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!


To learn more about Pertussis/Whooping Cough from Nurse Rachael, please click on the image to the left and to view the fact sheet from the State of Maine, please click the image below.

Thanks to our Winthrop PTA for Teacher Appreciation Lunch

During Teacher Appreciation Week, our PTA members prepared delicious meals for all faculty and staff at the Winthrop Grade School, Winthrop Middle School, and Winthrop High School. We were treated to some amazing dishes, some sweet desserts, and even some door prizes.  The time and thought that went into this delicious luncheon are so appreciated.  We are so happy to be Ramblers-- and our PTA gives us, yet, one more reason to say: "We are proud to be Ramblers. Yes, we are."

 School Budget 2017
 To view the Fiscal Year 2017 School Budget information, please go to the
 budget information page by clicking the image to the left.  Thank you for
 supporting the Winthrop Public Schools.

       WMS End of the School Year Celebration--Academic        and Award Recognition Event will be on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30pm.

Words of Wisdom... 
If you would like to contribute to the "Words of Wisdom" booklet which will be given to seniors the day before graduation, please write your advice to the graduating class and send to Meg Antonucci on or before June 3, 2016.  You can send your attachment to meganton@roadrunner.com or call 207.377.6848.

2017 Day of Caring... Winthrop students in grades 8 through 12 
 spent the day on Tuesday, May 10, working in our community and helping our neighbors.  We thank all of our generous sponsors for a great day!

 Congratulations WHS Top Ten Graduating Seniors Class of 2016
Left to right: Julie McConnell, Alison Berube, Jess Tozer, Kennedy Connor, Tyler Nussinow (Valedictorian), 
Emma Conrad (Salutatorian), Jada Choate, Olivia Audet, Celeste Hannum, and Dustin Tripp

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 see the image to the left.
Winthrop Outscores the Competition in a 
Big Way on the 2015 SBAC Test

Click the images below to see in full size.

 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.


Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
17A Highland Avenue
Winthrop, Maine 04364
Questions? Concerns? Click HERE to ask.

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.

Winthrop Public Schools District Calendar of Events

District Calendar of Events

DOE Dispatches

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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