Demographic Data

Over the years, Portland Public Schools' multilingual student population has grown exponentially and become increasingly more diverse. Currently, the district has over 2,400 students who come from homes where about 60 different languages are spoken. These students represent about 36% of Portland Public Schools’ total enrollment. Over 1,700 of these students are identified as English Language Learners.

ELL Enrollment by School 2014-2015

School Total Enrollment  ELL Enrollment   Percentage of ELLs
 Casco Bay High  368   60 16%
 Deering High  942  269 29% 
 Portland High  869  202  23% 
       
 King Middle  504  119  24%
 Lincoln Middle  498    97   19%
 Lyman Moore  495  107   22%
       
 East End  426  152 36% 
 Hall  429     88  21%
 Longfellow  346     17   5%
 Lyseth  486    63  13%
 Ocean  418  108  26%
 Peaks Island  52  0  0%
 Presumpscot  279    99  35%
 Reiche  391  158  40%
 Riverton  437  180  41%
       
 TOTAL 6924 1739
 25%



Languages in Our Schools 2014-2015

 Acholi*  Dari  Lingala   Shona
 Albanian  Dinka  Luo-Lingala   Sidamo
 Amharic  Farsi  Madi  Somali*
 Arabic*  French*  Mandarin  Spanish*
 Azerbajani  Fur  Mandingo  Swahili
 Balikumbat  German  Mende  Swedish
 Bari  Greek  Moro  Tagalog
 Bengali  Hindi  Nuer   Thai
 Bulgarian  Japanese  Pashtu  Tigrinian
 Burmese  Kazakh  Persian  Turkish
 Cantonese  Khmer*  Polish  Ukranian
 Chinese  Kinyarwanda  Portuguese*  Vietnamese*
 CreolePE  Kinyamulenge  Romanian  Zande
 CreolePF  Kirundi  Russian  
 Czech  Korean  SerboCroatian  


Multilingual Intake History

ML Intake History

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