Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

Public K-5

 32 Van Buren Ave.
       Portsmouth, NH  03801-5898


 (603) 436-2231

 School Website

District: Portsmouth School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 231 New Hampshire Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  10.3
Number of students:  301

Racial breakdown:
White:
70.4%
Asian:
15.9%
Two or more races:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.9%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 9, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Mary C. Dondero Elementary School ranked better than 98.3% of elementary schools in New Hampshire. It also ranked 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Portsmouth School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.54. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.4%), Asian (15.9%), two or more races (7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is 10.3. 2 elementary schools in the Portsmouth School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Mary C. Dondero Elementary School employs 29.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mary C. Dondero Elementary School 4th of 231 New Hampshire public elementary schools. (See Mary C. Dondero Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Portsmouth School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Portsmouth School District 19th of 156 New Hampshire school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 78.24 46th 238 80.7%
2007 47.74 135th 237 43.0%
2008 58.44 104th 236 55.9%
2009 37.47 177th 240 26.3%
2010 26.86 200th 242 17.4%
2011 43.10 152nd 237 35.9%
2012 56.70 108th 241 55.2%
2013 49.84 140th 241 41.9%
2014 62.71 89th 242 63.2%
2015 71.38 51st 206 75.2%
2016 75.03 46th 244 81.1%
2017 81.25 27th 229 88.2%
2018 93.54 4th 231 98.3%

Data source: test scores: New Hampshire Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, April 3, 2009

Open Quote The student teacher ratio is off!! Classroom size is twice what you are reporting!! The city across the board is suffering with budget cuts! This is not just a Dondero issue. Little Harbor is severely overcrowded along with New Franklin. Expect more services to be cut and classroom sizes to continue climb. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 424 16 9 7 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1992 407 16 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1993 470 21 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 508
1994 468 23 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1995 458 20 20 11 1 n/a n/a 0 510
1996 458 20 20 11 1 n/a n/a 0 510
1997 467 11 22 13 0 n/a n/a 0 513
1998 491 15 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1999 495 15 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2000 471 16 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2001 443 16 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 475
2002 348 21 25 9 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2003 348 21 25 9 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2004 334 14 34 11 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2005 325 14 26 6 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2006 296 9 32 8 1 n/a n/a 0 346
2007 289 10 30 9 1 n/a n/a 0 339
2008 277 11 28 4 4 n/a n/a 0 324
2009 267 10 27 6 2 n/a n/a 0 312
2010 252 3 24 22 0 0 8 0 309
2011 248 2 23 20 0 0 14 0 307
2012 237 3 25 26 0 0 18 0 309
2013 230 3 33 17 0 0 17 0 300
2014 227 4 37 16 0 1 17 0 302
2015 232 3 32 17 0 1 18 0 303
2016 226 4 37 16 0 1 14 0 298
2017 212 3 48 16 n/a 1 21 0 301

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 456 21.0 21.7 9.9
1992 445 21.0 21.1 14.2
1993 508 25.3 20.1 15.2
1994 511 25.5 20.0 17.8
1995 510 25.5 20.0 12.5
1996 510 25.5 20.0 12.5
1997 513 25.0 20.5 14.2
1998 522 27.5 19.0 12.6
1999 526 27.5 19.1 13.3
2000 503 28.0 18.0 14.3
2001 475 28.0 17.0 15.8
2002 403 32.7 12.3 15.4
2003 403 32.7 12.3 15.4
2004 394 31.8 12.4 15.7
2005 371 32.7 11.3 13.7
2006 346 34.7 10.0 17.9
2007 339 31.1 10.9 20.4
2008 324 34.3 9.4 18.2
2009 312 34.0 9.2 23.7
2010 309 33.4 9.2 28.2
2011 307 29.7 10.3 25.1
2012 309 30.0 10.3 25.2
2013 300 28.9 10.3 26.7
2014 302 27.1 11.1 30.5
2015 303 30.0 10.1 25.7
2016 298 29.0 10.2 23.8
2017 301 29.2 10.3 21.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 456 21.0 21.7 9.9
1992 445 21.0 21.1 14.2
1993 508 25.3 20.1 15.2
1994 511 25.5 20.0 17.8
1995 510 25.5 20.0 12.5
1996 510 25.5 20.0 12.5
1997 513 25.0 20.5 14.2
1998 522 27.5 19.0 12.6
1999 526 27.5 19.1 13.3
2000 503 28.0 18.0 14.3
2001 475 28.0 17.0 15.8
2002 403 32.7 12.3 15.4
2003 403 32.7 12.3 15.4
2004 394 31.8 12.4 15.7
2005 371 32.7 11.3 13.7
2006 346 34.7 10.0 17.9
2007 339 31.1 10.9 20.4
2008 324 34.3 9.4 18.2
2009 312 34.0 9.2 23.7
2010 309 33.4 9.2 28.2
2011 307 29.7 10.3 25.1
2012 309 30.0 10.3 25.2
2013 300 28.9 10.3 26.7
2014 302 27.1 11.1 30.5
2015 303 30.0 10.1 25.7
2016 298 29.0 10.2 23.8
2017 301 29.2 10.3 21.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Hampshire Department of Education.

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