New Hampshire State Funding Rate for Public Elementary and Secondary Education Lowest in Nation

The State of New Hampshire funded public elementary and secondary education at the lowest rate in the nation in fiscal year 2021. While New Hampshire schools ranked seventh among the 50 states in school revenue from all sources, the State government contributed only 31 percent of all revenue received by these schools, ranking last as a percentage of local school revenue flowing from the State. Relative to personal income in the state, New Hampshire ranked 39th in funding from all sources among the 50 states. Low funding at the State level for education and other services contributes to higher property taxes at the local level. As property values and the number of students can vary significantly between different school districts, funding disparities can persist across New Hampshire’s municipalities.