Sanford Public Schools School District

917 Maine St Suite 200
Sanford, ME 04073
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Sanford Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Maine for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,167 students in Sanford Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Maine.
Public Schools in Sanford Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 79% (versus the Maine public school average of 81%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 84% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Maine public school average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (ME)
# Schools
6 Schools
602 Schools
# Students
3,167 Students
168,497 Students
# Teachers
281 Teachers
15,480 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Sanford Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 194 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 82% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (ME)
#160 out of 222 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sanford Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
78%
82%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sanford Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of ME by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
79%
84%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sanford Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of ME by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sanford Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of ME by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.22
0.24
# American Indian Students
6 Students
1,329 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
49 Students
2,339 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
108 Students
4,874 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
3%
# Black Students
57 Students
7,214 Students
% Black Students
2%
4%
# White Students
2,786 Students
147,216 Students
% White Students
88%
87%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
183 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
158 Students
5,342 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
50
5,574
# Students in K Grade:
254
12,475
# Students in 1st Grade:
187
11,590
# Students in 2nd Grade:
221
12,236
# Students in 3rd Grade:
208
12,033
# Students in 4th Grade:
193
12,024
# Students in 5th Grade:
222
12,302
# Students in 6th Grade:
249
12,541
# Students in 7th Grade:
252
13,168
# Students in 8th Grade:
239
13,404
# Students in 9th Grade:
271
12,869
# Students in 10th Grade:
259
12,678
# Students in 11th Grade:
274
12,771
# Students in 12th Grade:
288
12,832
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,507 is higher than the state median of $21,468. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,479 is higher than the state median of $21,062. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (ME)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$68 MM
$3,617 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sanford Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$74 MM
$3,549 MM
This chart display total spending of Sanford Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$21,507
$21,468
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sanford Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$23,479
$21,062
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sanford Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Sanford Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Margaret Chase Smith
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
248 Twombley Rd
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-7586
Grades: PK-4
| 395 students
Rank: #22.
Sanford Pride Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
708 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-8454
Grades: K-4
| 313 students
Rank: #33.
Sanford High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Alumni Blvd
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-4050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,092 students
Rank: #44.
Sanford Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
52 Spartan Dr
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-3114
Grades: 5-8
| 962 students
Rank: #55.
Carl J Lamb School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
233 Shaws Ridge Road
Springvale, ME 04083
(207) 324-8481
Grades: K-4
| 405 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sanford Regional Technical Center
Vocational School
100 Alumni Blvd
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-2942
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Sanford Public Schools School District?
Sanford Public Schools School District manages 6 public schools serving 3,167 students.
What is the rank of Sanford Public Schools School District?
Sanford Public Schools School District is ranked #150 out of 194 school districts in Maine (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Maine school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Sanford Public Schools School District?
88% of Sanford Public Schools School District students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Sanford Public Schools School District?
Sanford Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is higher than the Maine state average of 11:1.
What is Sanford Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,479 is higher than the state median of $21,062. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,167 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : 85% (Top 30% in ME)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 78% (Btm 50%)
  • : 79% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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