Portsmouth school information

IndexPortsmouthNew HampshireNational
Average Test Scores67%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools623479,221
Total private schools114424,874
Total post-secondary schools3407,963
The Portsmouth, NH educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Portsmouth public schools have average test scores of 67% which is 29% higher than than the New Hampshire average and 37% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portsmouth public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Hampshire and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.4% have completed high school, 57.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portsmouth are 37% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Portsmouth.
  • 93.9% of people in Portsmouth have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.4% of people in Portsmouth have completed high school.
  • 57.6% of people in Portsmouth have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portsmouth

IndexPortsmouthNew HampshireNational
Completed 8th grade93.9%89.5%84.3%
Completed high school93.4%88.4%83.0%
Completed some college79.6%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree65.9%45.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors57.6%35.5%30.3%
Completed masters21.4%13.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.3%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.4%1.3%

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

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Amesbury Town, MA17,08272%46%
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Newfields, NH32367%36%
Kittery Point, ME1,07865%31%
Portsmouth, NH21,45867%37%

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Portsmouth, NH21,45867%37%
Source: The Portsmouth, NH education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.