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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Portland High School is an above average, public school located in Portland, CT. It has 376 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Portland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
96 responses
Average ACT
29
13 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$70,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • School musicals
    38%
  • Band Extravaganza
    25%
  • Jazz & Strawberries concert
    25%
  • Announcements
    13%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
376
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,013
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,901/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Portland is a small town, and with only 300-400 students at the school, and around 50-60 faculty/staff, everyone is cole to each other. The students can connect with the teachers well, because every teacher recognizes you and gets involved with your academic and social life (in a good way). It's easy to communicate with teachers in a small school because everything is close-knit. The teachers are very comical and friendly, and they do their best to include you in activities and discussions! They believe in you and support you, and push you so you can be your best. They truly want to see you exceed and do great things!
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It was an okay high school. It was not the best nor the worst. There were some very good teachers that sparked my interest in subjects I never would have imagined that I would have enjoyed. However, I also had to suffer through language teachers who did not teach and made learning a foreign language near impossible.
Although Portland is a small suburban town that is mostly caucasian, there is plenty of diversity in the high school. There are foreign exchange students and students that come from other towns, such as Hartford, to get a better education. Everyone gets along well and respects each other's beliefs and foundations. Anything mean is kept to themselves. We are all friendly with each other and strive to have a good time!