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  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
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Portsmouth School District is an above average, public school district located in Portsmouth, RI. It has 2,480 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
About Portsmouth School District...
Address
29 Middle Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Telephone
(401) 683-1039

Portsmouth School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
228 responses
Average ACT
29
33 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,480
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$42,526,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,949/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    2%

Portsmouth School District Reviews

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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.
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Overall, as a student who takes advanced classes, I can only provide my point of view. I’ve never really had a problem with the school because I stay out of trouble and strive to be involved in many of the great afterschool clubs. There are many opportunities to get involved, and many afterschool activities, and although I wish students had a bit more say, it’s not the worst thing ever. In my experience, the teachers who teach AP classes are good at their jobs and all really want to help the students. All the teachers I’ve had want the best for their students. I would say I’ve enjoyed my experience in the school system.
I would like to see a difference in the safety of the schools. When someone broke into the school we didn't go into lockdown. Along with the fact that our gym is separate from the main building and that's where we have to go during a evacuation, when the point of an evacuation is to get away from the school not moving us all into one part of the school to make us easier targets. Overall, this school system is flawed, but the classes and the teachers are so nice and helpful, it is a pretty good school, but their safety measures are not well processed and followed through with. The only other thing that I would love to see change is in the administration. They are putting off one wing to the freshmen coming in claiming it will help with acclimating them into the school, but they are blocking them off from the school which makes that pointless, plus they are cutting out study periods for that class. I found study to be super helpful.