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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Maine School Districts by City
Number Of Students 180,712
Number Of Maine Schools 615
Number Of Maine School Districts 212
Spending Per Student $14,452

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.2752729842335
4th Grade 52.0589056054673
5th Grade 51.4761739853059
6th Grade 46.5542219350823
7th Grade 47.692655202565
8th Grade 47.6955901909242
11th Grade 58.3934611720995

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.9077245882625
4th Grade 41.6142565472232
5th Grade 38.807678449472
6th Grade 34.9561906322471
7th Grade 40.852611479017
8th Grade 36.0737256916727
11th Grade 35.6580413572767

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 92.6% 52.0%
Black 3.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.5% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 45.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.8% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 16.4% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.22
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Maine Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,329,328 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 43 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 4.9% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 17.4% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 29.2% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 30.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 17.6% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 553,284 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.6% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.4% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.3% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.4% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.3% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,569 $1,367,857,470 52.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $887 $160,206,783 6.1%
Staff $629 $113,649,288 4.4%
General Administration $427 $77,216,109 3.0%
School Administration $718 $129,687,455 5.0%
Operation $1,409 $254,681,417 9.8%
Transportation $678 $122,436,734 4.7%
Other $161 $29,114,759 1.1%
Total Support $4,908 $886,985,768 34.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,975 $356,872,267 13.7%
Total Expenditures $14,452 $2,611,727,652 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%