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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Portsmouth School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Portsmouth, RI. It has 2,439 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Portsmouth School District Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Portsmouth School District

Middle Schools in Portsmouth School District

High Schools in Portsmouth School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
342 responses
Average ACT
29
49 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,439
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,657
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,259/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$99,209
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,380
National
$949
Median Home Value
$378,500
National
$184,700

Portsmouth School District Reviews

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Portsmouth High School is above average academically. The classes are a good size so you can receive extra help if needed. The school spirit is high with an exceptional band and sports have top notch facilities. It’s a well kept school and the surrounding neighborhoods are nice and very safe. It’s a small island community where everyone knows everyone. The beaches are beautiful and Portsmouth High School is rated the highest in Aquidneck Island. I really enjoyed my 4 years at this school and loved participating in the band traveling to many events and parades. They have also made advancements in the technology department to keep up with current technologies. At the present time, they are renovating the school auditorium with a state of the art sound system and brand new seating chairs. All this through the donations of many of the parents and residents of Portsmouth and Aquidneck Island. I would recommend this school to everyone who wants a great edit for their children.
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The academics at Portsmouth High are very strong, especially in English and the Arts. However, electives are being cut, so there are not as many choices for classes, and many AP classes are being filled with unqualified students because the honors classes have been cut. However, the teachers are very supportive and excellent in their respective fields. I have never been so supported in any other school system. The student life there is very cliquey, but once you become integrated into something for find a friend, they usually last for a long time. Sports at the high school are major social events and are heavily emphasized; to neighboring schools, we are called “Sportsmouth”. Overall, the school is very good, but it is up to the student to succeed, find resources, and choose the correct classes according to their needs.
The Portsmouth School District is a safe and astounding district to grow up in and to receive a high-quality education. Though it lacks diversity, it makes up for it in the opportunities that they have to offer. The academics are rigorous but rewarding in the schooling. The teachers work to prepare us for college and allow for students to grow independent as they take higher level courses. These courses have prepared students to attend universities on the Ivy League, such a Brown University. Over the years school spirit has diminished, but it is greatly evident that the district is working on attempts to create a patriotic mindset amongst the student population so as to form a better sense of community. Therefore, the Portsmouth School District's academics rivals that of preparatory schools, as well as supplying opportunities beyond that expected of a public school district.