Best Public Schools in Portsmouth, OH


The city of Portsmouth, Ohio is home to 6 schools serving students from elementary through high school, including 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative school. While the schools in this area face some challenges, a few standout institutions are providing effective support and resources for their students.

The Sciotoville alternative public charter school stands out with the highest 4-year graduation rate at 97.1%, significantly higher than the other schools in the area. It also has the lowest student-teacher ratio at 9.6. In contrast, the Portsmouth City School District, which includes Portsmouth Elementary and Portsmouth Junior High/High School, is ranked 606 out of 835 districts in Ohio and is rated 1 out of 5 stars, indicating underperformance compared to other districts in the state.

The Clay Local School District, which includes Clay Elementary School, Clay Middle School, and Clay High School, is ranked 483 out of 835 districts in Ohio and is rated 2 out of 5 stars, slightly better than the Portsmouth City School District. However, the schools within the Clay Local district still have room for improvement, particularly in terms of test scores and graduation rates. The significant variation in performance across the schools within the same districts suggests that factors beyond just district-level management and resources may be contributing to the differences in student outcomes.

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

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