Press Releases


Stark Street Bridge Closed Starting Monday, January 29th

January 29, 2018

The Stark Street Bridge will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning on Monday, January 29th. The bridge will be completely replaced and will not be reopen until Columbus Day. Temporary lane closures on the Route 1 Bypass will be permitted during working operations. Additionally, brief complete traffic shut downs will be allowed on the Bypass between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.


Core Values in Portsmouth Schools

November 21, 2017

Core Values in Portsmouth Schools

Over the last few weeks we have met with groups of parents, staff, and students to engage in a discussion about how we as a school system celebrate diversity and address any incidents where students, families or staff do not feel welcome in our school community.


Closing the Opportunity Gap in Portsmouth Schools

September 26, 2017

We live and work in a special community. Recent open house events at the high school and middle school were wonderful examples of parent engagement and school-community connections. Our students benefit in so many ways from the commitment in this community to excellence in education. Recently the Board and administration took an in-depth look at the performance and participation of students along socioeconomic lines, particularly those students on free or reduced lunch compared to those who are not.


Portsmouth Schools -  Staying in Touch

September 25, 2017

Between Central Office and the schools across the Portsmouth School District we know frequent and clear communications with families, students and staff are essential for any high functioning school system, so we’re continuously working to improve our outreach. We would like to take a moment to share just a few of our communications tools to ensure everyone can follow the moves of our bustling district.