Maine
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Maine Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Maine School Districts by City
Number Of Students 180,923
Number Of Maine Schools 608
Number Of Maine School Districts 266
Spending Per Student $14,502

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
4th Grade 50.6216178080459
8th Grade 47.4074143910226
10th Grade 59.0025298705994

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
4th Grade 42.9245487652502
8th Grade 36.2797861217977
10th Grade 35.9281077408498

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 92.4% 51.5%
Black 3.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 2.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.5% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.1% 47.6%
English Language Learners 2.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 16.7% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.25
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Maine Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,331,479 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 43 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 4.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 17.2% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 29.1% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 30.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 18.2% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 551,109 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.2% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.9% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.3% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.0% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.2% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.7% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.8% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 12.7% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,565 $1,368,713,110 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $886 $160,360,839 6.1%
Staff $628 $113,679,431 4.3%
General Administration $430 $77,849,493 3.0%
School Administration $717 $129,721,269 4.9%
Operation $1,408 $254,794,387 9.7%
Transportation $681 $123,274,970 4.7%
Other $161 $29,217,394 1.1%
Total Support $4,913 $888,891,548 33.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,024 $366,152,423 14.0%
Total Expenditures $14,502 $2,623,769,134 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%