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An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in New Hampshire March 2018
New Hampshire
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in New Hampshire March 2018
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  • Data Collection

  • Data collected during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Charter School Waitlists/Growth Plans

  • 49

    Avg. waitlist size per facility

  • 241

    Total students on waitlists (statewide)

  • 75%

    Charters planning to grow in next 5 years

  • 72.2%

    Planning to grow, but limited by facility

  • Charter School Facilities in Old or Non-Traditional Spaces

  • 45.8%

    Built Prior to 1970

  • 25%

    Constructed as Schools

  • 8.4%

    With Some Modular Buildings

  • Charter School Facilities Ownership Varies

  • 3%

    Charter School Owned

  • 17%

    District, State, or Government Owned

  • 63%

    Renting from Private Organization

  • 17%

    Mixed Ownership

  • Many Charter Schools Share Space with Other Businesses
    or Co-locate with Other Public Schools

  • 45.8%


  • Few Districts with Vacant and Underutilized Facilities are willing to Share with Charter Schools

  • 8.3%

    Reporting Vacant District Facility Nearby

  • 17.4%

    Reporting Underutilized District Facility Nearby

  • 33.3%

    Granted Use of Vacant/Undertilized Facility, After Asking

  • Many Charter Schools Undergo Major Capital Projects (in excess of $20,000)

  • 33.3%

    Reporting Major Project in Last 5 Years

  • Charter Schools Must Pay for Facilities Out of Per Pupil Operating Funds

  • N/A

    Median Percentage Spent on Facility

  • N/A

    Average Percentage Spent on Facility

  • Public Charter School have Limited Access to Local Tax Revenue

  • N/A

    Given Some Tax Proceeds

  • Charter School Facilities Tend to be Small

  • N/A

    Meeting Facility Standards (gross sq.ft./pupil)

  • N/A

    Meeting Site Standards (acres/pupil)

  • N/A

    Of Classrooms Meeting Standards (sq.ft./pupil)

  • Physical Education Spaces can be Limited for Charter Students

  • 81.8%

    With Access to a Playground (elementary only)

  • 16.7%

    With Access to a Athletic/Play Field

  • 8.3%

    With Access to a Gym (secondary only)

  • Many Charter do without Specific Amenities

  • 95.8%

    Without a Full-Preparatory Kitchen

  • 50%

    Without either a Dedicated Computer Lab or a Mobile Lab

  • 66.7%

    Without a Science Labs (secondary only)

  • 8.3%

    Without a Dedicated Gym (all schools)

  • 50%

    Without Dedicated Lunchroom Space

  • Charter School Access to the Arts is Limited

  • 75%

    With Neither an Art nor a Music Room

  • Charter Support Organization

  • New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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