Londonderry High School - Hooksett Tuition Student Program
History - With declining enrollment occurring across the State, combined with the State’s continued reduction in financial support of public education, Londonderry seized the opportunity to offset the burden to the local taxpayer, without effecting programs and services to students. Generating additional revenue with open seats at the high school was a viable option to accomplish this goal.
Total anticipated revenue from Hooksett in FY ‘21: $1,404,000, with a reduction in the tax rate of thirty-five cents.
Current Hooksett enrollment at LHS: 117 students – FY21
9th – 20 students / 326 total in grade
10th – 51 students / 380 total in grade (We accepted a larger class at Hooksett’s request. Open seats were available.)
11th – 21 Students / 343 total in grade
12th – 25 Students /354 total in grade
Next year’s anticipated 9th Grade students: 29
Potential staff reductions, were we no longer to accept Hooksett students: At this point, we determine our capacity on a year-to-year basis. With grade level enrollment listed above, there would most likely be no staff reductions available at any of the 4 grade levels should enrollment drop by that amount, as those students are spread over a wide number of classes. Calculating the impact of such a small reduction in student population is a challenge because of the large number of courses and sections offered at each grade level. On the average, an individual class would drop by 1 or 2 students, which is not enough to justify a reduction in staffing.
Our tuition rate for 2022 for Hooksett: $12,250 This rate does not include the cost of any special programs. These would be billed in addition to this base rate.
As reported by the State of NH, the average cost for LHS for FY20 is $16, 691. This represents the TOTAL cost per student and does not recognize any revenue that is used to offset the tax impact to Londonderry taxpayers.
Additional costs to Londonderry from additional students equate to minimal classroom supplies additional water, and the cost of labor and fuel only for transportation. Fixed costs, such as salaries, building debt, and HVAC remain constant with or without the additional students from Hooksett and the revenue generated by including Hooksett students.
Cost for supplies per student per year at LHS: $667 per student
Cost to District for the Hooksett bus: $23,400 per year, includes fuel and labor cost. Bus is deployed from our existing fleet and incurs no additional cost.
No additional staff are hired to accommodate Hooksett students. We only accept a number that can be accommodated with existing staff.
Any additional costs relative to Pupil Services are borne by the Hooksett School District.