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
Portsmouth High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Portsmouth High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NH) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 12:1
Portsmouth High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
Portsmouth High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
2%
4%
Portsmouth High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
3%
2%
Portsmouth High School Black (1990-2012)
White
88%
89%
Portsmouth High School White (1990-2012)
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 0.27
Portsmouth High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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 (1988-2012)
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%
Portsmouth High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

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
1
Number of Students Managed 2,736 487
Portsmouth   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 100% 86%
Portsmouth   School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $40 MM n/a
Portsmouth   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $40 MM n/a
Portsmouth   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,216 $0
Portsmouth   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,425 $0
Portsmouth   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portsmouth Little Harbour School
    50 Clough Dr
    Portsmouth , NH , 03801
    (603)436-1708
    1  mi  |  516  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portsmouth Portsmouth Middle School
    155 Parrott Ave
    Portsmouth , NH , 03801
    (603)436-5781
    1.2  mi  |  475  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Portsmouth New Franklin School
    1 Franklin Dr
    Portsmouth , NH , 03801
    (603)436-0910
    1.3  mi  |  277  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portsmouth Mary C. Dondero Elementary School
    32 Van Buren Ave
    Portsmouth , NH , 03801
    (603)436-2231
    1.4  mi  |  309  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portsmouth Peep School - Pre School Program
    100 Campus Dr
    Portsmouth , NH , 03801
    (603)422-8228
    1.5  mi  |  28  students  |  Gr.  PK

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