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Portsmouth Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 485 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted September 25, 2009

My son is an eighth grader at Portsmouth Middle School and I've been very satisfied with the educational opportunities there. While the building and equipment seem sub-par (many classrooms have folding tables and chairs instead of desks, for example), it is made up for by the staff. The principal, Mr. Stokel, seems to really understand what it means to be an adolescent, and he's created an environment conducive to teaching kids in that age group. The teachers are wonderful, too. Very focused on the kids. They also emphasize the importance of music education which I find refreshing in a time when so many schools are cutting those programs. All in all, they have a very well-rounded academic program. I would recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

it is a very old school but the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2004

Due to three relocations in NH we finally settled in Portsmouth. We have found PMS to be the most excellent in curriculum, staff and leadership! This combined with a strong school spirit and community involvement have made my daughter's 7th-8th grade experience challenging & rewarding. I attribute this success to school's leadership, caring staff and a community that supports and understands the importance of ensuring a safe, supportive and challenging learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2003

My daughter attended and has moved onto PHS. Son has just entered the Middle School and both have had an excellent experience with PMS. I stay in Portsmouth so my kids can attend the Portsmouth School System. Great place for kids to grow up. Lots of extra corricular to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
73%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
48%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian70%
Hispanic or Latino67%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)74%
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian60%
Hispanic or Latino78%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)85%
With educational disability61%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant88%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian92%
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracial80%
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability41%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian91%
Hispanic or Latino60%
Multiracial70%
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability45%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial59%
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability35%
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial84%
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability48%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students59%
Female73%
Male49%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial50%
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability39%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 90%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 3% 3%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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155 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 436-5781

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