Welcome to Yarmouth Schools
Yarmouth Schools serve just over 1600 students in kindergarten through Grade 12 in the beautiful New England town of Yarmouth, Maine. Located ten miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Yarmouth is one of the more picturesque, yet accessible, communities north of Boston. Performance indicators of every type point to the Yarmouth schools being among the finest in New England, both on the academic scale and in terms of our co-curricular and community service offerings. Highly qualified staff, motivated students, and engaged parents are our greatest resources, complemented by significant instructional technology, community investment in education, and well-maintained, updated facilities. Our mission, “Empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world” directs our work each day, and we strive to send our graduates into the world ready to learn, work, and contribute positively in a dynamic society. For more information about our schools, please browse our website, or call 207.846.5586.

Community Updates 2015-2016
A few notes of interest are shared in our quarterly updates:
Winter Update 2015-16 
Fall Update 2015 

We are pleased to release our 2016 Annual Report, with information about the successes at each school from the past year.  This report also presents financial information to assist residents in understanding the school budget. 

From our Superintendent

I am pleased to welcome you to our district website.  I hope you will find the information here to be helpful as you learn more about our schools and programs. 

From the first day of school in September, it is our intent to hit the ground running for another highly successful year, helping each student reach his or her potential in the classroom, on the stage, on the fields of play, and in the community. Our mission, “Empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world”, is a challenging task, and one we approach with an appropriate blend of demand, support, compassion, and fun. 

As we attempt to meet the needs of each student, we realize that our mission cannot be fully accomplished without the support of our students’ families and the larger community. Working together, we can provide the experiences and opportunities that will assist each student to demonstrate growth. I look forward to working with each of you to continue the tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with the Yarmouth School Department.
Andrew R. Dolloff, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
News and Announcements
  • School Times Adjusted for 2016-2017 On May 26, the Yarmouth School Committee approved the change of school day start and end times beginning with the  2016-17 school year. The new daily schedule will be ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2016, 8:21 AM by Laurie Brigham
  • Morgan Cuthbert Named Cumberland County Teacher of the Year YARMOUTH — It makes sense that Morgan Cuthbert was named Cumberland County Teacher of the Year last week.“It’s natural and logical,” Frank Harrison Middle School Principal Bruce Brann said ...
    Posted May 23, 2016, 7:30 AM by Laurie Brigham
  • '16 Young Athletes Festival '16 Young Athletes FestivalOur 8th grade students and teachers hosted the annual Young Athletes Festival on May 13th. This special event was created by Meredith Hawkins, YHS senior, during ...
    Posted May 23, 2016, 12:03 PM by Laurie Brigham
  • 4th Graders Release Salmon into Royal River Stream Fourth graders completed a life science unit that started with salmon eggs in an indoor tank by releasing the baby "fry" into a stream that feeds into the Royal River ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 8:38 AM by Laurie Brigham
  • School Committee to hold workshop on School Start Times On April 28 the Yarmouth School Committee received a report from the Start Times Task Force, recommending that Yarmouth Schools adopt later start times for the 2016-2017 school year ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 9:04 AM by Andrew Dolloff
  • Google Expeditions Visit This week students at YES had a chance to experience a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2016, 6:28 AM by Laurie Brigham
  • Colonial Craft Day                                                                                         Our 5th graders had a chance to experience life as colonial students during this engaging celebration of learning. They dressed in the clothing of this time period and tackled the ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2016, 12:15 PM by Laurie Brigham
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Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Development

On May 5, the Yarmouth Town Council adopted a school budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that now must be approved by the voters in a state-mandated, two-step voting process.  
1.  Citizens are first invited to attend the Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Harrison Middle School to vote on each of the articles of the budget.  
2.  Voters are then provided the opportunity to cast a ballot in a town-wide referendum to approve the budget as set by the Town Meeting. 
The referendum will be held on June 14, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Robert W. Boyd AmVets Hall. Please read this overview of data for the proposed budget.  The accompanying slide show provides a quick overview of this year's proposed adjustments.  Please access our Business Office page for more information on public meetings as well as a copy of the current (FY16) School Budget.

Our Strategic Plan
Vision 2020:  Planning for Student Success

In May, 2015, the School Committee approved the work of the Strategic Planning Team, resulting in adoption of "Vision 2020: Planning for Student Success", a five-year plan for the Yarmouth Schools.  We invite you to read through this document to see what we will be working on between now and the end of the 2020 school year.

Each year, the Superintendent of Schools will update the School Committee as to the district's progress toward meeting the goals of Vision 2020.  Updates will be posted here for public review.

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Yarmouth School District
William H. Rowe School
Yarmouth Elementary School
Frank H. Harrison Middle School
Yarmouth High School