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Deering HS Athletic Booster Fundraiser

Enjoy some live music by Portland’s own 12/OC and support the DHS Football Athletic Booster Club on Saturday, Sept 10 at The Porthole Restaurant & Pub!

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Welcome Class of 2027!

Welcome to the “Ramily”!  We are honored for those of you who have chosen to spend your high school years here at Deering! 

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Letter from Principals

The latest message from our principals and assistant principal includes exciting updates and information.

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Household Income Data Form

Help ensure that all students continue to receive free meals by completing the form electronically! Check your inbox for a personalized link.

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Strategic Plan Steering Committee - Apply by October 6th

Join us in developing the District’s new strategic plan. Portland Public Schools staff, students and families, as well as nonprofit and business partners, are invited to apply!

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Did you know high school students who miss more than 9 days of school each year are less likely to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduate?

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Answers to P-EBT Card Questions

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has begun mailing out Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) cards to Maine families, and some parents are understandably reaching out with questions. Here are some answers.

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Food Service Announcement

The Portland Public Schools is participating in Special Provision II and Community Eligible Provision for the 2023-2024 school year. This alternative is referred to as Provision II and CEP.  All students enrolled in all of Portland’s public schools except the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) may participate in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program at no charge. Household applications are not required to receive free meals this school year but forms similar to applications may be distributed by the school and the district to collect household income data for other programs that require this information, such as Federal Title programs.

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What our students and alumni have to say about Deering High School.

The guidance counselor at Deering was extremely helpful in figuring out how to get applications in and where to do my SAT’s. 

  • Jacqui Savage
  • Deering High

I felt like my education [at DHS] wasn’t just based on the four classes that I’d take every day, it was everyone in the classroom.

  • Salim Salim
  • Deering High

I felt surrounded by really amazing people who were giving me knowledge I wouldn’t be able to find somewhere else.

  • Lauren Reid Kane
  • Deering High

Deering High at a Glance

We succeed together because everyone is valued, challenged & empowered.

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enrolled students grades 9-12

Deering is the most diverse high school north of Boston with approximately 800 enrolled students grades 9-12.

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languages spoken by students

DHS has a culturally and linguistically diverse student body with 32 languages spoken by students.

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number of students enrolled in AP courses

Deering's Advisory Program gives every student a sub community with a curriculum focused on developing social-emotional well-being, supporting positive behavior, advancing equity, and building community.

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