#3 Elementary School in NH and #2 in Rockingham County

New Franklin School

1 Franklin Dr, Portsmouth, NH 03801

How Good is New Franklin School?

Report Card

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

New Franklin School is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It has 256 students and 25 teachers and serves grades K-5.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools New Franklin School scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 2 for elementary schools in Rockingham County and 3 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


New Hampshire standardized test scores, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. New Franklin School performs significantly above average compared to other New Hampshire elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: NH Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. New Franklin 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
NH Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
NH Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NH Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. We were unable to determine 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


Information about the student body at New Franklin School is listed below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NH Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
NH Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NH Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 256
Minority Students 60
Diversity Index 26
Students with Disablities 26
Economically Disadvantaged 30%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students N/A


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Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools near New Franklin School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. All Portsmouth schools can be viewed on the Portsmouth, New Hampshire schools directory page.

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

New Franklin School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at New Franklin School? 256 students.
  • Is New Franklin School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is New Franklin School in? The school is located in Rockingham County.
  • How can I contact New Franklin School? The school's number is (603) 436-0910. You can visit their website at http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/school/newfrank.
  • Where is New Franklin School? 1 Franklin Dr, 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
Little Harbour School
50 Clough Dr Portsmouth, NH 03801
Peep School - Pre School Program
100 Campus Dr Portsmouth, NH 03801
Mary C. Dondero Elementary School
32 Van Buren Ave Portsmouth, NH 03801
Maude H. Trefethen School
142 Cranfield St New Castle, NH 03854
Shapleigh School
43 Stevenson Road Kittery, ME 03904