Portsmouth school information

IndexPortsmouthVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores76%81%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools271,59679,235
Total private schools855324,875
Total post-secondary schools21997,965

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  • The average school test scores in Portsmouth are 12% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Portsmouth.
  • 78.4% of people in Portsmouth have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.9% of people in Portsmouth have completed high school.
  • 19.5% of people in Portsmouth have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portsmouth

IndexPortsmouthVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade78.4%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school76.9%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college53.5%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree27.2%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors19.5%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters6.7%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.5%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%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.
Carrollton, VA4,69384%24%
Chesapeake, VA228,16884%23%
Hampton, VA136,90475%10%
Norfolk, VA244,74573%7%
Portsmouth, VA96,00776%12%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Livonia, MI95,88867%2%
San Angelo, TX96,17787%28%
Vista, CA96,18144%35%
Hillsboro, OR95,76575%10%
Davie, FL95,72167%1%
Portsmouth, VA96,00776%12%
Source: The Portsmouth, VA 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.