Portsmouth school information

IndexPortsmouthNew HampshireNational
Average Test Scores74%68%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools623479,235
Total private schools114424,875
Total post-secondary schools3407,965

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  • The average school test scores in Portsmouth are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Portsmouth.
  • 93.7% of people in Portsmouth have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.1% of people in Portsmouth have completed high school.
  • 55.3% of people in Portsmouth have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portsmouth

IndexPortsmouthNew HampshireNational
Completed 8th grade93.7%89.3%83.8%
Completed high school93.1%88.0%82.4%
Completed some college77.4%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree62.8%44.0%37.2%
Completed bachelors55.3%34.4%29.3%
Completed masters20.9%12.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree5.2%3.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Portsmouth (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Newfields, NH23983%21%
Kittery Point, ME97782%20%
Newmarket, NH5,58977%12%
Durham, NH10,28875%11%
Berwick, ME2,04870%2%
Portsmouth, NH21,36674%8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Albertville, AL21,36383%22%
Chester, VA21,35586%27%
Roselle, NJ21,34855%19%
South Lake Tahoe, CA21,39451%25%
Christiansburg, VA21,42779%16%
Portsmouth, NH21,36674%8%
Source: The Portsmouth, NH education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.