Portland High School

284 Cumberland Av
Portland, ME 04101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Portland High School serves 756 students in grades 9-12.
Portland High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Portland High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Portland High School's student population of 756 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students756 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

Portland High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 523 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Portland High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#136 out of 523 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
7%
2%
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Black
23%
4%
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White
63%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.550.21
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Graduation Rate
86%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Portland High School is Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is King Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Howard C Reiche Community School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    0.5 miles
    54 York Street
    Portland, ME 04101
    (207) 699-5500
    0.5 9-12 400
  • Portland Howard C Reiche Community School Math: 31% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
    0.7 miles
    166 Brackett St
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 874-8175
    0.7 PK-5 438
  • Portland King Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 519 students
    0.8 miles
    92 Deering Av
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 874-8140
    0.8 6-8 519
  • Portland East End Community School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 416 students
    0.9 miles
    195 North St
    Portland, ME 04101
    (207) 874-8228
    0.9 PK-5 416
  • Portland Ocean Avenue Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 381 students
    1.7 miles
    150 Ocean Av
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207) 874-8180
    1.7 K-5 381

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