Award Year: 2014

Portland Middle School

95 High Street
Portland, CT, 06480-1656

(860) 342-1880

Mr. Scott M. Giegerich, Principal at time of Nomination

Portland School District

School Website

Mission

Every Student, Every Day! Whatever it takes!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Cooking and cleaning; they go together!  Teamwork!

Cooking and cleaning; they go together! Teamwork!

Portland Middle School is a small, caring, educational institution. Our mission is shaped by the collaborative efforts of parents, students, staff and community members. In short, we endeavor to meet the needs of every student-every day; we challenge them to excel in the classroom, in their interpersonal interactions, and in their civic service opportunities. Additionally, we empower our students to get involved. Academically, we provide a host of opportunities where students are challenged to think critically and to creatively solve problems. Students, staff and parents interact with technology daily. Furthermore, our students are expected to communicate in a variety of ways. Oral, written, visual, artistic and technical modes of expression are interwoven into the subject areas on each student’s schedule. While we have been recognized for our outstanding academic achievement, we are equally proud of our approach to the whole child at Portland Middle School. Spanish and French, Music, art, P.E./Health, technology education and Family and Consumer Science are part of EVERY student’s schedule. After school clubs and activities including sports, drama, arts, and even academic intramurals are staples each year. Students feel safe and secure; we take pride in knowing that appropriate and calculated risk taking is encouraged in every classroom. The Student Council, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), our three teams of teachers and our community partners work collaboratively each year to sponsor charitable give-back experiences and a variety of educationally beneficial outings. Our motto, "Measure yourself against a standard of excellence!" Every student, every day! Whatever it takes!