About Us
Deering is a comprehensive public high school (one of three in the Portland Public Schools System) in an urban location. There are approximately 80 teachers and professional staff. Deering is the most diverse high school north of Boston and is one of the largest in the state of Maine (enrollment approximately 750 students grades 9-12). 


At Deering, we succeed together because everyone is 


Together, we create a community where all students feel respected, welcomed, and valued.


We use professional development time to learn and implement evidence-based practices that improve results for all learners. 


We built authentic leadership opportunities into the curriculum so that all students graduate with a sense of efficacy and purpose.

Points of Pride

  • Deering provides students the opportunity to learn in a diverse environment where equity is considered, taught, practiced, and reinforced.
  • All 10th graders take Global Issues, a course based on Model United Nations curriculum.
  • Students take advantage of many successful extended learning opportunities such as volunteering at local food banks, job shadows, job application and resume writing workshops, and are able to participate in interviews with local business owners.
  • Every senior completes an independent capstone project.
  • Every year, students have the opportunity to travel to countries such as Spain, China, the Dominican Republic and France as part of the Global Navigators program. 
  • Deering’s Advisory Program gives every student a sub-community with a curriculum focused on developing social-emotional wellbeing, supporting positive-behavior, advancing equity, and building community. Advisory groups meet twice a week for 40 minutes and stay together throughout high school. 
  • Deering offers 16 Advanced Placement courses.
  • 19 seniors in the class of 2020 earned the new Seal of Biliteracy
  • 11 seniors in the class of 2020 earned the STEM endorsement.
  • Students take part in over 25 athletic teams and over 40 co-curricular activities.

Phone Numbers:

Main Office Phone

 (207) 874-8260

 Main Office Fax

 (207) 874-8153

 Guidance Phone

 (207) 874-8264

 Guidance Fax

 (207) 874-8193