LISBON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
19 Gartley Street, Lisbon, ME 04250
Superintendent: Richard Green
Tel. 207.353.6711 / Fax 207.353.3032
Lisbon, nestled in the picturesque corridor along the Androscoggin River is a proud community of a diversified population base. The town, settled in 1628, was second to Lewiston with manufacturing opportunities. Today, town people from all walks of life, pride themselves on their community and its students’ accomplishments. Lisbon public schools are located in the third largest community of the fourteen counties in Androscoggin County. The LISBON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT is comprised of four separate school campus locations: Lisbon Community School, 33 Mill Street, Lisbon; Philip W. Sugg Middle School, 4 Sugg Drive, Lisbon Falls; and Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive, Lisbon Falls. The Lisbon School Department Central Office, and the office of the Superintendent, are conveniently located off Route 196 at 19 Gartley Street in Lisbon. Alternative Education and Adult Education classes are offered at 19 Gartley Road.
Lisbon Community School has an enrollment of 606 students with a staff of 107. The elementary school built in 2004 offers a morning and afternoon pre-kindergarten program, an all day kindergarten and classroom instructions through grade 5. Teacher ratio averages 20:1. The state-of the-art facility features an extensive library with over 24,000 titles, computer lab, and foreign language instruction, a regulation size gymnasium complete with a rock climbing wall, a Discovery Room for Science, a Multi-Media Room and a multi-functional Cafetorium. Student co-curricular clubs include the Junior Volunteer Program, Civil Rights Team, Drama Club, a Civil Rights Team, Chess Club, Student Council, Band, Chorus, Strings, and a Math Club.
Philip W. Sugg Middle School’s enrollment is 291 students with a staff of 45. The school shares the campus behind Lisbon High School and provides instruction to students grades six through eight. Teacher ratio averages 25:1. Middle school students participate in the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) program. Laptops provide students in the seventh and eight grades unlimited learning opportunities with technology interrogation by learning multi-media applications and creating digital video stories. Teachers and students build technology driven projects connecting content areas of learning. Sixth grade students were also provided laptops this year making PWS students 1:1 with computer networks. Co-curricular activities include Art Club, Civil Rights Team, Basketball, Wrestling, Track & Field, Student Council, Baseball, Chess Club, Soccer, Softball, Winter Cheering, Yearbook Committee and the Junior Volunteer Program.
Lisbon High School student population is 441 and supports a staff of 73. The school building recently refurbished the main entrance area, classrooms, art rooms, wellness and fitness areas, conference rooms and offices. Students are offered numerous opportunities for enhancing their educational experience through technology with the Virtual High School. VHS provides students with advanced placement (AP) and enrichment courses. LHS has partnered with The Lewiston Regional Technical Center (LRTC) providing students with an off-campus experience of specialized contact areas of construction, culinary arts, and more. Over 30 students currently participate in the program. Over 90% of LHS graduates pursue a post-secondary education and/or join the armed services. Outside the classroom offerings, students have numerous opportunities to participate in co-curricular events including Art Club, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Community Service Club, Civil Rights Team, Drama, Football, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Math Team, Outing Club, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Science Olympiad, Soccer, Softball, Student Council, Technology Club, Tennis, Track, Wrestling, and the Young Adult Volunteer Program. LHS staff and students exude Greyhound Pride on and off the playing field.
Lisbon School Department personnel pride themselves on concentrating efforts and working together to establish connections in the community. Over 800 trained volunteers have assisted as book buddies, tutors, classroom aides, on field trips, with home projects, baking and numerous other capacities. Thanks to the parent organizations, our partnerships with local businesses in the Lisbon and surrounding communities, our students and their families have opportunities for family-oriented events throughout each school year.
Alternative Education and Adult Education classes in Lisbon provide a progressive learning environment in a non-traditional classroom environment and setting. Course offerings are geared to the needs of the student and guidance is provided by stakeholders in education committed to student success.
Last year the cost per Lisbon student was $8875 for Elementary students and $9806 for Secondary students.