Portland Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 6,522 students in Portland Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Maine.
Public Schools in Portland Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Maine public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Portland Public Schools School District are Longfellow School-portland, Harrison Lyseth Elementary School and Ocean Avenue. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Portland Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maine.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maine public school average of 12% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Portland Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Maine for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Portland Public Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (ME)
# Schools
17 Schools
600 Schools
# Students
6,522 Students
166,609 Students
# Teachers
606 Teachers
15,094 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Portland Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 198 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (ME)
Overall District Rank
#114 out of 229 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Portland Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Portland Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Portland Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Portland Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.64
0.23
# American Indian Students
15 Students
1,379 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
289 Students
2,344 Students
% Asian Students
4%
1%
# Hispanic Students
550 Students
4,484 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
3%
# Black Students
1,859 Students
6,966 Students
% Black Students
29%
4%
# White Students
3,396 Students
146,146 Students
% White Students
52%
88%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
164 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
413 Students
5,126 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
152
4,575
# Students in K Grade:
481
11,212
# Students in 1st Grade:
482
11,876
# Students in 2nd Grade:
466
11,727
# Students in 3rd Grade:
478
11,738
# Students in 4th Grade:
496
12,171
# Students in 5th Grade:
498
12,393
# Students in 6th Grade:
470
13,021
# Students in 7th Grade:
499
13,310
# Students in 8th Grade:
468
13,591
# Students in 9th Grade:
472
12,758
# Students in 10th Grade:
513
12,864
# Students in 11th Grade:
516
12,734
# Students in 12th Grade:
531
12,639
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,271 is higher than the state median of $16,067. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,866 is higher than the state median of $15,913. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (ME)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$119 MM
$6 MM
This chart display total revenue of Portland Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$130 MM
$6 MM
This chart display total spending of Portland Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,271
$16,067
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Portland Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,866
$15,913
This chart display average spending per public school student in Portland Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Portland Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Longfellow School-portland
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
432 Stevens Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8195
Grades: K-5
| 295 students
Rank: #22.
Harrison Lyseth Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
175 Auburn St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8215
Grades: PK-5
| 496 students
Rank: #33.
Ocean Avenue
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
150 Ocean Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8180
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #44.
Lincoln Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
522 Stevens Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8145
Grades: 6-8
| 471 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Casco Bay High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
196 Allen Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8160
Grades: 9-12
| 395 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Portland High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
284 Cumberland Av
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8250
Grades: 9-12
| 888 students
Rank: #77.
Peaks Island School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4 Church Av
Peaks Island, ME 04108
(207) 766-2528
Grades: PK-5
| 33 students
Rank: #88.
Lyman Moore Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
171 Auburn St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8150
Grades: 6-8
| 486 students
Rank: #99.
Gerald E Talbot Community School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Forest Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8210
Grades: PK-5
| 386 students
Rank: #1010.
Presumpscot School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
69 Presumpscot St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8220
Grades: PK-5
| 247 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Howard C Reiche Community School
Math: 26% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
166 Brackett St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8175
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
King Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
92 Deering Av
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8140
Grades: 6-8
| 480 students
Rank: #1313.
East End Community School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
195 North St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8228
Grades: PK-5
| 424 students
Rank: #1414.
Deering High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
370 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8260
Grades: 9-12
| 749 students
Rank: #1515.
Amanda C Rowe School
Math: 32% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Orono Rd
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 874-8205
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cliff Island School
120 Church Rd
Cliff Island, ME 04019
(207) 766-2885
Grades: K-5
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Portland Arts & Technology High School
Vocational School
196 Allen Av
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 874-8165
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Portland Public Schools School District
  • 353 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME, 04101
  • (207) 874-8100
  • portlandschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,522 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Top 50% in ME)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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