The faculty and staff at Deering High School want to welcome you to the only International Studies Schools Network high school in New England and the most diverse high school north of Boston. Deering offers a wide range of academic courses, including twelve Advanced Placement options, tiered interventions, and even online learning. Additionally, students at Deering participate in a vast array of clubs and activities, including drama, sports, outing club, etc. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Deering High School is to graduate students who are college and career ready and globally competent.

As a member of the International Studies School Network, Deering has been offering opportunities and curriculum to help students investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action.


"Dear High School Families,

Student METRO passes for the upcoming school year will be mailed to all high school students entering grades 10 through 12. The current passes can be used until June 30th. The new passes are expected to be mailed to you directly from METRO and should arrive by July 1st. Please call the Operations Department at 874-8113 with any questions or concerns." Fifteen Deering students have been participating in a UMaine summer program to study storm water this summer. They will bring their knowledge and skills back to Portland this school year where they will be studying the effects of storm water on Capisic Pond. Click the link below to see the video.
storm water video
What's New

Check the English Department Website under Academics for the Honors and AP summer reading assignments. Click this link: summer reading

Check out our new student-created newscasts (some with translations) on the Deering Tech Team's YouTube Channel!


News at Deering High School

Purple Madness - a walk, run or roll for Deering High School's Project Graduation
A 5k run, walk or stroller roll around Back Cove to benefit Deering High School's Project Graduation. Race starts and ends at the Back Cove/Preble Street parking lot (across from Hannaford Supermarket). Click Read More for Info
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Deering High School's 2016 yearbook is now on sale for pick up mid-May, 2016. Please see Mrs. Miller, Athletic Office, for information.
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Drug Abuse Prevention Presentation
Have you wanted to speak to your teen about the dangers of prescription drug abuse but didn't know how? Our social workers, Melissa McStay and Robert Carroll, have joined forces with CVS and Day One Treatment Program in a presentation and question/answer session that will explain all the terms, treatments available, and mis-information out there. Please join us and lets take this on together!
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