South Portland High School

  • South Portland High School serves 911 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 39%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 51%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • South 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 2015-16 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 Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 10%.

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School Overview

  • South Portland High School's student population of 911 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students911 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Portland High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 525 schools in Maine (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Portland High School is 0.35, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.12. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall School Rank
19%
23%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Portland High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Portland High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
80%
90%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Portland High School and the percentage of White public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Portland High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score0.350.12
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Graduation Rate
94%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of South Portland High School and public school graduation rate of Maine by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Portland High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Portland School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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