Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins


The Portsmouth City School District serves nearly 2,000 students through two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school all of which are brand new, state-of-the-art buildings that were completed in 2006.The district's mission is to provide the highest quality of education for all students.

Top notch private schooling for preschool through twelfth grade is available in Portsmouth through the Notre Dame Schools. Nearly 95% of Notre Dame graduates go on to further their education.

Portsmouth is proud to be the home of Shawnee State University with one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio, a low student-to-faculty ratio, and over 80 bachelor and associate degrees in several major fields of study including Natural Science, History, Computer Programming, Graphic Design, and English & Humanities. Only 43 minutes from Portsmouth is Marshall University, ranked 43rd place by U.S. News and World Report for Masters Universities in the South. Earn your degree in Portsmouth.