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85%
  • Woodrow Wilson High
  • 1401 Elmhurst Ln, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,363
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
85%
  • Churchland High
  • 4301 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,362
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
85%
  • Hodges Manor Elementary
  • 1201 Cherokee Rd, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 545
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
84%
  • Churchland Elementary
  • 5601 Michael Ln, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 822
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
81%
  • Churchland Primary & Intermediate
  • 5700 Hedgerow Ln, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 578
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
81%
  • I.c. Norcom High
  • 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,207
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
81%
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • 1300 Horne Ave, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 525
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
80%
  • Victory Elementary
  • 2828 Greenwood Drive, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 534
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
77%
  • Churchland Academy Elementary
  • 4061 River Shore Rd, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 727
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
76%
  • Simonsdale Elementary
  • 4841 Clifford Street, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 717
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
75%
  • James Hurst Elementary
  • 18 Dahlgren Ave, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 712
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
67%
  • Park View Elementary
  • 260 Elm Ave, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 593
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
65%
  • Westhaven Elementary
  • 3701 Clifford St, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 547
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
64%
  • Cradock Middle School
  • 21 Alden Ave, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 617
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
62%
  • John Tyler Elementary
  • 3649 Hartford St, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 710
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
62%
  • Douglass Park Elementary
  • 34 Grand St, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 774
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
61%
  • Brighton Elementary
  • 1100 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 517
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
60%
  • Wm. E. Waters Middle School
  • 600 Roosevelt Blvd, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 602
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
60%
  • Churchland Middle School
  • 4051 River Shore Rd, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 916
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Emily Spong Preschool Center
  • 2200 Piedmont Ave., Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 149
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
n/a
  • Churchland Preschool Center
  • 4061 River Shore Road, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 180
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
n/a
  • Olive Branch Preschool Center
  • 415 Mimosa Road, Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 197
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Mount Hermon Preschool Center
  • 3000 North St., Portsmouth
  • PORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 186
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
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Portsmouth school information

IndexPortsmouthVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores73%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools271,59679,221
Total private schools855324,874
Total post-secondary schools21997,963
The Portsmouth, VA educational system consists of 27 public schools, 8 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Portsmouth public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 6% lower than than the Virginia average and 48% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portsmouth public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.2% have completed high school, 21.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Portsmouth

IndexPortsmouthVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade80.8%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school79.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college55.4%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.2%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.1%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters7.4%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.7%1.3%

Portsmouth, VA School Districts

Portsmouth City Public Schools

There are a total of 27 public schools, 8 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Portsmouth. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Portsmouth, VA schools is 73%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Portsmouth, VA, an average of 80.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 79.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Portsmouth schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Portsmouth, VA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carrollton, VA5,48185%72%
Chesapeake, VA233,19479%62%
Hampton, VA136,78971%45%
Norfolk, VA245,72469%39%
Portsmouth, VA96,07173%48%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
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Vacaville, CA95,60742%15%
Dearborn, MI95,52044%10%
Lawton, OK96,72872%46%
Portsmouth, VA96,07173%48%
Source: The Portsmouth, VA 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.
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