Top 10 Best Maine Public Schools (2024)

Maine is the #43 largest school system in the United States, serving 168,497 students across the 602 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 157 private schools, serving 18,724 students). 90% of all K-12 students in Maine are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Maine is 81%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 84%.
Minority enrollment is 13% (majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(ME) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
4%
White
87%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Maine.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Maine (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Pond Cove Elementary School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
12 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-7339
Rank: #22.
Falmouth Middle School
(Math: 97% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
52 Woodville Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 781-3740
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-8
14 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-8176
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Yarmouth Elementary School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-4
121 Mccartney Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-3391
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Dedham School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
2065 Main Road
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 843-6498
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Lamoine Consolidated School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
53 Lamoine Beach Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-8578
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Lincolnville Central School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
523 Hope Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849
(207) 763-3366
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Manchester Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
17 School St.
Manchester, ME 04351
(207) 622-2949
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Mapleton Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
1642 Main St
Mapleton, ME 04757
(207) 764-1589
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Mt Desert Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
8 Joy Road
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 276-3348

Best Maine Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
100
38,229
20%
53
15,881
8%
21
4,274
6%
31
8,122
7%
69
19,279
10%
27
3,996
7%
61
24,309
10%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Maine?
The top ranked public schools in Maine include Pond Cove Elementary School, Falmouth Middle School and Cape Elizabeth Middle School.
How many public schools are located in Maine?
602 public schools are located in Maine.
What percentage of students in Maine go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Maine are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Maine?
Minority enrollment in Maine is 13% (majority Black and Hispanic)

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