Portsmouth Public Schools

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(26)
High
(4)
Middle
(3)
Elementary
(15)
Pre-K
(2)
Private
(12)
There are 26 public schools in Portsmouth, VA, serving 14,782 students.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia state average of 47%.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the state average of 15:1.

Portsmouth, Virginia Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • PortsmouthBrighton Elementary School
    1100 Portsmouth Blvd
    PortsmouthVA23704
    (757)393-8870
    493 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Churchland Academy Elementary School
    4061 River Shore Rd
    PortsmouthVA23703
    (757)686-2527
    690 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Churchland Elementary School
    5601 Michael Ln
    PortsmouthVA23703
    (757)686-2523
    809 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Churchland High School
    Magnet School
    4301 Cedar Ln
    PortsmouthVA23703
    (757)686-2500
    Magnet School
    1432 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Portsmouth
    Churchland Middle School
    4051 River Shore Rd
    PortsmouthVA23703
    (757)686-2512
    924 students | Gr. 7-8
  • Portsmouth
    Churchland Preschool Center
    4061 River Shore Rd
    PortsmouthVA23703
    (757)686-2533
    174 students | Gr. PK
  • Portsmouth
    Churchland Primary & Intermediate
    5700 Hedgerow Ln
    PortsmouthVA23703
    (757)686-2519
    618 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Cradock Middle School
    21 Alden Ave
    PortsmouthVA23702
    (757)393-8788
    616 students | Gr. 7-8
  • Portsmouth
    Cradock Technical & Career Center
    Vocational School
    4300 George Washington Hwy
    PortsmouthVA23702
    (757)393-8117
    Vocational School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 9-12
  • Portsmouth
    Douglass Park Elementary School
    Magnet School
    34 Grand St
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)393-8646
    Magnet School
    647 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Emily Spong Preschool Center
    Alternative School
    2200 Piedmont Ave
    PortsmouthVA23704
    (757)393-5247
    Alternative School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 
  • Portsmouth
    Hodges Manor Elementary School
    1201 Cherokee Rd
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)465-2921
    558 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    I.c. Norcom High School
    Magnet School
    1801 London Blvd
    PortsmouthVA23704
    (757)393-5442
    Magnet School
    1254 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Portsmouth
    James Hurst Elementary School
    18 Dahlgren Ave
    PortsmouthVA23702
    (757)558-2811
    760 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    John Tyler Elementary School
    3649 Hartford St
    PortsmouthVA23707
    (757)393-8879
    722 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Lakeview Elementary School
    1300 Horne Ave
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)465-2901
    533 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Mount Herman Preschool Center
    Special Education School
    3000 North St
    PortsmouthVA23707
    (757)393-8825
    Special Education School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 
  • Portsmouth
    New Directions Center
    Alternative School
    401 West Rd
    PortsmouthVA23707
    (757)393-8728
    Alternative School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 
  • Portsmouth
    Olive Branch Preschool Center
    415 Mimosa Rd
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)465-2926
    157 students | Gr. PK
  • Portsmouth
    Park View Elementary School
    Magnet School
    260 Elm Ave
    PortsmouthVA23704
    (757)393-8647
    Magnet School
    639 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Portsmouth Re-ed
    Special Education School
    2801 Turnpike Rd
    PortsmouthVA23707
    (757)399-4306
    Special Education School

    n/a

     students | Gr. 
  • Portsmouth
    Simonsdale Elementary School
    4841 Clifford St
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)465-2917
    733 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Victory Elementary School
    2828 Greenwood Dr
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)393-8806
    567 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Westhaven Elementary School
    3701 Clifford St
    PortsmouthVA23707
    (757)393-8855
    575 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Portsmouth
    Wm. E. Waters Middle School
    600 Roosevelt Blvd
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)558-2813
    599 students | Gr. 7-8
  • Portsmouth
    Woodrow Wilson High School
    Magnet School
    1401 Elmhurst Ln
    PortsmouthVA23701
    (757)465-2907
    Magnet School
    1282 students | Gr. 9-12

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Did You Know?
Portsmouth, VA 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 0.30, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Portsmouth is Churchland Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or in the USA.