RSU 09 School District
- For the 2021 school year, there is 1 public high school in RSU 09 School District, serving 675 students. Public high school in RSU 09 School District have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Maine public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 54% statewide average). This district's average high testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Maine.
- public high school in RSU 09 School District have a Graduation Rate of 87%, which is more than the Maine average of 85%.
- Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Maine public high school average of 10% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is more than the Maine public high school average of 12:1.
|School District Name||RSU 09 School District|
|School District Website||http://www.mtbluersd.org|
|School District Phone Number||(207) 778-6571|
|School District Grades Offered||PK - 12|
|2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||This State (ME)|
|# of Schools||1 School||125 Schools|
|# of Students||675 Students||54,400 Students|
|# of Teachers||51 Teachers||4,401 Teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||12:1|
- RSU 09 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 116 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
- The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (ME)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#170 out of 230 school districts|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||n/a||417 Students|
|% American Indian Students||n/a|
|# of Asian Students||7 Students||890 Students|
|% Asian Students|
|# of Hispanic Students||7 Students||1,086 Students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||7 Students||1,888 Students|
|% Black Students|
|# of White Students||642 Students||49,066 Students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||n/a||64 Students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||12 Students||989 Students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||-||60|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||-||127|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||-||116|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||-||120|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||-||100|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||-||114|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||-||187|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||-||314|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||-||921|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||-||1,262|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||166||12,731|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||179||12,700|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||182||12,790|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||148||12,858|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-||-|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $15,609 is higher than the state median of $14,842. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
- The school district's spending/student of $13,826 is less than the state median of $14,515. The school district spending/student has declined by 27% over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017||This School District||This State (ME)|
|Total Revenue||$37 MM||$6 MM|
|Spending||$33 MM||$6 MM|
|Revenue / Student (13-14)||$15,609||$14,842|
|Revenue / Student (13-14)||$13,826||$14,515|
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