Sanford School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,148 students in Sanford School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Maine.
Public Schools in Sanford School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Maine public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Sanford School District are Margaret Chase Smith School -sanford, Carl J Lamb School and Willard School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Sanford School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maine.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Maine public school average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Sanford 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Sanford School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (ME)
# Schools
7 Schools
602 Schools
# Students
3,148 Students
175,681 Students
# Teachers
254 Teachers
14,746 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Sanford School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (ME)
Overall District Rank
#160 out of 229 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sanford   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sanford   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sanford   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sanford   School District and public school graduation rate of ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.19
0.21
# American Indian Students
11 Students
1,499 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
67 Students
2,627 Students
% Asian Students
2%
1%
# Hispanic Students
87 Students
3,940 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
2%
# Black Students
48 Students
6,453 Students
% Black Students
2%
4%
# White Students
2,825 Students
156,544 Students
% White Students
90%
89%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
195 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
110 Students
4,423 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
54
5,577
# Students in K Grade:
213
12,558
# Students in 1st Grade:
217
12,511
# Students in 2nd Grade:
250
12,651
# Students in 3rd Grade:
263
13,247
# Students in 4th Grade:
229
13,340
# Students in 5th Grade:
219
13,715
# Students in 6th Grade:
215
13,474
# Students in 7th Grade:
240
13,797
# Students in 8th Grade:
252
13,732
# Students in 9th Grade:
253
12,731
# Students in 10th Grade:
255
12,700
# Students in 11th Grade:
239
12,790
# Students in 12th Grade:
249
12,858
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,193 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,842. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $25,538 is higher than the state median of $14,515. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (ME)
Total Revenue
$45 MM
$6 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sanford   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$80 MM
$6 MM
This chart display total spending of Sanford   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,193
$14,842
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sanford   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$25,538
$14,515
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sanford   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Sanford School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Margaret Chase Smith School -sanford
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
248 Twombly Road
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-7586
Grades: K-3
| 342 students
Rank: #22.
Carl J Lamb School
Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
233 Shaws Ridge Road
Springvale, ME 04083
(207) 324-8481
Grades: K-6
| 526 students
Rank: #33.
Willard School
Math: 38% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
668 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-8454
Grades: 1-5
| 432 students
Rank: #44.
Lafayette School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
69 Brook Street
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-4160
Grades: PK-3
| 184 students
Rank: #55.
Sanford Junior High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
708 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-3114
Grades: 6-8
| 668 students
Rank: #66.
Sanford High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
52 Sanford High School Blvd
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-4050
Grades: 9-12
| 996 students
Sanford Regional Technical Center
Vocational School
52 Sanford High School Blvd
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-2942
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,148 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in ME)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19

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