Superintendent Rosenthal and the Board of Education would like to thank the Winthrop community for their support of the 2016-2017 budget which passed 701-121, the highest support percentage in over 40 years. Your assistance in helping us move from the best district in central Maine to the best in the state is very much appreciated. To link to the Kennebec Journal article, please click the image to the left.
Winthrop Public Schools are closed for summer recess.
The Superintendent's offices will be open throughout the summer from 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday through Thursday; the offices will be closed on Fridays. To see the 2016-17 school calendar, please click HERE.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016. Once a Rambler...always a Rambler... Ramble on...
Congratulations and thanks to our respected educators!
On behalf of the Winthrop Public Schools' Board of Education,
Ms. Virginia Geyer presented awards and thanks for service to four deserving Winthrop Educators.
Your students, your community and your colleagues will miss you and all the expertise you have brought to teaching profession.
Bailey Public Library is turning 100!!! The Winthrop Public Schools are happy to be a part of the celebration. Students at the grade school, middle school and high school have been reading A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord which is Winthrop's Community Read. There are several events that have been planned around this book to help Bailey celebrate its 100th birthday. To get more information on how you, too, can get involved, please click the link HERE. Happy birthday, Bailey Public Library from all of your friends at Winthrop Public Schools! Winthrop Public Schools' Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model
The Winthrop Public Schools' Teacher Evaluation plan was approved by the Maine Department of Education. This validates the work that the district's evaluation team has done over the past two to three years with regard to intensive training and implementation of the strategies associated with the Marzano model. This is a huge landmark for our district, especially given that we are one of the first wave of schools to have our plan approved by the DOE. While there is still more work to do, it is good to know that the framework of our evaluation model is in place and that we continue to move forward with regard to full implementation. To see the details of the plan, please click the image to the left.
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
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.
Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
17A Highland Avenue
Winthrop, Maine 04364
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Winthrop Public Schools Rated by Niche as One of the Best in the US
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.
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Winthrop Public Schools District Calendar of Events
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
The Winthrop Public School system admires hard work, dedication to excellence and achievement. Please enjoy the accolades of our academics, athletics, and staff.