PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth High School has been named 3rd best high school in the state of Rhode Island, according to a new list from U.S. News and World Report.
With a graduation rate of 97 percent, according to U.S. News and World Report, Portsmouth High School ranked 3rd in Rhode Island, followed by Classical High School, which came in 1st place, and Barrington High School, which was named 2nd.
According to U.S. News and World Report, “Portsmouth High School is ranked 3rd within Rhode Island. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams.
“The AP® participation rate at Portsmouth High School is 60 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 8 percent.”
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Portsmouth High School received a silver medal for its ranking.
In the national ranking, the Portsmouth High School ranked number 591 in the country (out of more than 22,000 schools).
According to U.S. News and World Report, “Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.”
Portsmouth High School has a total enrollment of 919 students and a staff of 74 full-time teachers, according to U.S. News and World Report.