Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

Public K-5

 32 Van Buren Ave.
       Portsmouth, NH  03801-5898


(603) 436-2231

District: Portsmouth School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 211 New Hampshire Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,733 Help

Students who attend Mary C. Dondero Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Portsmouth Middle School
High:    Portsmouth High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.1
Number of students:  319

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.9%
Asian:
13.8%
Two or more races:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.5%

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Compare Details Mary C. Dondero Elementary School ranks better than 89.6% of elementary schools in New Hampshire. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Portsmouth School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.9%), Asian (13.8%), two or more races (7.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is 10.1, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Portsmouth School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is $20,733, which is the 2nd highest among 3 elementary schools in the Portsmouth School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mary C. Dondero Elementary School 22nd of 211 New Hampshire public elementary schools. (See Mary C. Dondero Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Portsmouth School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Portsmouth School District 18th of 151 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%
2019 88.32 11th 231 95.2%
2021 84.67 22nd 211 89.6%

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

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School Test Scores
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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 0 1 21 0 301
2018 208 0 48 15 0 1 16 0 288
2019 217 5 44 16 1 1 22 0 306
2020 223 5 43 18 1 0 28 0 318
2021 223 5 44 19 3 0 25 0 319

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 Full-time 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
2018 288 29.8 9.6 20.8
2019 306 28.3 10.8 22.5
2020 318 29.0 10.9 19.2
2021 319 31.4 10.1 13.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time 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
2018 288 29.8 9.6 20.8
2019 306 28.3 10.8 22.5
2020 318 29.0 10.9 19.2
2021 319 31.4 10.1 13.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $20,733

Data source: New Hampshire Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 11th of 231 Elementary schoolsRanks 22nd of 211 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)6349
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Portsmouth School District)8068
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Hampshire)5745
 12%
3rd Grade Reading (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)7258
 14%
   3rd Grade Reading (Portsmouth School District)7769
 8%
   3rd Grade Reading (New Hampshire)5244
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)8869
 19%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Portsmouth School District)8373
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Hampshire)5241
 11%
4th Grade Reading (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)7971
 8%
   4th Grade Reading (Portsmouth School District)8278
 4%
   4th Grade Reading (New Hampshire)5549
 6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)8060
 20%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Portsmouth School District)7564
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Hampshire)4433
 11%
5th Grade Reading (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)8081
 1%
   5th Grade Reading (Portsmouth School District)8285
 3%
   5th Grade Reading (New Hampshire)5754
 3%
5th Grade Science (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)6463
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Portsmouth School District)6461
 3%
   5th Grade Science (New Hampshire)3835
 3%
All Grades Mathematics (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)7760
 17%
   All Grades Mathematics (Portsmouth School District)6961
 8%
   All Grades Mathematics (New Hampshire)4838
 10%
All Grades Reading (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)7771
 6%
   All Grades Reading (Portsmouth School District)7573
 2%
   All Grades Reading (New Hampshire)5652
 4%
All Grades Science (Mary C. Dondero Elementary School)6463
 1%
   All Grades Science (Portsmouth School District)5344
 9%
   All Grades Science (New Hampshire)4037
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students306319
 4.2%
African American55
American Indian13
 200%
Asian4444
Hispanic1619
 18.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races2225
 13.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.5%13.5%
 9.1%




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