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370 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103

(207) 874-8260
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September 16, 2013
It's awesome school And we learn a lot of things in this school If you are new in USA you should to come to deering HS you well learned english fast with us !

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2009
I'm a junior at Deering currently and i think it is a great school. The teachers are great, classes are challenging enough and we have great school spirit. By just doing your homework,not skipping class and paying attention you'll do just fine and find yourselves ready for college.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2009
Classes and grades are too easy. Students do not get challenged, get good grades, then struggle in college.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
Deering is a really good school. I will agree with many others before me, Deering is pretty much impossible to fail unless a)you never do any assaignments or b)you never go to school. The school is what you put into it. It you really want an education, you can totally get a top-notched one. If you just want a diploma- that's available, too. A lot of the teachers really care about the kids. I feel that Deering has been a great school for my classmates and me. My friends at other school really hate school, but almost everyone I go to DHS with says they think it's totally fine. I feel very fortunate to enjoy my high school.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2008
The curriculum there is way too easy, and colleges know this. Don't expect to have a high rank at deering taken very highly by many institutions. The classes are easy and unchallenging and offer little in the way of accelerated programs.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2007
My son transfered this year to Deering and I can't say enough good about this school. It is a large school, but he teachers are awesome and generally care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2006
I graduated in 2004 and I have to say that Deering was a great place to go to school. Even when going through rough times, I always felt I could talk with any of my teachers and come up with a plan. Music and Drama are big at Deering, but they also have a lot of sports as well. Overall its just a really nice atmosphere and I'll always remember the fun I had and the things I learned!

- submitted by a former student
July 28, 2005
I just graduated from deering this year (2005); I loved it. the only way not to do well is to not try - the teachers are always available for help, all you have to do is ask. you get out of it what you put into it; deering's not the place for you if you need someone to hold your hand through everything or if you want to do the bare minimum just to graduate. I had a wonderful experience at deering and would recommend it to every self-motivated high school student.

- submitted by a former student
April 16, 2005
Guys, what's up with the use of the word 'horrid.' I go to deering and the only way you can flunk is if you dont try! Deering is a great school, tons of after school programs and a wide varity of teachers. Most of the kids there are great and fun do get along with, although there are some bad seeds. If you want to learn and have great experiances, I tell you to go there. If you just want to get school over with, go to gorham or something!

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2004
I west to deering high. I hated it. I was told I wasnt going to graduate. So they told me not to come back. I have learning disabilities and they wernt willing to help. I do much better at night school getting my deploma.

- submitted by a former student
October 17, 2004
Deering High School was not horrid, but it was by no means stellar. Deering was a great assistance to my son who has learning disabilities, but there was not a lot of one on one attention that would have helped him more. Overall though, their special education department was good. My daughter on the other hand, was not challenged enough by Deering at all. As a freshman, she tested into pre-calculus, a class usually reserved for juniors. She maintained a solid A in that class throughout the semester, but felt that she wasn't really learning anything. She ended up transfering to a local private school with a more challenging curriculum. So if you're the right kind of student for Deering HS, I am happy for you. My children just really were not too compatable.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2004
As far as Deering being a horrid school, I have to completely disagree. I am an alumni of Deering as was my mother and grandparents. All my aunts and uncles attended Deering. Most of my cousins have attended Deering. All my siblings attended Deering....each and every one of us have done quite well for ourselves...the most recent success was my little brother who graduated in 2004 and is now attending The Citadel in Charleston SC...one of the hardest schools to get into. So maybe the children who have not succeeded or 'flunked out' should not use the education that Deering has to offer as a scapegoat for their failures, but look to other reasons...such as poor study habits, lack of ambition or even parental guidance and support. I would recommend Deering to any highschooler. It has a wonderful community support system.

- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2004
Deering HS was horrid to my children. They barely got an education! One ended up flunking out and my other child barely got in to community college. Deering is not a good choice!

- submitted by a parent
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Deering High School
370 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME  04103
(207) 874-8260
Last modified Deering High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deering High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top