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Deering High School

Public | 9-12 | 945 students


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Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted January 5, 2009

Classes and grades are too easy. Students do not get challenged, get good grades, then struggle in college.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 2, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 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

Posted 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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Critical Reading

The state average for Critical Reading was 49% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 92%
Black 20% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Hispanic 6% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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370 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Phone: (207) 874-8260


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