Top 10 Best Portsmouth City Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 14,339 students in Portsmouth City, VA. Portsmouth City has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Portsmouth City, VA are Churchland High School, Woodrow Wilson High School and Churchland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Portsmouth City, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 74% (versus the Virginia public school average of 82%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 78% statewide average). Schools in Portsmouth City have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Portsmouth City Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Churchland High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
4301 Cedar Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 686-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,418 students
Rank: #22.
Woodrow Wilson High School
Magnet School
Math: 86% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1401 Elmhurst Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 465-2907
Grades: 9-12
| 1,393 students
Rank: #33.
Churchland Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5601 Michael Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 686-2523
Grades: K-6
| 834 students
Rank: #44.
I.c. Norcom High School
Magnet School
Math: 83% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1801 London Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-5442
Grades: 9-12
| 1,092 students
Rank: #55.
Churchland Academy Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4061 River Shore Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 686-2527
Grades: K-6
| 684 students
Rank: #66.
Simonsdale Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4841 Clifford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 465-2917
Grades: K-6
| 687 students
Rank: #77.
Churchland Primary & Intermediate
Math: 80% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5700 Hedgerow Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 686-2519
Grades: K-6
| 543 students
Rank: #88.
Hodges Manor Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1201 Cherokee Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 465-2921
Grades: K-6
| 593 students
Rank: #99.
Churchland Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
4051 River Shore Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 686-2512
Grades: 7-8
| 863 students
Rank: #1010.
Victory Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2828 Greenwood Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 393-8806
Grades: K-6
| 598 students
Rank: #1111.
Park View Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
260 Elm Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-8647
Grades: K-6
| 544 students
Rank: #1212.
William E. Waters Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Roosevelt Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 558-2813
Grades: 7-8
| 543 students
Rank: #1313.
James Hurst Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
18 Dahlgren Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(757) 558-2811
Grades: K-6
| 589 students
Rank: #1414.
Lakeview Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Horne Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 465-2901
Grades: K-6
| 439 students
Rank: #1515.
John Tyler Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3649 Hartford St
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8879
Grades: K-6
| 646 students
Rank: #1616.
Brighton Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-8870
Grades: K-6
| 469 students
Rank: #1717.
Westhaven Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3701 Clifford St
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8855
Grades: K-6
| 579 students
Rank: #1818.
Cradock Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
21 Alden Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(757) 393-8788
Grades: 7-8
| 503 students
Rank: #1919.
Douglass Park Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
34 Grand St
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 393-8646
Grades: K-6
| 683 students
4061 River Shore Road
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 686-2533
Grades: PK
| 156 students
Cradock Technical & Career Center
Vocational School
4300 George Washington Highway
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(757) 393-8117
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3000 North St.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8825
Grades: PK
| 256 students
New Directions Center
Alternative School
401 West Road
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8728
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
415 Mimosa Road
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 465-2926
Grades: PK
| 227 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Portsmouth City, VA

Portsmouth City Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
401 West Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8791
Grades: PK
| 90 students
2200 Piedmont Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-5247
Grades: PK
| 170 students
1401 Elmhurst Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 465-2958
Grades: 12
| 141 students
3701 Willett Dr
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 393-8806
Grades: 6-8
| 1,117 students
Portsmouth Re-ed (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
2801 Turnpike Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 399-4306
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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