Student Registration

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Welcome to Portsmouth Public Schools!

We are delighted that you have chosen Portsmouth Public Schools. A strong educational foundation can lead to lifelong success.  At Portsmouth Public Schools, we are committed to helping all students succeed.  We strive for academic excellence, and employ teams of dedicated teachers and staff.  We promote hands-on learning, and we provide cutting-edge technology in every classroom.  We offer several educational programs and extracurricular activities to develop well-rounded students, including music and arts programs as well as athletics.

We welcome family involvement and believe it is a key component of student achievement.

Enrolling in our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs can provide your child with a great start on their educational journey.  For specific information on Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration, follow this link:
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Portsmouth Public Schools:  Phone numbers and Addresses

Please follow the steps below to enroll your child in Portsmouth Public Schools.

Registration Steps

1. Determine your Eligibility for Enrollment

Portsmouth residents whose children meet the age requirements defined by the Commonwealth of Virginia, along with certain non-residents of the city, are eligible to attend Portsmouth Public Schools.

2. Determine your School Attendance Area

Portsmouth Public Schools determines which of our 13 elementary, 3 middle and 3 high schools your child will attend based primarily on your physical (home) address.

3. Complete the Registration Form

Portsmouth Public Schools utilizes an Online Registration Form to collect the majority of information used to enroll your child.

4. Present Required Documentation 

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Portsmouth Public Schools require you to provide certain documents in order to enroll your child.

For answers to the most frequently asked questions about registering your child to attend Portsmouth Public Schools, or to find contact information for individuals who can assist with the registration process, please visit our Registration FAQs.

For assistance registering a child who was not born in the United States or speaks a language other than English, or if the documents needed for school registration were issued in a foreign country, contact the Gifted and Talented, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language (ESL) Office at 757-393-8885.


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