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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Portsmouth West High School is a public school located in West Portsmouth, OH. It has 375 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Portsmouth West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
86 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$33,601
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$609
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
  • Band conpetitions
    21%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Key Club Events
    14%
  • Pep rallys
    14%
  • School Musical
    14%
  • Cheerleading Competitions
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
375
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
86%
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
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,936
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,678/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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While West Portsmouth is a smaller school, it is certainly welcoming. It is a school for a tight knit community that will welcome anyone to the family so long as you approach us with a good attitude. What really shines about our district is our music programs, which are some of the best in Ohio, in my opinion. Making do with little funding we are well known throughout southern Ohio for our Marching Band and Travelling Choir. We've even performed with the Irish band "We Banjo Three" on multiple occasions. All in all my school is a must for anyone who wants to have a musical experience in high school, or be welcomed by a large community of friendly faces.
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What I liked about Portsmouth West was the amazing support from my teachers and administrators. They taught me so many things along the way. Such as, getting prepared for college, leadership, team effort, and so much more. Another thing that really helped me dive deep into my high school was our choir. Our music teacher Mrs. Tieman has really helped me along my journey. She and the other teachers have really made my life so much easier when coming to school.
It is great. The teachers are friendly, knowledgeable, and want to help. Portsmouth West High School is clean and presentable all the time, because of of the facility’s staff. Our sports teams are also amazing. Everyone has a great attitude and are driven hard in winning and good sportsmanship like conduct.