Deering High School
|Deering High School|
|Location||370 Stevens Avenue,
Portland, Maine, USA
|District||Portland Public Schools|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Colors||Purple and White|
Deering High School (DHS) is a public high school in Portland, Maine (Cumberland County) which educates grades 9–12. The school is part of the Portland Public Schools district. It was established in 1874 andis named after the town of Deering, Maine, which later was annexed by the City of Portland in 1898.
Deering High School was established in 1874 after Deering, Maine split from Westbrook, Maine in 1871. The first Deering High School building eventually became Longfellow Elementary. The 2nd bulding completed in 1889. It burned in 1921, but was saved and converted into Lincoln Middle School in 1923.
In October 2013, Deering High School announced it would offer an Arabic language course as part of their new international curriculum. It was believed to be the first Arabic language course in Maine public schools.
Memorial Stadium is located behind Deering High School, and is the home field for DHS outdoor sports teams.
The Deering Rams won the Maine Class A Boys' State Basketball Championship on March 3, 2012.
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