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For the 2021 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,683 students in Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Hampshire.
The top ranked public schools in Portsmouth, NH are Mary C. Dondero Elementary School, New Franklin School and Little Harbour School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Portsmouth, NH public schools have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the New Hampshire public school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 58% statewide average). Schools in Portsmouth have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of New Hampshire public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the New Hampshire public school average of 15% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Portsmouth, NH Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Mary C. Dondero Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    32 Van Buren Ave.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-2231

    Grades: K-5 | 288 students
  • Rank: #22.
    New Franklin School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Franklin Dr.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-0910

    Grades: K-5 | 257 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Little Harbour School Math: 77% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    50 Clough Dr.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-1708

    Grades: K-5 | 433 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Portsmouth High School Math: 55% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    50 Andrew Jarvis Dr.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-7100

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,096 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Portsmouth Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    155 Parrott Ave.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-5781

    Grades: 6-8 | 536 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Newington Public School Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    133 Nimble Hill Rd.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 436-1482

    Grades: K-6 | 49 students
  • Rank: #77.100 Campus Dr., Ste. 21
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603) 422-8228

    Grades: PK | 24 students
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