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Revised and updated schedule of SC Meetings through June 10

* May 13, 2014 @ 7:00pm, FY15 School Department Budget Workshop with Town Council

* June 3, 2014 @ 7:00pm, Public Hearing on FY15 School Department Budget; FY15 Budget approval by Town Council

* June 10, 2014, Public Referendum on FY15 School Department Budget













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"If anything can morally and ethically prepare a child for life, it is time spent in the presence of loving adults who are willing to share their wisdom and care enough to provide meaningful guidance."
- Center of the Advancement of Ethics & Character, Boston University
Superintendent
Ted Sharp

Rhonda Warren
Administrative Assistant

Office of the Superintendent
75 South St, Suite 2
Phone: (207) 222-1012
FAX: (207) 839-8885


Gorham, Maine is a university town with a population of approximately 16,000 year-round residents, ten miles west of Portland, Maine's largest city. The community values education and has a strong tradition of supporting the public schools. An elected Town Council of seven members governs the Town and a Town Manager serves as the chief operating officer. An elected School Committee of seven members governs the Schools and the Superintendent serves as the chief operating officer.

The School system is a member of the Sebago Educational Alliance and has long enjoyed a cooperative relationship to advance teaching & learning with the University of Southern Maine and St. Joseph's College.

An Educational Program Defined by & Dedicated to...

Citizenship & Character
Advocacy for Each Student
Comprehensive & Challenging Curriculum & Instruction
Comprehensive Athletics & Activities Programs
Vibrant Visual & Performing Arts
Highly Qualified & Dedicated Teachers
High Achieving & Caring Students
Enlightened & Experienced Administrators
Supportive & Dedicated School Committee
Integration of technology to advance & enrich teaching & learning

Note: All information below is updated at the beginning of each school year.

Students 2013-2014

Total Enrollment.............................................2,666 (as of 10/1/13)
High School.......................................................843
Middle School....................................................644
Elementary Schools........................................1,179
        Village School (K-5) ..................................427
        Narragansett School (K-5).........................249
        Great Falls School (K-5)............................503
 Attending Regional Vocational Schools  
PATHS ................................................................ 20
 WRVC ................................................................ 45
Sebago Educational Alliance Programs  
        Frank Jewett Special Education..........................7
        Teaching, Learning & Leadership Focus Groups
 Adult Education Diploma/GED Programs  
        Average Annual Enrollment ........................ 75

Faculty 2013-2014

Total Faculty ...............................................217
Student/Teacher Ratio Targets
        Elementary School(s) ..........................21:1
        Middle School.......................................23:1
        High School..........................................21:1
 Highly Qualified Teachers ...........................212 (97.7%)
Teachers with Advanced Degrees................140 (64.6%)

Academic Program

Focus on Literacy, Numeracy & Citizenship
Advanced Placement Courses
Enrichment Courses
Alternative Programs
Interdisciplinary Programs
Community Service
Advisory Program
Staff Summer Instructional Workshops
Extensive & Intensive Student Support Programs
Engaged Student Government Opportunities
Extensive Professional Staff Development Programs & Opportunities
National Merit Commended Scholars
93% of Graduates intend to enroll in Post Secondary Education Programs
         Four year post secondary plan: 76%
         Two-year post secondary plan: 14%
         Technical Institue: 3%
         Military: 2%
         Employment: 5%

Arts

Drama & Theatre Productions
Choral, Concert, Band & Ensemble Groups
Visual Arts Programs

Athletics/Activities 2013-2014

Middle School Teams.............................................23
High School Teams................................................29
Middle School Activity Programs............................16
High School Activity Programs ..............................38
Elementary School Activity Programs......................8

Would you like to know more about the Gorham, Maine Public Schools? We invite you to visit our web pages or contact us at (207)222-1000 and we will direct you to the appropriate source to provide you with the information you need. Thanks from our staff, students, administration and school committee for your interest and inquiry about our schools

Office of the Superintendent of Schools
75 South Street, Suite #2 ~ Gorham, Maine 04038



        

 
Last Modified: Apr 10, 2014
The Gorham schools are committed to the belief that all of our students will find success in school