Maine Schools

  • MAINE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 23 STATE HOUSE STATION
  • AUGUSTA, ME 4333
  • (207) 624-6600
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Maine, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Maine School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate79.1%19
Dropout Rate4.4%30
Per Pupil Spending$12,60310
Students Per Teacher12.15
Number of Schools67041
Number of Students192,93541
Number of (FTE) Teachers15,91239

Maine Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment192,93512.1
Prekindergarten Students2,89331.8
Kindergarten Students13,47517.1
1st Grade Students13,567-
2nd Grade Students13,813-
3rd Grade Students13,812-
4th Grade Students13,860-
5th Grade Students14,185-
6th Grade Students14,309-
7th Grade Students14,524-
8th Grade Students14,886-
9th Grade Students15,980-
10th Grade Students15,918-
11th Grade Students16,290-
12th Grade Students15,423-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers15,91212.1
Prekindergarten Teachers9131.8
Kindergarten Teachers78817.1
Elementary Teachers10,002-
Secondary Teachers5,031-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes-1.0
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides5,900
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors293
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors606
Elementary303
Secondary282
Other21
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians247
Library Support Staff368
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff13,133
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators676
LEA Administrative Support Staff1,170
School Administrators1,194
School Administrative Support Staff1,677
Student Support Services1,721
Other Support Services Staff6,695

Maine State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$2,601,562,891-
Total Local Revenues$1,197,468,75646.0%
Property Tax$484,486,99618.6%
Non-Property Tax$37,1010.00%
Local Government Property Tax$637,275,62424.5%
Local Government Non-Property Tax$299,2580.01%
Individual Tuition$5,685,8020.2%
Tuition From LEAs$61,320,4452.4%
Individual Transportation Fees$47,5760.00%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$2,104,6580.08%
Earnings on Investments$5,519,9130.2%
Food Service$38,695,3211.5%
Student Activities$1,385,4400.05%
Textbooks$110,0970.00%
Summer School$188,2310.01%
Other Revenues$23,737,3970.9%
Intermediate Revenues$1,726,3360.07%
Total State Revenues$1,168,948,95744.9%
Total Federal Revenues$233,418,8429.0%
Direct Grants$12,799,1490.5%
Revenues Through State$212,044,1588.2%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies$2,593,1150.10%
Other Sources$5,982,4200.2%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$2,308,070,836-
Total Instructional Expenditures$1,478,788,08264.1%
Salaries$921,456,15039.9%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$630,055,33927.3%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$156,342,5506.8%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$15,521,1470.7%
Teacher Salaries - Other$15,024,3740.7%
Employee Benefits$375,231,07516.3%
Purchased Services$52,596,4502.3%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$82,634,1363.6%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$114,731,0525.0%
Supplies$40,939,6950.3%
Property$5,930,5760.3%
Other--
Textbooks$8,781,7090.4%
Salaries$354,698,45215.4%
Student Support$61,028,8532.6%
Instructional Staff Support$57,812,5782.5%
General Administration Support$20,854,2310.9%
School Administration Support$84,156,0873.6%
Operation & Maintenance Support$71,006,6353.1%
Student Transportation Support$41,175,9661.8%
Other Support$18,664,1020.8%
Employee Benefits$138,318,1226.0%
Student Support$25,536,2911.1%
Instructional Staff Support$23,934,8131.0%
General Administration Support$8,814,3380.4%
School Administration Support$33,197,3091.4%
Operation & Maintenance Support$25,698,8811.1%
Student Transportation Support$16,466,8050.7%
Other Support$4,669,6850.2%
Purchased Services$144,427,1056.3%
Student Support$11,341,3320.5%
Instructional Staff Support$10,649,1660.5%
General Administration Support$12,157,6700.5%
School Administration Support$5,800,6370.3%
Operation & Maintenance Support$67,579,6152.9%
Student Transportation Support$26,080,1691.1%
Other Support$10,818,5160.5%
Supplies$107,460,4724.7%
Student Support$5,596,4820.2%
Instructional Staff Support$5,157,9050.2%
General Administration Support$1,279,8670.06%
School Administration Support$2,170,8490.09%
Operation & Maintenance Support$74,150,4393.2%
Student Transportation Support$18,105,1500.8%
Other Support$999,7800.04%
Property$22,897,1761.0%
Student Support$6,682,1790.3%
Instructional Staff Support$6,168,0120.3%
General Administration Support$731,2690.03%
School Administration Support$300,5750.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$3,418,7890.1%
Student Transportation Support$4,965,2880.2%
Other Support$631,0640.03%
Other$8,116,4980.4%
Student Support$505,4730.02%
Instructional Staff Support$478,1010.02%
General Administration Support$766,7900.03%
School Administration Support$1,004,6690.04%
Operation & Maintenance Support$503,3770.02%
Student Transportation Support$3,328,2580.1%
Other Support$1,529,8300.07%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$76,262,1053.3%
Food Services$76,194,0873.3%
Salaries$28,281,0341.2%
Employee Benefits$10,007,2560.4%
Purchased Services$4,847,5080.2%
Supplies$32,496,2591.4%
Property--
Other$562,0300.02%
Enterprise$68,0180.00%
Salaries$61,5290.00%
Employee Benefits$4,9380.00%
Purchased Services$8080.00%
Supplies$7430.00%
Property--
Other--

Maine State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total 79.1%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 73
Asian 234
Hispanic 129
Black 285
White 13,629
Total 14,350
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian 1
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black 1
White 59
Total 61
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 23
Asian 8
Hispanic 31
Black 30
White 726
Total 855
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 92131.4%
Grade 104002.6%
Grade 117044.7%
Grade 121,3258.8%
Grades 9-12 Total2,6424.4%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian15.8%
Asian63.7%
Hispanic37.0%
Black65.4%
White1974.3%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male1,5184.9%
Female1,1243.9%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Acton225610.4-
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Alexander2598.6-
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Anson238011.5$26,875
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Arundel225412.8-
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Ashland231310.7-
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Auburn123,51711.6$35,652
6 Reviews
Augusta102,38612.1$29,921
Not Yet Rated
Baileyville237910.7-
1 Reviews
Bangor173,86313.1$29,740
6 Reviews
Bath71,58711.5$36,372
Not Yet Rated
Belfast61,47711.7$32,400
Not Yet Rated
Belgrade230213.4-
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Berwick41,31113.1$30,294
2 Reviews
Bethel478412.6-
Not Yet Rated
Biddeford82,68311.5$34,976
2 Reviews
Bingham32299.3$26,500
2 Reviews
Blue Hill42158.2-
Not Yet Rated
Boothbay Harbor263911.1$31,201
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Brewer71,70213.5$36,949
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Bridgton22959.5$31,115
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Brunswick92,75711.5$38,036
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Bryant Pond28210.4-
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Bucksport61,01610.2$34,402
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Buxton61,43313.3-
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Calais363711.1$24,623
2 Reviews
Camden338211.2$39,891
Not Yet Rated
Cape Elizabeth61,70212.6-
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Caribou61,48111.3$29,485
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Carmel245613.4-
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Casco20--
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Charleston2662.5-
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Chelsea32378.9-
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Cornish26811.9-
1 Reviews
Cornville29611.3-
Not Yet Rated
Cumberland41,85012.6-
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Deer Isle23638.4-
1 Reviews
Dexter684710.1$23,779
Not Yet Rated
Dixfield356211.3$36,629
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Dover-Foxcroft368213.3$28,929
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East Corinth388014.2-
2 Reviews
East Machias218613.0-
4 Reviews
East Millinocket23239.4$31,767
Not Yet Rated
East Waterboro21,33313.9-
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Easton22149.7-
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Eastport221610.5$23,488
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Edgecomb310710.3-
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Eliot388412.3-
2 Reviews
Ellsworth71,33310.6$35,938
Not Yet Rated
Fairfield41,34913.1$31,303
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Falmouth72,14110.7-
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Farmingdale255010.3$35,240
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Farmington51,78611.8$22,130
1 Reviews
Fort Fairfield354810.8$23,942
4 Reviews
Fort Kent274911.1$20,914
2 Reviews
Freeport81,21311.4$34,591
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Frenchville21558.3-
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Fryeburg450210.2$33,125
1 Reviews
Gardiner41,62112.7$35,103
Not Yet Rated
Gorham52,62913.6$40,368
2 Reviews
Gray41,36112.0-
1 Reviews
Greenville225212.0$27,656
Not Yet Rated
Guilford557811.9$27,596
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Hampden41,64813.1$53,333
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Harpswell217111.3-
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Harrington238111.7-
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Hartland240611.9$28,587
1 Reviews
Hebron212212.7-
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Hermon41,16013.1-
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Hiram399511.9-
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Hodgdon252211.2-
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Holden245612.5-
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Hope215310.9-
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Houlton61,23111.4$25,162
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Howland23199.3$28,261
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Jay378911.5-
4 Reviews
Jonesport222710.1-
2 Reviews
Kennebunk62,02711.6$49,015
Not Yet Rated
Kittery364210.1$40,510
1 Reviews
Lee210710.7-
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Leeds220312.0-
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Lewiston134,96313.3$29,191
3 Reviews
Liberty2959.7-
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Limestone241011.2$33,600
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Lincoln51,20911.4$25,728
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Lisbon258211.9-
1 Reviews
Lisbon Falls366611.7$39,224
1 Reviews
Litchfield238211.0-
Not Yet Rated
Livermore Falls253911.8$27,759
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Machias445710.3$21,250
2 Reviews
Madawaska258811.6$30,605
Not Yet Rated
Madison382611.6$27,250
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Mars Hill246113.1-
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Mexico36157.3$26,413
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Millinocket354111.3$29,337
6 Reviews
Milo357011.9$23,870
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Monmouth373610.6-
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Naples41,55310.0-
1 Reviews
New Gloucester455415.1-
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Newport31,39013.6$26,793
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Nobleboro213910.5-
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Norridgewock237611.6$31,458
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North Anson228510.4-
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North Berwick21,25110.8$39,931
1 Reviews
Norway24077.2$24,781
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Oakland41,90213.5$32,700
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Old Orchard Beach385711.2$36,568
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Old Town41,36411.4$29,886
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Orono373110.2$30,262
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Orrington239813.7-
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Oxford234612.0$38,000
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Peaks Island2578.3-
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Pittsfield567613.5$32,941
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Poland41,06410.6-
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Portland266,91611.8$35,650
9 Reviews
Presque Isle81,78413.2$29,325
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Princeton211210.2-
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Raymond346711.5-
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Readfield396310.3-
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Richmond355311.2$33,750
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Rockland61,0848.5$30,209
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Rockport31,02610.8-
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Rumford47929.7$24,938
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Sabattus398311.7-
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Saco82,02913.3$45,105
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Sanford82,82512.5$29,881
1 Reviews
Scarborough93,36813.0$46,705
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Searsport356010.6$27,222
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Sedgwick39810.3-
1 Reviews
Sidney235313.7-
Not Yet Rated
Skowhegan72,10711.7$26,726
2 Reviews
South Berwick51,54512.6-
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South China347212.7-
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South Paris41,94215.4$27,569
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South Portland133,15711.1$42,770
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Stacyville24189.9-
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Standish41,72112.9-
4 Reviews
Steep Falls210910.5-
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Sullivan25608.6-
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Sumner233110.8-
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Swanville2787.3-
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Thomaston36418.8$30,549
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Thorndike31,07112.8-
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Topsham42,13110.9$45,634
1 Reviews
Turner51,45311.8-
1 Reviews
Union22669.9-
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Van Buren435310.4$19,441
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Waldoboro31,23111.9$25,682
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Washburn237112.1-
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Waterboro21,09313.4-
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Waterville71,86911.4$26,816
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Wells31,39611.2-
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West Baldwin28814.2-
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West Bath213811.4-
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West Paris212310.4-
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Westbrook82,43910.5$37,873
2 Reviews
Wilton433111.8$31,161
1 Reviews
Windham62,92714.1-
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Winslow41,36211.7$39,580
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Winterport243210.9$35,000
2 Reviews
Winthrop382710.9$38,403
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Wiscasset56598.5$30,341
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Woolwich232413.1-
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Yarmouth51,38712.2$51,271
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York61,89512.3-
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