All of us at Winthrop Public Schools wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season.
Please check out the district calendar at the bottom of this page and get involved in all that is going on in the Winthrop Public Schools. Our administrators, teachers, and students are busy, and we would love for you to join us in all that we are doing in our schools and in our very supportive community.
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
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.