Welcome to Portland High School

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Portland High School, home of the Bulldogs, is the most diverse school in the state of Maine. The 1,000 students at PHS come from 41 countries and speak 26 languages. Founded in 1821, Portland High is the second oldest operating public high school in the United States. Located in downtown Portland, Maine, PHS takes advantage of the beautiful city. PHS teachers partner with many community organizations and the Bulldogs compete at some of the finest athletic facilities in the state. Portland High has a long standing tradition of excellence in the classroom; our students attend the best colleges and universities in the country. In addition, the school offers numerous programs and support systems to ensure that students have every opportunity to succeed.

The Portland High School community is incredibly special. Staff and students at PHS describe the school as unique, safe, exciting, energizing, welcoming, and inclusive. Students and staff consider themselves to be part of the Portland family. There is a shared sense of purpose at PHS, as the school community is dedicated to promoting understanding, tolerance, and inclusiveness in its dedication to academic achievement.


Budget Town Hall Meeting

Once again this year, we will hold a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the development of the PPS FY 2016 budget. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyman Moore Middle School library. This is a great opportunity for parents and other community members to give their input on budgeting priorities for the 2015-2016 school year. The online Neighbor-to-Neighbor Budget Toolkit is also now available http://www2.portlandschools.org/budget-toolkit/ to encourage public participation in the development of the FY16 school budget.

Mid Year Exam Schedule

Please see attached.      If school is canceled Friday, January 30th, please see below:


If school is canceled due to inclement weather on Friday, January, 30th, the scheduled exam white day, blocks 1 & 2 will be moved to Monday, February 2nd.





Pertussis Fact Sheet

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Teacher Availability Schedule for Students

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2013-14 NCLB Report Card

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P.H.S. Bulldog Edition Fall 2014

Please see the student newspaper (attached)

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