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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Portsmouth Junior/Senior High School is a public school located in Portsmouth, OH. It has 619 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Portsmouth Junior/Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
69 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$29,016
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$581
National
$949
Median Home Value
$75,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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
  • 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
619
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,223
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
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,979/ 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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I loved most of my teachers. Teachers like Mrs.Horn, Mrs. Bowling, Mrs.Keating, Mrs.Deacon, and so many others have been there for me and prepared me for the future. They’ve answered every question I had the best that could and tried their very best to prepare me for college: including encouragement for admissions. Teachers made me laugh and feel comfortable in the classroom but also pushed me to do the best that I can; people like Mr. Hartman, Mr. Fannon, and Mr. Lavender( who ironically hates lavender because he is allergic.) however while there were amazing teachers the administration was not very helpful. There were few exceptions to this case, but I am not proud of those people who misrepresent the amazing teachers that work there.
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I have attended Portsmouth City Schools my entire life. I have never been denied an opportunity because of my skin color or any of my differences. Portsmouth offers many great sports programs, clubs and after school activities, so there is always something to do. Our motto at Portsmouth City Schools is " You belong here" and I firmly support it. Portsmouth has done a great job of making all students feel like they belong and we are not only a school, but a family. I'm extremely grateful for my soon to be alma mater and I am forever proud to be a Trojan.
During my years at Portsmouth city Schools, I met many life long friends, and was always welcomed by the students and staff. Over the years, I encountered several loving teachers who valued my education, and also made sure we all were doing okay mentally and that everything was good at home. We were always encouraged to challenge ourselves, to be the best we could be, and to change the stereotypes that Portsmouth is full of trouble makers with a trash education. The only thing I would change, is that the school needs to let the students be more involved. Let them plan spirit week, hold pep rally’s before big games, do fun fundraisers such as dodgeball between students and teachers. If you let them be involved and have fun at the same time, they’re going to be excited to come to school and learn.