PROFICIENCY 27% 34% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Portland Public Schools
24%Portland
41%Maine

Deering High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Portland Public Schools" in Portland, ME. There are a total of 937 students and 64 teachers at Deering High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 565 free lunch students and 32 reduced lunch students.

Deering High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.0%, which is 34% lower than the Maine average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students937
Teachers63.87
Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch565
Reduced lunch32

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment161
Taking some courses122
Taking some courses (not tests)43
Passing some courses79
Passing no courses37

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Deering High School, there are a total of 161 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 122 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All15-19%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School15-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All35-39%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School35-39%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Deering High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMaineNational
Caucasian 58.7% 59.5% 90.5% 51.1%
African American 24.1% 23.9% 3.4% 15.9%
Asian 8.9% 6.3% 1.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 6.6% 6.0% 1.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.7% 3.8% 1.7% 3.1%

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King Middle School50%1.5Portland, ME
Riverton School24%1.7Portland, ME
Casco Bay High School42%1.8Portland, ME
Presumpscot School37%2.0Portland, ME
Portland High School25%2.0Portland, ME
Howard C Reiche Community School37%2.0Portland, ME
East End Community School37%2.1Portland, ME
Baxter Academy For Tech & Sciences60%2.3Portland, ME

Portland demographics profile

StatisticPortlandMaineNational
Population66,6491,329,923318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,0933891
Median age35.844.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%57%55%
Speak English85%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%1%13%

Education level achieved in Portland

IndexPortlandMaineNational
Completed 8th grade89.3%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school88.7%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college73.2%58.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.9%39.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors46.9%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters18.3%10.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Deering High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.