284 Cumberland Av
Portland, ME 04101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Portland High School serves 756 students in grades 9-12.
Portland High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 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).

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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 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
756 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Portland High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 524 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#181 out of 524 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Graduation Rate
83%
85%
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 756 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in ME)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 5%)

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