South Portland High School

637 Highland Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
South Portland High School serves 896 students in grades 9-12.
South Portland High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

South Portland High School's student population of 896 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students896 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

South Portland High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 South Portland High School is 0.35, 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
#233 out of 523 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
2%
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Black
7%
4%
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White
80%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.350.21
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Portland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Portland High School is Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dyer Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Portland Dyer Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 227 students
    0.3 miles
    52 Alfred Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-4845
    0.3 K-5 227
  • South Portland James Otis Kaler Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 228 students
    0.5 miles
    165 South Kelsey Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-3214
    0.5 PK-5 228
  • South Portland Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 296 students
    1.2 miles
    240 Ocean St.
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-7386
    1.2 6-8 296
  • South Portland Frank I Brown Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 262 students
    1.3 miles
    37 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-5196
    1.3 K-5 262
  • South Portland Memorial Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 394 students
    1.9 miles
    120 Wescott Road
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 773-5629
    1.9 6-8 394

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