District summary ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

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A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

Academic summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

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Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

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Reviews from schools in Portsmouth School District
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Parent / Guardian
July 30, 2021
I do not recommend this school, I'm kind of shocked they get good ratings from some people...
Parent / Guardian
May 13, 2021
Zero stars from me. Portsmouth middle school is very unprofessional in a lot of ways. I 100% do not recommend this school. I also had an issue last year where the nurse was not giving my kid his... More
Parent / Guardian
January 20, 2021
We moved to this town specifically for the schools. My wife works in education and has many contacts througout NH schools and identified this location based on her experience. The first year we were... More