50 Andrew Jarvis Dr.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Portsmouth High School serves 1,096 students in grades 9-12.
Portsmouth High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the New Hampshire state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 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 and Asian), which is equal to the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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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 Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,096 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Portsmouth High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Portsmouth High School is 0.26, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#101 out of 455 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
6%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
86%
86%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Graduation Rate
95%
87%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,096 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in NH)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Top 30%)

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