Portsmouth High School

  • Portsmouth High School serves 902 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

Top Placements

Portsmouth High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

  • Portsmouth High School's student population of 902 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students902 students
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Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Portsmouth High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Portsmouth High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall School Rank#153 out of 284 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
33%
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 Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
40%
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 Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Portsmouth High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
93%
59%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Portsmouth High School and the percentage of White public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
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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 RI.
Diversity Score0.130.36
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Graduation Rate
97%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
42%
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 Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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 Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortsmouth School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portsmouth Howard Hathaway School
    Grades: K-3 | 334 students
    0.6 miles
    53 Tallman Avenue
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401)683-0500
    0.6 K-3 334
  • Tiverton Fort Barton School
    Grades: K-4 | 227 students
    2.3 miles
    99 Lawton Avenue
    Tiverton, RI 02878
    (401)624-6114
    2.3 K-4 227
  • Portsmouth Melville School
    Grades: PK-3 | 291 students
    2.4 miles
    1351 West Main Road
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401)683-1650
    2.4 PK-3 291
  • Bristol Colt Andrews School
    Grades: K-5 | 347 students
    4.3 miles
    570-574 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI 02809
    (401)254-5987
    4.3 K-5 347
  • Portsmouth Portsmouth Middle School
    Grades: 4-8 | 912 students
    4.3 miles
    125 Jepson Lane
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401)849-3700
    4.3 4-8 912

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