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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Portland High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, ME. It has 793 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
284 Cumberland Av
Portland, ME 04101
Telephone
(207) 874-8250

Portland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1190
120 responses
Average ACT
30
7 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,259
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,000
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.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Pep rally
    25%
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Shadow Days
    8%
  • Soccer games
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Blood Drive
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
793
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,823
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,650/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Phs is a great place to be! My favorite thing is our location and open campus. Students can go out to lunch in downtown Portland. Teachers are willing to provide help if needed, and there is a lot of school spirit! Especially during Spirit Week. Sometimes I wish the student body was more heard by the administration, but they are working towards improving this.
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My 4 years at Portland High have definitely been the best 4 years of my life. Portland students are very motivated, well-rounded, intelligent young adults who have endless pride for our school. The teachers truly care about each and every one of their students and take extra care in making sure that every student thrives. The student body is truly one big family and I couldn’t be more proud to call myself a Bulldog!
Portland is a one of a kind place. If in the right classes, the academics are fantastic and the teachers are great and most are eager to build strong relationships with the students. The AP and honors classes are very separate from the college Prep classes which is strange at times. Overall, the best part about Portland high is the people, the diversity, and the school spirit. I learned more life lessons there then I ever could have at a prep school and will always be glad I chose Portland.