Durham school information

IndexDurhamNew HampshireNational
Average Test Scores69%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools323479,221
Total private schools114424,874
Total post-secondary schools1407,963
The Durham, NH educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Durham public schools have average test scores of 69% which is 32% higher than than the New Hampshire average and 39% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Durham public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in New Hampshire and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 98.4% have completed high school, 76.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 16.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Durham are 39% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Durham.
  • 98.4% of people in Durham have completed 8th grade.
  • 98.4% of people in Durham have completed high school.
  • 76.6% of people in Durham have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Durham

IndexDurhamNew HampshireNational
Completed 8th grade98.4%89.5%84.3%
Completed high school98.4%88.4%83.0%
Completed some college92.5%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree80.2%45.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors76.6%35.5%30.3%
Completed masters49.8%13.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree16.2%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate11.2%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Durham (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
York Harbor, ME2,88568%38%
Portsmouth, NH21,45867%37%
Newfields, NH32367%36%
Kittery Point, ME1,07865%31%
Hampton, NH9,54262%25%
Durham, NH10,66669%39%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Roscoe, IL10,66649%1%
Vidalia, GA10,67431%38%
Gulf Gate Estates, FL10,67669%39%
Darby, PA10,67720%60%
Annapolis Neck, MD10,64955%12%
Durham, NH10,66669%39%
Source: The Durham, NH education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.