Portland High School serves 348 students in grades 9-12.
Portland High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 348 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 20%
- Graduation Rate: 90-94% (Btm 50% in CT)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 45-49% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 75-79% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Portland High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:
Most improved public schools
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Portland High School's student population of 348 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Portland High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Portland High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#200 out of 940 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Portland High School's ranking?
Portland High School is ranked #200 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Connecticut.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Portland High School?
The graduation rate of Portland High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Portland High School?
348 students attend Portland High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of Portland High School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Portland High School?
Portland High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Portland High School offer ?
Portland High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Portland High School part of?
Portland High School is part of Portland School District.
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