South Portland Public Schools School District

130 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

South Portland 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 8 public schools serving 2,890 students in South Portland Public Schools 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 South Portland Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 80% (versus the Maine public school average of 81%), and reading proficiency score of 84% (versus the 85% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maine public school average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (ME)
# Schools
8 Schools
601 Schools
# Students
2,890 Students
168,497 Students
# Teachers
261 Teachers
15,480 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

South Portland Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 193 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (ME)
#134 out of 223 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Portland Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
80%
81%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Portland 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 2020-21 school year data.
84%
85%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Portland 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 2020-21 school year data.
86%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Portland Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of ME by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.51
0.24
# American Indian Students
8 Students
1,329 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
102 Students
2,339 Students
% Asian Students
3%
2%
# Hispanic Students
193 Students
4,874 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
3%
# Black Students
457 Students
7,214 Students
% Black Students
16%
4%
# White Students
1,961 Students
147,216 Students
% White Students
68%
87%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
183 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
168 Students
5,342 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
45
5,574
# Students in K Grade:
243
12,475
# Students in 1st Grade:
211
11,590
# Students in 2nd Grade:
205
12,236
# Students in 3rd Grade:
204
12,033
# Students in 4th Grade:
167
12,024
# Students in 5th Grade:
206
12,302
# Students in 6th Grade:
209
12,541
# Students in 7th Grade:
245
13,168
# Students in 8th Grade:
218
13,404
# Students in 9th Grade:
244
12,869
# Students in 10th Grade:
226
12,678
# Students in 11th Grade:
228
12,771
# Students in 12th Grade:
239
12,832
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,556 is higher than the state median of $21,468. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,215 is higher than the state median of $21,062. The school district spending/student has grown by 24% over four school years.
This School District
This State (ME)
Total Revenue
$65 MM
$3,617 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Portland 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
$67 MM
$3,549 MM
This chart display total spending of South Portland 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
$22,556
$21,468
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Portland 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
$23,215
$21,062
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Portland 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 South Portland Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dora L Small Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
87 Thompson Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-7676
Grades: K-5
| 231 students
Rank: #22.
Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
240 Ocean St.
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-7386
Grades: 6-8
| 285 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Dyer Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
52 Alfred Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-4845
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
South Portland High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
637 Highland Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-3266
Grades: 9-12
| 937 students
Rank: #55.
Frank I Brown Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
37 Highland Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-5196
Grades: PK-5
| 255 students
Rank: #66.
Memorial Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 773-5629
Grades: 6-8
| 387 students
Rank: #77.
James Otis Kaler Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
165 South Kelsey Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-3214
Grades: PK-5
| 240 students
Rank: #88.
Waldo T Skillin Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
180 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 773-7375
Grades: K-5
| 357 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to South Portland Public Schools School District?
South Portland Public Schools School District manages 8 public schools serving 2,890 students.
What is the rank of South Portland Public Schools School District?
South Portland Public Schools School District is ranked #118 out of 193 school districts in Maine (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 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 South Portland Public Schools School District?
68% of South Portland Public Schools School District students are White, 16% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of South Portland Public Schools School District?
South Portland Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is equal to the Maine state average of 11:1.
What is South Portland Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,215 is higher than the state median of $21,062. The school district spending/student has grown by 24% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,890 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • : 86% (Top 50% in ME)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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