#33 Elementary School in NH and #13 in Rockingham County

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

32 Van Buren Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801

How Good is Mary C. Dondero Elementary School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A Overall Grade

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Serving grades K-5, the school has 301 students and a student–teacher ratio of 10 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A. Compared to other state schools Mary C. Dondero Elementary School scores are above average. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 33 for New Hampshire and 13 in Rockingham County.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.

Academics

The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of data points, such as student scores on New Hampshire standardized tests. Mary C. Dondero Elementary School received a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in New Hampshire.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Mary C. Dondero Elementary School earned a grade of A for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in New Hampshire.

Students : Teacher
10
NH Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
0%
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
6%
NH Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good

Safety

A school’s safety score is calculated by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. We were unable to calculate the safety grade for this school due to insufficient data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A

Demographics

Information about the student body at Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is listed below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
13%
NH Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
17%
NH Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
22%
NH Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 301
Minority Students 89
Diversity Index 33
Students with Disablities 38
Economically Disadvantaged 22%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students N/A

Achievements

A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Mary C. Dondero Elementary School are listed. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Portsmouth, New Hampshire schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Peep School - Pre School Program N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 Rye Elementary School A+ A+ A B-
3 Little Harbour School A A+ B+ N/A
4 New Franklin School A+ A+ A N/A
5 Maude H. Trefethen School A+ A+ A+ N/A

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Mary C. Dondero Elementary School? The school reported 301 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Mary C. Dondero Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Mary C. Dondero Elementary School in? The school is located in Rockingham County.
  • How can I contact Mary C. Dondero Elementary School? The school's number is (603) 436-2231. You can visit their website at http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/school/dondero.
  • Where is Mary C. Dondero Elementary School? 32 Van Buren Ave, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Peep School - Pre School Program
100 Campus Dr Portsmouth, NH 03801
Rye Elementary School
461 Sagamore Rd Rye, NH 03870
Little Harbour School
50 Clough Dr Portsmouth, NH 03801
New Franklin School
1 Franklin Dr Portsmouth, NH 03801
Maude H. Trefethen School
142 Cranfield St New Castle, NH 03854