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Portsmouth school information

Index Portsmouth Virginia National
Average Test Scores71%79%48%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools271,59679,221
Total private schools855324,874
Total post-secondary schools21997,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Portsmouth are 48% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Portsmouth
  • 80.8% of people in Portsmouth have completed 8th grade
  • 79.2% of people in Portsmouth have completed high school
  • 21.1% of people in Portsmouth have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Portsmouth

      Index Portsmouth Virginia National
      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 71%. 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.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Chesapeake, VA233,19483%73.2%
      Carrollton, VA5,48182%70.4%
      Hampton, VA136,78976%58.0%
      Norfolk, VA245,72468%41.3%
      Portsmouth, VA96,07171%48.3%

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      New Bedford, MA94,98839%19.8%
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      Portsmouth, VA96,07171%48.3%
      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.