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Portsmouth High School

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4 stars

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Posted November 14, 2011

Portsmouth High school is the best school my son ever attended. I was very impressed with the teachers, athletics, and students. The teachers care about their students and the classroom size is great. We love PHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

It has some GREAT teachers and a TERRIFIC Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I graduated this past year, and PHS has been nothing but great for me. It has a helpful and intelligent staff, great sports opportunities, and a fantastic music program which has led me to decide to pursue a career as a music teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

I am a parent of a senior and a sophomore. We have been very pleased with our children's education. They are both having a very positive high school experience. There are many extra's to choose from. The athletic opportunities are abundant and the staff, for the most part, is phenominal. Our senior has been accepted to one of the top schools in the country. We could not be more pleased with Portsmouth High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

PHS was a very involved school community. There were numerous extra-curricular programs that were free to the kids that attended there. The school just recently got a new school building, and I am telling you that the new school is state of the art. It includes a new photostudio, where students can learn how to develop and sell their photographs, culinary kitchen and dining room, and way more. The school is notorious for their marching band and choirs, where they won 2nd place in the U.S. The drama and art departments are very organized and love to work with the kids. They boost your confidence by telling you that you can do what you dream. Overall, parents are very involved within the school. Teachers are excellent, they are there to help afterschool everyday. That proves that this school is a great place to send your child, without worrying about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

I attended Portsmouth High School and graduated in 1999. The teachers were, for the most part, very good. My one complaint was that I was sometimes enrolled in classes that fit my schedule, not my learning needs (apparently the classes are ranked by level up to honors/AP level ).
—Submitted by a former student


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students46%
Female40%
Male51%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability11%
Without educational disability54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant46%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability42%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 89% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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50 Andrew Jarvis Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 436-7100

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