Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

32 Van Buren Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mary C. Dondero Elementary School serves 288 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Mary C. Dondero Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School's student population of 288 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students288 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#8 out of 455 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
17%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
6%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
72%
86%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.450.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortsmouth School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is Portsmouth High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rye Junior High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rye Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
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