Congratulations to Winthrop/Monmouth Football Team
The Maine Principals' Association awarded the 2015 South, Class D Sportsmanship Award  to Coach St. Hillaire and his 2015 football team. This is a tremendous honor. The banner will be proudly displayed for years to come. Thank you, players, for bringing it home. 

Writing Collaboration

Winthrop Grade School students in Mrs. Lucas' class  under the direction of student teacher, Katherine Spahr, just finished their unit of study on  informational texts.  The fourth grade students presented their final report projects on topics of their choices to Winthrop High School students.  This was a great experience for both the grade school and high school students that resulted in a very meaningful exchange of great information. 

The Winthrop Alternative School is Now OPEN!!!  WHS teacher Jay Franzel, and Todd Park, local artist and long time educator, are the teachers at the newly opened Winthrop Alternative School. Both teachers bring a lot to the students they serve. One of Jay's many talents is writing. One of his stories, “The Blues Museum,” won the Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest. Also, Jay’s poem, “The Cage,” recently won Honorable Mention in the 2015 Belfast Poetry Festival poetry contest.  Local artist, Todd Park, brings a great deal of creativity and accessibility to learning. Both Jay and Todd are committed to the arts as part of their students’ programming.  The Alternative Program serves students in grades 8-12 and is located in the building adjacent to the tennis courts. For more information, please contact the MS or HS guidance counselor or principal.


Tip Off Tourney is Gearing Up...

The 2016 Tip Off Tournament schedule is up and players and coaches are gearing up for a great couple of days of pre-season basketball. For the game schedule, please click the image (left). Senior parents and students are urged help to fundraise for the Class of 2016 Project Graduation. Please contact Sarah: smclaughlin@winthropschools for more information.

Children of Winthrop Christmas Angel Program
Please click on the image to the left to learn more about how WPS and Camden National Bank, and YOU can help to make this a special holiday season for children and families in need.

Winthrop Outscores the Competition in a 
Big Way on the 2015 SBAC Test

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 Note: because of the high opt-out rate for this test and the limited number of people achieving by category, the state will not post public figures for these tests.
Winthrop Public Schools' Strategic Plan 

On December 3, 2014, the Winthrop Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. On January 5, 2015, the Plan was  presented to the Winthrop Town Council for their review. A copy of The Plan follows and will be used as a framework for the development of our upcoming FY16 budget.

Strategic Plan – Parts I and II

Strategic Plan – Appendices A-D

Mission Statement

The Winthrop Public School Communities’ mission is to create a solid foundation 

for students that allows them the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to 

achieve success in a global world.

Winthrop Public Schools Rated by Niche as One of the Best in the US

The Niche rankings focus on the overall student experience at all schools (nationwide) in developing their "Best Schools" list. The Winthrop Maine Public Schools earned an overall grade of B+ in the 2015 Rankings. Academics, health and safety, teachers, student culture and diversity are all aspects of the analysis. 

 A high ranking in Overall Experience generally                                                                                 indicates that:
  • Students are very happy with their experiences in all aspects, including academics, teachers, health and safety, resources, facilities, extra-curricular activities, sports and fitness.
  • The school is an exceptional academic institution in terms of teachers, students, resources for learning, and student outcomes.
  • The school is made up of a diverse population and fosters an accepting, positive school culture.
  • Students are actively involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities and sports the school offers.
Supporting statistics include an Average Graduation Rate of 92%; Reading Proficiency at 83%; Math Proficiency at 72%; a High School Dropout Rate of 1.2% and a Student Ratio of 13:1.

Niche is transforming the way people make big, life decisions. By providing reviews and insight from everyday experts, they make choosing a neighborhood, college or K-12 school a more transparent process. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, Niche has grown into one of the largest content startups in the country and provides deep insight into big life decisions. Every year, they help millions of people find their niche and thrive within it.

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Newsweek's 2014 Top HS List
It is with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I am able to announce that Winthrop High School has been named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's Top High Schools for 2014. 

This is a terrific honor for Principal Morin, his staff, as well as for the staff members of the Grade School and Middle School, all of whom had a strong hand in the preparation process of the students at our high school. 

This is the second recognition for the high school, having been named one of America's Best High 
Schools in 2012 by US News and World Report.  

Mr. Gary Rosenthal, Winthrop Schools Superintendent

Crosby, Craig. "Winthrop High School Wins Praise". Kennebec Journal 21 Sept. 2014: 1.

" . . . the two towns in AOS97...Winthrop and Fayette . . . had the highest-performing schools in central Maine . . . "
- Kennebec Journal, May 2, 2013

WPS Accolades...

The Winthrop Public School system admires hard work, dedication to excellence and achievement. Please enjoy the accolades of our 
academics, athletics, and staff. 


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