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Portsmouth City Public Schools is a public school district located in Portsmouth, VA. It has 14,006 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
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Portsmouth City Public Schools Reviews
PPS was a interesting experience for me. I went to churchland high school. I was so excited to go to high school. The food there was okay! It’s very diverse and their labs are amazing. Being the science geek I am, I had fun doing labs in chemistry and biology. The teachers and staff were all great and they made sure I was mentally prepared for college. Now I am a Churchland High School alum and I can definitely say I’ll miss those days.
I've been attending a Portsmouth Public School for 3 years now. I started a WWHS in the 10th grade and I am now a graduating senior. I give us an average/poor rating because we fail to reach certain goals that are set. As a System we are very diverse, which is a positive thing, but we refuse to recognize important things in our schools. We focus more on a dress code than strongly addressing bullying or school shootings in the U.S. We refuse to appropriately discuss and debate politics and listen to everyone's ideas. Coming from the Wilson experience directly, we do not listen to the student at all. We make the decisions for the student body rather than taking our opinions into consideration.
Switching from school to school for 5 years can be challenging but once i came to Portsmouth City Public Schools my 11th grade year, it really opened my eyes. Things changed drastically and it was a different experience for me. The classes i take are about avergae but you don't get a good high school "experience" here. It is basically just based on your academics which, yes, is the number one important thing, but we also want to be able to have the best high school experience that we can being able to make memories of our time.