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Gorham, Maine is a university town with a population of approximately 17,000 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 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 2017-2018

 
Total Enrollment...............................................2,724 (as of 10/1/17)
High School........................................................829
Middle School.....................................................673
Elementary Schools...........................................1,222
        Village School (K-5) .....................................435
        Narragansett School (K-5).............................259
        Great Falls School (K-5)................................528
 Attending Regional Vocational Schools  
PATHS ................................................................ 18
 WRVC ................................................................ 60
 Adult Education Diploma/HiSet Programs  
        Average Academic Enrollment ........................ 75

Faculty 2017-2018

Total Faculty ....................................................234.8
Student/Teacher Ratio Targets
        Elementary School(s) ..................................19:1
        Middle School..............................................24:1
        High School................................................21:1
Teachers with Advanced Degrees..........................70%

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
89% of Graduates intend to enroll in Post Secondary Education Programs
         Four year post secondary plan: 67%
         Two-year post secondary plan: 20%
         Technical Institue: 2%
         Military: 3%
         Employment: 6%

Arts

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

Athletics/Activities 2018-2019

Middle School Teams.............................................26
High School Teams................................................44
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