Top 10 Best New Hampshire Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 blue ribbon public schools serving 8,992 students in New Hampshire.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in New Hampshire are Lafayette Regional School, Riddle Brook School and Rye Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Hampshire blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the New Hampshire public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the New Hampshire public school average of 17% (majority Hispanic).

Best Blue Ribbon Public Schools in New Hampshire (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Lafayette Regional School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
149 Main St.
Franconia, NH 03580
(603) 823-7741
Grades: K-6
| 92 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Riddle Brook School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
230 New Boston Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110
(603) 471-1082
Grades: K-4
| 520 students
Rank: #33.
Rye Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
461 Sagamore Rd.
Rye, NH 03870
(603) 436-4731
Grades: PK-4
| 210 students
Rank: #44.
Hanover High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
41 Lebanon St. Suite 1
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-3431
Grades: 9-12
| 688 students
Rank: #55.
New Franklin School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1 Franklin Dr.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-0910
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #66.
Academy For Science And Design Charter (M)
Charter School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
486 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 595-4705
Grades: 6-8
| 309 students
Rank: #77.
Grantham Village School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
75 Learning Dr.
Grantham, NH 03753
(603) 863-1681
Grades: PK-6
| 276 students
Rank: #88.
Hollis Primary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
36 Silver Lake Rd.
Hollis, NH 03049
(603) 324-5995
Grades: PK-3
| 326 students
Rank: #99.
Memorial School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110
(603) 627-1776
Grades: PK-4
| 442 students
Rank: #1010.
Hollis-brookline High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
24 Cavalier Ct.
Hollis, NH 03049
(603) 465-2269
Grades: 9-12
| 830 students
Rank: #1111.
Mast Way School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23 Mast Rd.
Lee, NH 03861
(603) 659-3001
Grades: K-4
| 323 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Mary C. Dondero Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
32 Van Buren Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-2231
Grades: K-5
| 318 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
North Hampton School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Atlantic Ave.
North Hampton, NH 03862
(603) 964-5501
Grades: PK-8
| 300 students
Rank: #1414.
Tuftonboro Central School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
205 Middle Rd.
Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816
(603) 569-2050
Grades: K-6
| 104 students
Rank: #1515.
Hopkinton High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
297 Park Ave.
Contoocook, NH 03229
(603) 746-4167
Grades: 9-12
| 321 students
Rank: #1616.
Canterbury Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Baptist Rd.
Canterbury, NH 03224
(603) 783-9944
Grades: K-5
| 106 students
Rank: #1717.
Thornton Central School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1886 Nh Rte. 175
Thornton, NH 03285
(603) 726-8904
Grades: K-8
| 189 students
Rank: #1818.
Gilmanton Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1386 Nh Rte. 140
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837
(603) 364-5681
Grades: K-8
| 364 students
Rank: #1919.
The Birches Of Academics - Art A Public Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
419 South Broadway 2nd Floor
Salem, NH 03079
(603) 458-6399
Grades: K-8
| 223 students
Rank: #2020.
Enfield Village School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
271 Us Route 4
Enfield, NH 03748
(603) 632-4231
Grades: PK-4
| 205 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Chichester Central School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
219 Main St.
Chichester, NH 03258
(603) 798-5651
Grades: K-8
| 199 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Dunbarton Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
20 Robert Rogers Rd.
Dunbarton, NH 03046
(603) 774-3181
Grades: K-6
| 236 students
Rank: #2323.
Newfields Elementary School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9 Piscassic Rd.
Newfields, NH 03856
(603) 772-5555
Grades: K-5
| 116 students
Rank: #2424.
Bath Village School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
61 Lisbon Rd.
Bath, NH 03740
(603) 747-2004
Grades: K-6
| 65 students
Rank: #2525.
Sandown North Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
23 Stagecoach Rd.
Sandown, NH 03873
(603) 887-8505
Grades: 1-5
| 321 students
Rank: #2626.
Belmont Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
38 School St.
Belmont, NH 03220
(603) 267-9220
Grades: 5-8
| 370 students
Rank: #2727.
Canaan Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
31 School St.
Canaan, NH 03741
(603) 523-4312
Grades: PK-4
| 223 students
Rank: #2828.
Lin-wood Public School (High)
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
72 Linwood Dr.
Lincoln, NH 03251
(603) 745-2214
Grades: 9-12
| 94 students
Rank: #2929.
William Allen School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Granite St.
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 332-2280
Grades: K-5
| 287 students
Rank: #3030.
Richards Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
21 School St.
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-3710
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: n/an/a
Hampton Centre School
53 Winnacunnet Rd.
Hampton, NH 03842
(603) 926-8706
Grades: PK-2
| 319 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in New Hampshire?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in New Hampshire include Lafayette Regional School, Riddle Brook School and Rye Elementary School.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in New Hampshire?
31 blue ribbon public schools are located in New Hampshire.
What is the racial composition of students in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the New Hampshire public schools average of 17% (majority Hispanic).

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