Portland High School



Portland High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Portland High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 185
10 209
11 168
12 231

Portland High School is a public high school of the Portland Public Schools located in Portland, ME. It has 793 students in grades 9th through 12th. Portland High School is the 16th largest public high school in Maine and the 7,471st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.4 to 1.

Total Students: 793
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 59
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,471st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Maine: 16th out of 125
Student/Teacher Rank in Maine: 91st out of 125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maine: 20th out of 125

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Portland High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 410
(52%)
1,066
(51%)
 Female 383
(48%)
1,017
(49%)

Portland High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 518
(65%)
1,248
(60%)
 Black 152
(19%)
514
(25%)
 Hispanic 49
(6%)
118
(6%)
 Asian 48
(6%)
150
(7%)
 Two or More 21
(3%)
46
(2%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
6
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Portland High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 405
(51%)
952
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 344
(43%)
1,022
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(6%)
109
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Portland High School is ranked 12th out of 125 ranked schools in Maine, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Portland High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 42.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Portland High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1084
2006 1062
2007 1025
2008 924
2009 893
2010 983
2011 929
2012 912
2013 874
2014 862
2015 793

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.6
2006 13
2007 13.8
2008 12.6
2009 12.7
2010 14.5
2011 14.8
2012 14.4
2013 13.8
2014 15.1
2015 13.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.47324723247232
2006 0.47457627118644
2007 0.47414634146341
2008 0.48593073593074
2009 0.52855543113102
2010 0.51678535096643
2011
2012 0.53179824561404
2013 0.53661327231121
2014 0.53944315545244
2015 0.48928121059269

Compare Portland High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,151.6% 11.5:1
 
1,340.0% 13.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 42.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 48.9%
 

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