Portsmouth High School

50 Andrew Jarvis Dr

Portsmouth, NH 03801-5474

Tel: (603)436-7100
Grades: 9-12

1,100 students

Portsmouth High School serves 1,100 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the NH average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 11%.
Portsmouth High School operates within the Portsmouth School District.
The school district's 100% graduation rate is higher than the NH state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1100 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,100 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Students by Grade Portsmouth High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is more than the state average of 0.14. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NH) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 12:1
Asian
3%
3%
Hispanic
2%
4%
Black
3%
2%
White
88%
89%
All Ethnic Groups Portsmouth High School Sch Ethnicity Portsmouth High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.22 0.14
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
21%
Portsmouth High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,736 students has grown by 25% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 100% has increased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Portsmouth School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
2
Number of Students Managed 2,736 677
Graduation Rate 100% 86%
Portsmouth   School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $40 MM $10 MM
Portsmouth   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $40 MM $10 MM
Portsmouth   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,216 $15,198
Portsmouth   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,425 $14,945
Portsmouth   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Robert W Traip Academy (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Portsmouth Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Harbour School (1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PortsmouthLittle Harbour School
    50 Clough Dr
    PortsmouthNH 03801
    (603)436-1708
    1 mi | 516 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • PortsmouthPortsmouth Middle School
    155 Parrott Ave
    PortsmouthNH 03801
    (603)436-5781
    1.2 mi | 475 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • PortsmouthNew Franklin School
    1 Franklin Dr
    PortsmouthNH 03801
    (603)436-0910
    1.3 mi | 277 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • PortsmouthMary C. Dondero Elementary School
    32 Van Buren Ave
    PortsmouthNH 03801
    (603)436-2231
    1.4 mi | 309 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • PortsmouthPeep School - Pre School Program
    100 Campus Dr
    PortsmouthNH 03801
    (603)422-8228
    1.5 mi | 28 students | Gr. PK                      

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Rockingham County, NH public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.13, which is lower than the New Hampshire average of 0.14. The most diverse school district in Rockingham County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Hampshire or national school diversity statistics.