Deering High School

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Deering High School
Established 1874
Type Public secondary
Principal Ira Waltz
Students 1,180
Grades 9–12
Location 370 Stevens Avenue,
Portland, Maine, USA
Coordinates 43°40′18″N 70°17′45″W / 43.67165°N 70.29585°W / 43.67165; -70.29585Coordinates: 43°40′18″N 70°17′45″W / 43.67165°N 70.29585°W / 43.67165; -70.29585
District Portland Public Schools
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Campus Suburban
Colors Purple and White
Mascot Rams

Deering High School (DHS) is a public high school in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. 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.[1]

It is one of the three public high schools located in the City of Portland, the others being Portland High School and Casco Bay High School.

Deering High School was established in 1874 after Deering, Maine seceded from Westbrook, Maine in 1871. The first Deering High School building eventually became Longfellow Elementary.[2] The second building was completed in 1889. It burned down 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 is believed to be the first Arabic language course in Maine public schools.[3]


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.[4]

The Deering High School and Portland High School football teams have played each other each Thanksgiving since 1911, except for 1920.[5]

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  4. ^ DHS Wins Class A Boys' State Basketball Championship Portland Schools, March 6, 2012
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