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Portland School District

Portland School District
Grades PK4 to 12
33 East Main Street
Portland, CT 06480
Portland Public Schools

District Overview

Portland Public Schools prides itself on having exciting 21st century schools that feature small class sizes and dedicated, caring, and talented educators. The district is committed to teaching core subjects, information technology skills, life and career skills, and this is all grounded in innovative and creative teaching. The district engages successful readers, writers, and mathematicians, and all of our schools promote respect and dignity, allowing every student to achieve both academically and socially in safe, respectful, and positive classroom environments. Portland is also devoted to fostering opportunities for students to excel in the arts, and has well-established and award-winning music and drama programs. Its high school musicians recently competed at Disney World in Florida and won several competitions. In addition, Portland Public Schools provides its students with a comprehensive physical education & health curriculum that focuses on the education of healthy minds, the development of healthy bodies, and the promotion of positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity. Portland Secondary School (high school and middle school) provides life-long lessons through athletic competition. The school’s teams compete in 18 sports as a member of the Shoreline Conference, and many of its athletes and teams have won both regional and statewide recognition. Two of our schools have received the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award, and the Town of Portland has been recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Small Towns.

Hartford residents entering Pre-Kindergarten Age 4 through Grade 10 and living in Zone 4 may apply to attend this school.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.

Fantastic Facts

  • Emphasis on 21st-century, culturally responsive teaching and learning 
  • 1-to-1 technology for grades 5–12 and robust technology for K–4 
  • Award-winning Project Lead the Way STEM program for middle and high school students 
  • Strong career path opportunities and award- winning performing arts programs 
  • Newly developed language arts and math curriculum 
  • 1:1 Devices 
  • A thriving musical arts program
  •  90.5 % four-year graduate rate

Sports, Clubs & Activities

High school and middle school athletics
Unified Sports Program (high school, middle school)

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