While New Hampshire enjoys a relatively low dropout rate of 4.7%, in Manchester, the rate is over 11.5% - the highest in the state. Manchester's West and Central High Schools (the schools that our partnering elementary schools feed into) suffer from dropout rates of 16.2% and 12.6% respectively.
High school dropouts are three times more likely than college graduates to be unemployed, and are eight times more likely than high school graduates to end up in jail or prison. In fact 80% of inmates in New Hampshire do not have a high school diploma. Many challenges have converged to create this situation.
Manchester is the most diverse city in the state, with over 80 languages spoken, has the highest poverty level in the state, with over 80% of the students in our partnering elementary schools qualifying for free or reduced lunch, and also reports the lowest middle school attendance rate in the state. City Year New Hampshire is an affordable, scalable, replicable and effective resource that is uniquely designed to help students and schools succeed while significantly reducing the dropout rate in the City of Manchester.
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