Portsmouth school information

Average Test Scores60%69%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools123,65079,221
Total private schools21,00024,874
Total post-secondary schools23937,963
The Portsmouth, OH educational system consists of 12 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Portsmouth public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 13% lower than than the Ohio average and 23% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portsmouth public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Ohio and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.0% have completed high school, 16.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portsmouth are 23% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Portsmouth.
  • 78.7% of people in Portsmouth have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.0% of people in Portsmouth have completed high school.
  • 16.7% of people in Portsmouth have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portsmouth

Completed 8th grade78.7%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school76.0%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college47.0%55.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.1%35.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.7%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters5.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wheelersburg, OH5,93185%72%
South Webster, OH64580%62%
Minford, OH46977%55%
Lucasville, OH1,53475%52%
West Portsmouth, OH2,78471%43%
Portsmouth, OH20,39360%23%

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Pleasant Prairie, WI20,39560%22%
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North Lynnwood, WA20,38452%5%
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Portsmouth, OH20,39360%23%
Source: The Portsmouth, OH 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.