and there are 92 full-time teachers on staff. 92 percent of students tested were proficient in reading and 57 percent were proficient in math, US News reported. Of the 36 percent of the student body eligible to take Advanced Placement exams, 77 percent passed.
There are 759 students enrolled at Hanover High School and 58 full-time teachers. 85 percent of students tested were proficient in reading and 66 percent were proficient in math. 32 percent of students eligible took Advanced Placement exams and of that percent, 93 percent passed.
Located in the town of Bethlehem, Profile Senior High School is a small school with only 181 students enrolled and 18 full-time teachers. According to US News, 88 percent were proficient in reading and 56 percent were proficient in math. 53 percent of students eligible took Advanced Placement exams and 70 percent of test takers passed.
Hopkinton High School has 316 students enrolled and 26 full-time teachers. US News reported that 91 percent were proficient in reading and and 57 percent were proficient in math. 44 percent of the eligible student body took Advanced Placement exams and a strong 91 percent of test takers passed the exams.