District Summary Ratings

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

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Portsmouth City Public Schools based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Academic Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.


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.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
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.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
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District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Portsmouth City Public Schools

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Parent / Guardian
September 05, 2023
Had to pull my children out of this school do to physical bullying. Son got a concussion and they didn't call me until the end of the school day to tell me. Also had a teacher who would scream at the... More
Parent / Guardian
August 09, 2023
Very pleased with the education provided to my nieces. Smaller classes, nurturing teachers, supported administration, strong heritage and alumni association. Norcom is well on its way to the mission... More
Parent / Guardian
January 22, 2023
Great School, this neighborhood and schools have turned around a lot that last few years and the ratings are biased by the area. My family loves it and we aren’t from here, we are military implants.
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