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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Portsmouth Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Portsmouth, OH. It has 648 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
1225 Gallia St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Telephone
(740) 353-2398

Portsmouth Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
40 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$27,769
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$562
National
$949
Median Home Value
$72,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Football games
    33%
  • Basketball games
    19%
  • Band camp
    10%
  • The school musicals
    10%
  • The Varsity Girls' Track Team banquet
    10%
  • Volleyball open gym
    10%
  • Band competitions
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
648
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,911
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$14,438/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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The teachers at this school are very respectable and concerned about every students' education. They work hard to teach the students what they need to know are they prepare them for state tests. Every teacher has their different style of grading, but they all stay very consistent in their own particular ways. They are experts in their subject and they do well at passing forth their knowledge to the students. They care about their students and do their best to help those who struggle.
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I live in Southern Ohio. It's not the most progressive place, and frankly, as far many people are concerned the world beyond the river valley might as well not exist. In Scioto county, most kids are expected to take up a trade like carpentry or follow in one of their parents' footsteps. In Portsmouth, however, we have Shawnee State University and SOMC. Through our beautiful hospital and university, we have been inspired at Portsmouth High School to pursue more than what the rest of the schools in the county do.

At other schools, they want to get you a diploma and do not expect you to be that great of a reader or to go on to college. In my graduating class, an overwhelming majority is going to college, many with the ambition to become doctors (the hospital has been very influential). Inspired by my French teacher, I want to work for the UN one day as an interpreter. None of us would have such lofty ambitions if not for our teachers telling us every step of the way that there was a world beyond Scioto county, with much more than one little university and a shiny new hospital.
I am the President of the Art club, so I may be a little biased, but this year has been especially great for us. Our first few meetings are always packed to the rafters, but usually the numbers dwindle. This year we have maintained thirty members, and our art gallery contained over 200 pieces from the six different art periods of the school. That's not counting the decorations the Art Club made for the gallery's theme: Made With Magic.

We made a giant top hat and wand, with scarves tied together winding around the easels of the AP art student paintings. There were dozens of plaster and clay sculptures, self-portraits, pastel pieces, and cake. It was a good one to go out on, if I do say so myself. I might pop back into town to see next year's.