2016 Division Profile
Portsmouth is passionate about education, its rich maritime history and the success of all students. Our schools are filled with active learning, engaged students and dedicated teachers. 

With nearly 15,000 students, Portsmouth Public Schools offers small class sizes with specific programs to prepare students for technical careers and college. We have 13 elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, four Pre-K centers, one alternative school and an adult learning center. Our First College program offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses at Tidewater Community College.