Peterborough school information

IndexPeterboroughNew HampshireNational
Average Test Scores46%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools423479,221
Total private schools214424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a407,963
The Peterborough, NH educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Peterborough public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 11% lower than than the New Hampshire average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Peterborough public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Hampshire and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.4% have completed high school, 51.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Peterborough are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Peterborough.
  • 97.5% of people in Peterborough have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.4% of people in Peterborough have completed high school.
  • 51.6% of people in Peterborough have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Peterborough

IndexPeterboroughNew HampshireNational
Completed 8th grade97.5%89.5%84.3%
Completed high school97.4%88.4%83.0%
Completed some college79.3%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.3%45.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors51.6%35.5%30.3%
Completed masters28.4%13.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.0%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.1%1.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Townsend, MA1,41372%46%
Hancock, NH20170%41%
Winchendon, MA3,40055%11%
Jaffrey, NH2,53752%5%
Milford, NH9,13651%3%
Peterborough, NH3,01546%6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Paddock Lake, WI3,01546%8%
Bushnell, FL3,01625%49%
Springfield, KY3,01642%14%
Fairview CDP, NC3,01653%7%
Balcones Heights, TX3,01769%39%
Peterborough, NH3,01546%6%
Source: The Peterborough, 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.