District Stats

Student Population = 2171

PHS = 798 PMS = 618 Hathaway = 426 Melville = 329

US News and World Report

Portsmouth High School is ranked #5 in the state.

Graduation Rate

Portsmouth has a 94% 4-year graduation rate.

SAT Scores

PHS Math = 542 State Math = 460 PHS Verbal = 543 State Verbal = 479


The Portsmouth School Department offers CTE programs in Visual Arts and Design, Childhood Education, A/V Technology and Communications, and Engineering and Design.

LEA Pathways

Currently, Portsmouth offers an LEA Pathway in Criminal Justice.

Post Secondary Enrollment

63% of all students plan to attend a 4-year college or university, and 20% attend a 2-year college or technical school. 13% of students plan to enter the workforce and 2.9% plan on going into a trade. The military will be the future home of .4% of PHS graduates.

Green Ribbon School (2021)

Portsmouth was one of two districts in RI that was awarded the Green Ribbon by the USDOE in recognition of its cost-saving, health-promoting, and performance-enhancing sustainability practices.



Shout out to Mr. Costa and all of the work he does for the IT Department and WPHS Live !


Portsmouth's 2022 Teacher of the Year Kevin Reilly recognized at Educator Waterfire in Providence.

RI Educator of the Year

Sarah Hunicke was recognized at Educator Waterfire for being National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media/Early Childhood through young adulthood! Way to go, Sarah !!

Green Ribbon schools

The U.S. Department of Education announced Portsmouth as a 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.

Victoria Travis

Victoria Travis, a 3rd-grade special educator at Hathaway, was recently presented with an NBC 10/RIDE Golden Apple Award.

Student Store

Superintendent Kenworthy and Deputy Superintendent Viveiros supporting the Life Skills student store.


WPHS Live on YouTube! Your broadcasting station for all Live Portsmouth Patriots Sports, News, and Events!


Melville Elementary School


Freckle Math learning time

Principal Laurie

Principal Laurie helping out the Bwana Iguana.

PHS fans

PHS fans support PHS Athletics rain or shine !

Suzanne Hole

Congratulations to Mrs. Hole for running the BOSTON MARATHON! She raised over $12,000 for @HerrenProject !


Family Night at Escobar Farm supporting Portsmouth Middle, Hathaway & Melville Schools