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Grades 1-12 Enrollment

Enrollment in the Portland Public Schools is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Students in grades 1 through 12 can now enroll online using the new Online Enrollment Application process. Parents/guardians can provide their child's information electronically, and save time and paperwork. 

How to Register Online: 

To enroll your grade 1-12 student, register through our Online Registration Portal:

grade 1-12 online registration portal

If your student is currently enrolled in the Portland Public Schools, it is not necessary for you to re-enroll for the next school year. Your student's enrollment will automatically "roll up" to their next grade and school according to your primary home address.

School Finder:

Locate your neighborhood school:

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Documents Needed for Enrollment

After completing the initial online application, you will need to bring to the school the following documents to complete the enrollment process. (For students whose families speak a language other than or in addition to English, please bring the documents to the Multilingual Family Welcome Center at Central Office.)

  • Original Proof of birth document (This document will be reviewed but not kept)
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency in Portland (This can be a utility bill such as an electricity bill, or a cable or internet bill or lease agreement/title of primary residence)

School Finder

Locate your neighborhood school

Enrollment in grades 9-12 (high school) is not by neighborhood; it is by preference. We have three high schools students can rank their preference from: Casco Bay High School, Deering High School, and Portland High School.

Learn more about our high school preference process: 

Transition to High School Steps & Timelines

To request enrollment in an elementary or middle school that is not in your neighborhood:

If you wish to request an "out of neighborhood" placement or a Superintendents' Waiver: 

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