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For the 2021 school year, there are 25 blue ribbon public schools serving 7,448 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 Academy For Science And Design Charter (m), Riddle Brook School and Memorial 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 64% (versus the New Hampshire public school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the New Hampshire public school average of 15% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top New Hampshire Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Academy For Science And Design Charter (m) Charter School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    486 Amherst Street
    Nashua, NH 03063
    (603) 595-4705

    300 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Riddle Brook School Math: 91% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    230 New Boston Rd.
    Bedford, NH 03110
    (603) 471-1082

    553 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #33.
    Memorial School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    55 Old Bedford Rd.
    Bedford, NH 03110
    (603) 627-1776

    410 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #44.
    New Franklin School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Franklin Dr.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-0910

    257 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Hollis Primary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    36 Silver Lake Rd.
    Hollis, NH 03049
    (603) 465-2260

    344 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Mast Way School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    23 Mast Rd.
    Lee, NH 03861
    (603) 659-3001

    352 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #77.
    Hollis-brookline High School Math: 68% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    24 Cavalier Ct.
    Hollis, NH 03049
    (603) 465-2269

    806 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #88.
    Lafayette Regional School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    149 Main St.
    Franconia, NH 03580
    (603) 823-7741

    124 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #99.
    North Hampton School Math: 65% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    201 Atlantic Ave.
    North Hampton, NH 03862
    (603) 964-5501

    373 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #1010.
    Thornton Central School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1886 Nh Rte. 175
    Thornton, NH 03285
    (603) 726-8904

    205 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1111.
    Hopkinton High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    297 Park Ave.
    Contoocook, NH 03229
    (603) 746-4167

    283 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #1212.
    Canterbury Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    15 Baptist Rd.
    Canterbury, NH 03224
    (603) 783-9944

    118 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1313.
    Chichester Central School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    219 Main St.
    Chichester, NH 03258
    (603) 798-5651

    198 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Dunbarton Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    20 Robert Rogers Rd.
    Dunbarton, NH 03046
    (603) 774-3181

    218 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Tuftonboro Central School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    205 Middle Rd.
    Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816
    (603) 569-2050

    117 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #1616.
    Canaan Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    31 School St.
    Canaan, NH 03741
    (603) 523-4312

    288 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #1717.
    Gilmanton Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1386 Nh Rte. 140
    Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837
    (603) 364-5681

    399 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #1818.
    Newfields Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    9 Piscassic Rd.
    Newfields, NH 03856
    (603) 772-5555

    125 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #1919.
    Lin-wood Public School (high) Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    72 Linwood Dr.
    Lincoln, NH 03251
    (603) 745-2214

    101 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #2020.
    Bath Village School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    61 Lisbon Rd.
    Bath, NH 03740
    (603) 747-2004

    78 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #2121.
    Belmont Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    38 School St.
    Belmont, NH 03220
    (603) 267-9220

    370 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2222.
    Sandown North Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    23 Stagecoach Rd.
    Sandown, NH 03873
    (603) 887-8505

    354 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2323.
    William Allen School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    23 Granite St.
    Rochester, NH 03867
    (603) 332-2280

    308 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2424.
    Richards Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    21 School St.
    Newport, NH 03773
    (603) 863-3710

    447 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #2525.
    Hampton Centre School
    53 Winnacunnet Rd.
    Hampton, NH 03842
    (603) 926-8706

    320 students
    Year: 2014
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