Title

Reiche Community School in Portland was built in 1973 as an open-plan school, wi

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

1-30-1997

Pages

1, 8-11

Abstract

Reiche Community School in Portland was built in 1973 as an open-plan school, without walls between its classrooms. A number of schools were built throughout Maine in the early 1970s as open-plan facilities, with many communities choosing the experimental setup because it cost less than building traditional classrooms. Many of those schools walled up their open classrooms, but Reiche could not be closed off. The U.S. Department of Education in 1992 named Reiche a Blue Ribbon School, and many of the students feel the school is unique. Reiche has a disproportionate number of poor kids, but the students continually perform at or above the level expected for a school with its demographics. Details.

Subjects

Schools -- Portland -- Reiche School

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