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Mary C. Dondero Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | Portsmouth
32 Van Buren Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-2231

About This School

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School is located in Portsmouth, NH and is one of 3 elementary schools in Portsmouth School District. It is a public school that serves 307 students in grades K-5. See Mary C. Dondero Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Mary C. Dondero Elementary School had 10 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Hampshire average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

307

Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

45% 55%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

25.1%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$17,325
per student
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Grade 3 Reading Performance

New England Common Assessment Program Results
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Mary C. Dondero Elementary School Reviews

High Marks to Dondero School

By a Parent on

As a mother of two children that have attended Dondero School from K-5th grade, my view of this school is that it is nothing but exemplary.  I strongly disagree with a previous review that states the principal is "young and clueless".  The principal is dedicated to the school and is quite knowledgeable of her job responsibilities.

I have spent countless hours in many classrooms as a parent volunteer, substitute teacher, and teaching student observer.  Each teacher that I had the pleasure of working with has been a professional in the classroom and a dedicated teacher to each student in her class.  Again the previous review of the teachers being "incompetent" is way off the mark.

I feel privileged that my sons received their education at Dondero School.  

By a Parent on

This school is in a nice, quiet location, and has a large field and a nice outdoor play area for the kids. Physically, it's great and about as all-American as you get.  However, the staff are incompetent and the test scores highlight this incompetence.  We moved into this district thinking it was a great school.  What we've witnessed is a school run by a young and clueless principal, and teachers that are equally incompetent.  We can't wait to move our child out of this school for next year.

By a Parent on

My daughter has gone to this school since the beginning of this school year (2008-2009) and has really excelled in most subjects. The teachers and other staff are very helpful and friendly.

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