write a review

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)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

45% 55%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
Help your child get ahead.
Make learning fun with our online educational
program for kids 3-7.
Try It Free
See All Test Scores

Grade 3 Math Performance

New England Common Assessment Program Results
write a review

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.

Mary C. Dondero Elementary School Photos

There are no photos for this school yet. Be the first to add a photo.
Recommended Learning Products
Trust to find smart things kids love
Unlimited Workbooks and Worksheets
90% of Students Understand Concepts Better Since Using PLUS
Reading and Math Program for Kids 3-7
300+ games and activities. Try it for free!
Unlimited Library of Children's Books
Over 750 stories at your fingertips

Free Worksheets by Grade

See All Worksheets for Kindergarten