Top 10 Best Portland Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 6,798 students in Portland, ME (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,849 private students). 79% of all K-12 students in Portland, ME are educated in public schools (compared to the ME state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Portland, ME are Longfellow School-portland, Baxter For Tech & Sciences and Lincoln Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Portland, ME public schools have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Maine public school average of 81%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus the 85% statewide average). Schools in Portland have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Maine public schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maine public school average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Portland, ME Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Longfellow School-portland
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
432 Stevens Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8195
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
Rank: #22.
Baxter For Tech & Sciences
Charter School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
185 Lancaster Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 699-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 370 students
Rank: #33.
Lincoln Middle School
Math: 82% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
522 Stevens Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8145
Grades: 6-8
| 457 students
Rank: #44.
Presumpscot School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
69 Presumpscot St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8220
Grades: PK-5
| 230 students
Rank: #55.
Deering High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
370 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8260
Grades: 9-12
| 711 students
Rank: #66.
Harrison Lyseth Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Auburn St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8215
Grades: PK-5
| 481 students
Rank: #77.
Lyman Moore Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
171 Auburn St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8150
Grades: 6-8
| 514 students
Rank: #88.
Ocean Avenue
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Ocean Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8180
Grades: K-5
| 330 students
Rank: #99.
Amanda C Rowe School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Orono Rd
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8205
Grades: PK-5
| 442 students
Rank: #1010.
King Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
92 Deering Av
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8140
Grades: 6-8
| 458 students
Rank: #1111.
East End Community School
Math: 54% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
195 North St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8228
Grades: PK-5
| 432 students
Rank: #1212.
Gerald E Talbot Community School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Forest Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8210
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #1313.
Howard C Reiche Community School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
166 Brackett St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8175
Grades: PK-5
| 411 students
Rank: n/an/a
Casco Bay High School
196 Allen Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8160
Grades: 9-12
| 391 students
Rank: n/an/a
Portland Arts & Technology High School
Vocational School
196 Allen Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8165
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Portland High School
284 Cumberland Av
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8250
Grades: 9-12
| 908 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
180 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8180
Grades: K-5
| 311 students
57 Douglas Street
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8225
Grades: 1-12
| 49 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Portland, ME?
The top ranked public schools in Portland, ME include Longfellow School-portland, Baxter For Tech & Sciences and Lincoln Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Portland, ME?
16 public schools are located in Portland, ME.
What percentage of students in Portland, ME go to public school?
79% of all K-12 students in Portland, ME are educated in public schools (compared to the ME state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Portland, ME?
Portland, ME public schools minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maine public schools average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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