A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
353 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Telephone
(207) 874-8129
Website

Portland Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
243 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,973
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,823
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$110,648,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,650/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    3%

Portland Public Schools Reviews

7 reviews
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Portland public schools provided me with an experience like no other. Through elementary school, I attended a private school located in the same city. The private school granted me a good basis, but overall, was lacking the teachers and the students the public schools had. My teachers in the Portland school system provided me with an education that fully prepared me for college, and the diversity in the students gave me a better understanding and appreciation of the different types of students that there are. That was critical, and something that the private school lacked. Because of being around different classes and races, it made me appreciate my background, and made me more understanding of others, which is something that I'm learning, most kids lack once they get to college.
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I love how there are so many choices in Portland Maine. There are I think over six elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools to choose from. I love the freedom of getting to choose where you want to go. I know that when my mom was growing up, she did not have options to choose from like me. Up until high school, I went to expeditionary learning schools. I loved expeditionary learning. It was much more interesting to go out and learn about subject from professionals rather than copying out of a text book. Overall, the Portland Public Schools are great. The teachers are fabulous and the subjects are interesting and can be applied to the real world.
I have mixed emotions about my experience with Portland Public Schools. I was frequently underestimated in my abilities and doubted wether or not I could improve. I have always felt I may have gotten a better education elsewhere. However, I was always given breakfast and lunch everyday even though I couldn't pay, and I went to before and after care everyday with any cost as well.