Portland High School

  • Portland High School serves 375 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Portland High School's student population of 375 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students375 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Portland High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Portland High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank#207 out of 951 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
25%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
81%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.340.64
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Graduation Rate90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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