Top 10 Best Penobscot County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 69 public schools serving 19,279 students in Penobscot County, ME (there are 14 private schools, serving 1,677 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Penobscot County, ME are educated in public schools (compared to the ME state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Penobscot County, ME are Hampden Academy, Dedham School and Bangor High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Penobscot 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 85% (versus the 85% statewide average). Schools in Penobscot County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Maine public schools.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Maine public school average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Penobscot County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hampden Academy
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
89 Western Avenue
Hampden, ME 04444
(207) 862-3791
Grades: 9-12
| 810 students
Rank: #22.
Dedham School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2065 Main Road
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 843-6498
Grades: PK-8
| 160 students
Rank: #33.
Bangor High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
885 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 992-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,148 students
Rank: #44.
Reeds Brook Middle School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
28a Main Road South
Hampden, ME 04444
(207) 862-3540
Grades: 6-8
| 353 students
Rank: #5 - 85. - 8.
Brewer High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
79 Parkway South
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 989-4140
Grades: 9-12
| 731 students
Rank: #5 - 85. - 8.
Hermon High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2415 Route 2
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 848-4027
Grades: 9-12
| 581 students
Rank: #5 - 85. - 8.
Orono High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14 Goodridge Drive
Orono, ME 04473
(207) 866-4916
Grades: 9-12
| 373 students
Rank: #5 - 85. - 8.
Orono Middle School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14 Goodridge Drive
Orono, ME 04473
(207) 866-2350
Grades: 6-8
| 139 students
Rank: #99.
Old Town High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
203 Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-3910
Grades: 9-12
| 534 students
Rank: #1010.
William S. Cohen School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
304 Garland Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-6230
Grades: 6-8
| 376 students
Rank: #11 - 1511. - 15.
Central High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
402 Main St
Corinth, ME 04427
(207) 285-3326
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
Rank: #11 - 1511. - 15.
Fruit Street School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
175 Fruit Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-6270
Grades: PK-3
| 331 students
Rank: #11 - 1511. - 15.
Katahdin Middle/high School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Station Road
Stacyville, ME 04777
(207) 365-4218
Grades: 6-12
| 148 students
Rank: #11 - 1511. - 15.
Mt Jefferson Jr High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
61 Winn Rd.
Lee, ME 04455
(207) 738-2886
Grades: 5-8
| 82 students
Rank: #11 - 1511. - 15.
Nokomis Regional High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
291 Williams Road Suite 2
Newport, ME 04953
(207) 368-4354
Grades: 9-12
| 623 students
Rank: #1616.
George B Weatherbee School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
22 Main Road North
Hampden, ME 04444
(207) 862-3254
Grades: 3-5
| 289 students
Rank: #1717.
Eddington School
440 Main Road
Eddington, ME 04428
(207) 843-6010
Grades: PK-1
| 115 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Asa C Adams School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6 Goodridge Drive
Orono, ME 04473
(207) 866-2151
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Dexter Regional High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12 Abbott Hill Rd
Dexter, ME 04930
(207) 924-5536
Grades: 9-12
| 282 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Stearns Jr-sr High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
199 State Street
Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-6430
Grades: 6-12
| 215 students
Rank: #2121.
Penobscot Valley High School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
23 Cross Street
Howland, ME 04448
(207) 732-3111
Grades: 9-12
| 131 students
Rank: #2222.
Center Drive School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19 School Street
Orrington, ME 04474
(207) 825-3697
Grades: PK-8
| 345 students
Rank: #2323.
Veazie Community School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1040 School Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-6573
Grades: PK-8
| 163 students
Rank: #2424.
Glenburn Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
991 Hudson Road
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-8769
Grades: PK-8
| 357 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Brewer Community School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
92 Pendleton Street
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 404-5700
Grades: PK-8
| 907 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Holbrook School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
202 Kidder Hill Road
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 843-7769
Grades: 5-8
| 201 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Caravel Middle School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
520 Irish Road
Carmel, ME 04419
(207) 848-3615
Grades: 5-8
| 209 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Dr Lewis S Libby School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
13 School Street
Milford, ME 04461
(207) 827-2252
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Etna-dixmont School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2100 Dixmont Road
Etna, ME 04434
(207) 992-0735
Grades: PK-4
| 175 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Hichborn Middle School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
23 Cross Street
Howland, ME 04448
(207) 732-3113
Grades: 6-8
| 106 students
Rank: #3131.
Kingman Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
25 Park St
Kingman, ME 04451
(207) 765-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 12 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Hermon Middle School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
29 Billings Road
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 848-4070
Grades: 5-8
| 327 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Mary Snow School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
435 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-6290
Grades: 4-5
| 237 students
Rank: #3434.
Holden School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
590 Main Road
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 843-7828
Grades: 2-4
| 126 students
Rank: #35 - 4035. - 40.
Abraham Lincoln School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
45 Forest Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-6280
Grades: PK-3
| 170 students
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Penobscot County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
641 Main Street
Bradford, ME 04410
(207) 327-1112
Grades: K-2
| 83 students
5 Somerset St
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 989-8640
Grades: 6-8
| 285 students
49 Capri St
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 989-8620
Grades: PK-K
| 173 students
42 Stetson Rd
Corinna, ME 04928
(207) 278-4263
Grades: PK-4
| 160 students
62 Abbott Hill Rd
Dexter, ME 04930
(207) 924-5571
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
60 Abbott Hill Rd
Dexter, ME 04930
(207) 924-7671
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
Graham Lane
Mattawamkeag, ME 04459
(207) 736-2750
Grades: PK-4
| 55 students
883 Main St.
Springfield, ME 04487
(207) 738-2665
Grades: PK
| n/a students
2100 Dixmont Road
Etna, ME 04434
(207) 992-0735
Grades: PK-8
| 210 students
No Location Available
Exeter, ME 04435
(207) 379-2291
Grades: 3-5
| n/a students
No Location Available
Garland, ME 04939
(207) 924-6942
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
47 So Brunswick Street
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-3905
Grades: 4-5
| 131 students
190 Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-3925
Grades: K-3
| 136 students
83 Bennoch Road
Stillwater, ME 04489
(207) 827-3930
Grades: K-5
| 102 students
2150 Hudson Rd
Hudson, ME 04449
(207) 327-1444
Grades: 3-4
| 60 students
20 Jefferson Street
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-3920
Grades: K-3
| 100 students
4067 Broadway
Kenduskeag, ME 04450
(207) 884-7979
Grades: K-2
| 130 students
22 Howland Road
Lagrange, ME 04453
(207) 943-2196
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
199 State St
Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-6430
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
386 Main St
Corinth, ME 04427
(207) 285-3301
Grades: 3-5
| 166 students
1182 Dover Road
Charleston, ME 04422
(207) 285-0780
Grades: 9-12
| 28 students
142 Elm Street
Newport, ME 04953
(207) 368-4470
Grades: PK-4
| 307 students
21 Jefferson Street
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-4441
Grades: K-12
| 25 students
88 Pendleton Street
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 989-8625
Grades: 1-2
| 207 students
337 Williams Road
Newport, ME 04953
(207) 368-4592
Grades: 5-8
| 328 students
131 State St
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 989-3244
Grades: 4-5
| 221 students
394 Village Road
Stetson, ME 04488
(207) 296-2571
Grades: K-2
| 34 students
100 Washington St
Brewer, ME 04412
(207) 989-8660
Grades: 1-3
| 295 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Penobscot County, ME?
The top ranked public schools in Penobscot County, ME include Hampden Academy, Dedham School and Bangor High School.
How many public schools are located in Penobscot County, ME?
69 public schools are located in Penobscot County, ME.
What percentage of students in Penobscot County, ME go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Penobscot County, ME are educated in public schools (compared to the ME state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Penobscot County, ME?
Penobscot County, ME public schools minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Maine public schools average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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