Top 10 Best Kennebec County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 53 public schools serving 15,881 students in Kennebec County, ME (there are 12 private schools, serving 1,698 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Kennebec County, ME are educated in public schools (compared to the ME state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Kennebec County, ME are Manchester Elementary School, Belgrade Central School and Windsor Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kennebec County, ME public schools have an average math proficiency score of 82% (versus the Maine public school average of 81%), and reading proficiency score of 84% (versus the 84% statewide average). Schools in Kennebec County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Maine public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Maine public school average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Kennebec County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Manchester Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
17 School St.
Manchester, ME 04351
(207) 622-2949
Grades: PK-5
| 174 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Belgrade Central School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
158 Depot Road
Belgrade, ME 04917
(207) 495-2321
Grades: PK-5
| 245 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Windsor Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
366 Ridge Road
Windsor, ME 04363
(207) 445-2356
Grades: PK-8
| 308 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Winthrop Middle School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 Rambler Road
Winthrop, ME 04364
(207) 377-2249
Grades: 6-8
| 208 students
Rank: #55.
James H Bean School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2896 Middle Road
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 547-3395
Grades: PK-5
| 266 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Maine Arts School
Charter School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11 Goldenrod Lane
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 618-8908
Grades: 9-12
| 213 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Winthrop High School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
211 Rambler Road
Winthrop, ME 04364
(207) 377-2228
Grades: 9-12
| 229 students
Rank: #88.
Williams Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
55 Pleasant Street
Oakland, ME 04963
(207) 465-2965
Grades: 3-5
| 217 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
China Primary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
763 Lakeview Drive
China Village, ME 04926
(207) 445-1550
Grades: PK-4
| 237 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Gardiner Regional Middle School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
161 Cobbossee Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-1326
Grades: 6-8
| 446 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Hall-dale Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
26 Garden Lane
Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 623-8677
Grades: PK-4
| 282 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Maine Virtual Academy
Charter School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6 East Chestnut Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 613-8900
Grades: 7-12
| 437 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Messalonskee High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
131 Messalonskee High Drive
Oakland, ME 04963
(207) 465-7381
Grades: 9-12
| 751 students
Rank: #9 - 149. - 14.
Winthrop Grade School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
23 Highland Ave
Winthrop, ME 04364
(207) 377-2241
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #1515.
Maranacook Community Middle School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 Millard Harrison Drive
Readfield, ME 04355
(207) 685-3128
Grades: 6-8
| 303 students
Rank: #1616.
Hall-dale Middle And High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
97 Maple St
Farmingdale, ME 04344
(207) 622-6211
Grades: 5-12
| 532 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Gardiner Area High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
40 West Hill Road
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-3150
Grades: 9-12
| 622 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Helen Thompson School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
309 Spears Corner Road
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 724-3930
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Readfield Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
84 South Road
Readfield, ME 04355
(207) 685-4406
Grades: PK-5
| 197 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Winslow High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
20 Danielson St
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 872-1990
Grades: 9-12
| 388 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Chelsea Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
566 Togus Road
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 582-2214
Grades: PK-8
| 279 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Lillian Parks Hussey School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12 Gedney Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2461
Grades: K-6
| 260 students
Rank: #2323.
Messalonskee Middle School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
33 School Bus Drive
Oakland, ME 04963
(207) 465-2167
Grades: 6-8
| 478 students
Rank: #2424.
Monmouth Memorial School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
130 Academy Rd
Monmouth, ME 04259
(207) 933-9002
Grades: PK-8
| 396 students
Rank: #2525.
Maranacook Community High School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2250 Millard Harrison Drive
Readfield, ME 04355
(207) 685-4923
Grades: 9-12
| 364 students
Rank: #2626.
China Middle School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
773 Lakeview Drive
China Village, ME 04926
(207) 445-1500
Grades: 5-8
| 219 students
Rank: #2727.
Winslow Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
285 Benton Ave
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 872-1967
Grades: PK-6
| 550 students
Rank: #2828.
Waterville Junior High School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 West River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-2144
Grades: 6-8
| 370 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Fayette Central School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2023 Main Street
Kents Hill, ME 04349
(207) 685-4770
Grades: PK-5
| 70 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Mt Vernon Elementary School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1507 North Road
Mount Vernon, ME 04352
(207) 293-2261
Grades: PK-5
| 84 students
Rank: #29 - 3129. - 31.
Wayne Elementary School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
48 Pond Road
Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3634
Grades: K-5
| 59 students
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Clinton Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
75 Morrison Ave
Clinton, ME 04927
(207) 426-2181
Grades: PK-6
| 258 students
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
George J Mitchell School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
58 Drummond Ave
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-0695
Grades: PK-3
| 567 students
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Lincoln School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Lincoln Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2483
Grades: K-6
| 299 students
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
River View Community School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
821 River Road
South Gardiner, ME 04359
(207) 582-3402
Grades: 3-5
| 162 students
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Kennebec County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
573 Richmond Rd
Litchfield, ME 04350
(207) 268-4136
Grades: 4-8
| n/a students
Malta Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2490
Grades: 7-8
| 368 students
26 Garden Lane
Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 623-8677
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
97 Maple Street
Farmingdale, ME 04344
(207) 622-6211
Grades: 9-12
| 295 students
111 Maple Street
Farmingdale, ME 04344
(207) 596-2008
Grades: 6-8
| 203 students
169 Academy Road
Monmouth, ME 04259
(207) 933-4426
Grades: PK-3
| n/a students
466 Academy Road
Litchfield, ME 04350
(207) 268-4137
Grades: PK-2
| 157 students
117 Academy Road
Monmouth, ME 04259
(207) 876-4625
Grades: 4-8
| n/a students
14 Pray Street
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-2522
Grades: PK
| 32 students
2 School Street
Randolph, ME 04346
(207) 582-4252
Grades: K-5
| 44 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kennebec County, ME?
The top ranked public schools in Kennebec County, ME include Manchester Elementary School, Belgrade Central School and Windsor Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Kennebec County, ME?
53 public schools are located in Kennebec County, ME.
What percentage of students in Kennebec County, ME go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Kennebec County, ME are educated in public schools (compared to the ME state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kennebec County, ME?
Kennebec County, ME public schools minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Maine public schools average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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