Portsmouth High School

  • Portsmouth High School serves 1,096 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Portsmouth High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 15%.

Top Placements

Portsmouth High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

School Overview

  • Portsmouth High School's student population of 1,096 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,096 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Portsmouth High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 454 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Portsmouth High School is 0.26, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#56 out of 454 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Portsmouth High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Portsmouth High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
86%
85%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Portsmouth High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NH.
Diversity Score0.260.25
This chart display the diversity score of Portsmouth High School and the public school average diversity score of New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
97%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
22%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Hampshire by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortsmouth School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

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