It is a pleasure to serve the communities of SAU 50 with a talented staff dedicated to excellence in education and the success of all students. In SAU 50, we strive to create a personalized learning environment for all students. Strong schools are an important part of vibrant communities, and as a school system, we value dynamic partnerships with parents and all stakeholders.

The philosophy of schools within SAU 50 is:

To endeavor to meet the needs of students of various levels of potential and ability in order to develop in those students academic and social skills, confidence, flexibility, and independence of thought and action." **


Please visit our website often for information on our schools, including upcoming events. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions and additional information.

Here is some general background about our schools. For more detailed information please visit each school’s website!

Greenland Central School is a K-8 facility with a student enrollment of close to 400. The school features full-time kindergarten, self-contained classrooms in grades 1-4, and a middle school philosophy and program for grades 5-8.  Students in grades 9-12 attend Portsmouth High School.

Newington Public School houses about 50 students in grades K-6.  Students in grades 7-8 attend Portsmouth Middle School; students in grades 9-12 attend Portsmouth High School.

Maude H. Trefethen School in New Castle houses about 20 students in grades K-5.  Students in grades 6-8 attend either Portsmouth Middle School or Rye Junior High School.

Rye Elementary School houses a K-4 academic program with an enrollment of close to 200 students.

Rye Junior High School has an enrollment of close to 200 students. Rye Junior High demonstrates a commitment to the middle school concept, which emphasizes positive student / teacher relationships and responds to the interests and needs of young adolescents. Rye students in grades 9-12 attend Portsmouth High School.

Once again, thank you for visiting our website.

Stephen Zadravec, Superintendent of Schools, SAU 50

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