Portsmouth Public Schools

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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

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Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
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 .30, which is lower than the Virginia average of .39. The most diverse school in Portsmouth is Churchland Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or in the USA.