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Portsmouth High School

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3 stars

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted October 31, 2013

If you are military dont expect them to put out the welcome mat. I observed teachers specifically targeting the "new" kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

this school sux so bad i hate it here everyone else hates it to seriously it sux the teachers are terrible they obviously hate me and they pick favorites... i am very angry
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2008

I graduated in 2005. This school is on a downward turn do to lack of funding and increasing class sizes as well as changes in guidance counseling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2005

I graduated with the class of 2002. Great programs for arts and sports. Teachers were pleasant. I had some of the best years of my life at PHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2004

I attended PHS (graduate 1992). At the time, I thought it was horribly run. Looking back, if I had children, I would move back to Portsmouth just so they could go to PHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2004

With all 6 of my siblings and myself graduating from Portsmouth High School, I now have two children of my own attending. It is an excellent school. The block scheduling allows a much more thourough class, and children have an extra night to work on those extra homework assignments. Guidance is a step behind, however. For juniors and seniors, their guidance counselor has now taken the role of a college counselor. In high school, these kids need the accessability of both. Overall, I would recommend any parent to send their children to Portsmouth High, without a doubt!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Good school for those students with higher intellectual ability, however there are few to no programs or support in place for those students with IEPs or marginal academic needs. Support from Guidence personal is extremely lacking, however upper management personal are very helpful. The school is clean and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Excellent teaching for students with higher intellectual abilities. It is questionable if some students are indeed being driven enough to achieve and receiving enough preparation for later college work. More attention should be drawn to english skills, which out weigh science and math (particularly more advanced maths) in importance in later years. More attention to scholastics in general must be placed over the school's extracurricular sporting activities.


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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 34% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged students48%
Not economically disadvantaged students58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students75%
Not economically disadvantaged students91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students59%
Female70%
Male50%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students30%
Not economically disadvantaged students63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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