About Portland Public Schools
The Portland Public Schools is a dynamic school district, committed to cultivating a welcoming, inclusive and safe space for our students and staff and delivering a quality educational experience for each student.
As Maine's largest and most diverse school district, we work hard to create a culturally responsive and representative learning environment.
The Portland Public Schools serves approximately 6,500 students in pre-K through grade 12, about one-third of whom come from homes where a language other than English is spoken – for a total of more than 50 languages. We celebrate our diversity and strive for equity. Regardless of who you are, or where you come from, we welcome you!
Vision & Mission
All learners will be fully prepared to participate and succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world.
The Portland Public Schools is responsible for ensuring a challenging, relevant, and joyful education that empowers every learner to make a difference in the world. We build relationships among families, educators and the community to promote the healthy development and academic achievement of every learner.
Our Core Values
We are all expected and enabled to meet high standards
Creativity & Innovation
We embrace all modes of learning and encourage experimentation, ingenuity, and boldness
We respect and value each person as an individual
We are better together, and we support one another
We commit to always confronting inequity