District Spotlight

Superintendent's Letter to Hall and Longfellow families
Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has sent out a letter to families of students at Hall and Longfellow elementary schools regarding new school construction issues. You can read the letter here.


Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and about 4,700 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

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Public Hearing Set for 2015-2016 School Calendar
03/05/2015
The public is invited to a public hearing on Tuesday, March 10, on the proposed new calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. The calendar calls for changes in the times that schools start and end each day in order to fit an additional 20 minutes of instructional time for students into each school day.
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Hall School Building Committee Gets Updated Enrollment Projections
03/05/2015
After receiving updated enrollment projections for Hall School at a meeting on March 4, the Hall School Building Committee has asked for additional information to clarify some aspects of the data and is also looking for more direction from the Portland Board of Public Education.
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Artwork by Anna Kiselevich, Grade 11, Portland High School
Students’ Artwork Exhibited at PMA
03/02/2015
It’s March – and National Youth Art Month. And to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine, the Portland Museum of Art is collaborating with the Maine Art Education Association to display art from students in grades K through 12 around the state. Thirteen Portland Public Schools’ students have their work included in this fun and inspiring show.
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