South Portland Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,912 students in South Portland Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Maine.
Public Schools in South Portland Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Maine public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in South Portland Public Schools School District are Dora L Small Elementary School, Frank I Brown Elementary School and Dyer Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. South Portland Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maine.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maine public school average of 12% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
South Portland Public Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (ME)
# Schools
8 Schools
600 Schools
# Students
2,912 Students
166,609 Students
# Teachers
260 Teachers
15,094 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

South Portland Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 198 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 89% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (ME)
Overall District Rank
#84 out of 229 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Portland Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
36%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
56%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
85%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.49
0.23
# American Indian Students
8 Students
1,379 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
126 Students
2,344 Students
% Asian Students
5%
1%
# Hispanic Students
166 Students
4,484 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
3%
# Black Students
387 Students
6,966 Students
% Black Students
13%
4%
# White Students
2,039 Students
146,146 Students
% White Students
70%
88%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
164 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
181 Students
5,126 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
57
4,575
# Students in K Grade:
229
11,212
# Students in 1st Grade:
204
11,876
# Students in 2nd Grade:
208
11,727
# Students in 3rd Grade:
184
11,738
# Students in 4th Grade:
212
12,171
# Students in 5th Grade:
217
12,393
# Students in 6th Grade:
234
13,021
# Students in 7th Grade:
218
13,310
# Students in 8th Grade:
241
13,591
# Students in 9th Grade:
224
12,758
# Students in 10th Grade:
228
12,864
# Students in 11th Grade:
225
12,734
# Students in 12th Grade:
231
12,639
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,658 is higher than the state median of $16,067. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,925 is higher than the state median of $15,913. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (ME)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$54 MM
$6 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$52 MM
$6 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,658
$16,067
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Portland Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,925
$15,913
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Portland Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in ME by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best South Portland Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dora L Small Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
87 Thompson Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-7676
Grades: K-5
| 245 students
Rank: #22.
Frank I Brown Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
37 Highland Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-5196
Grades: K-5
| 248 students
Rank: #33.
Dyer Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
52 Alfred Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-4845
Grades: K-5
| 216 students
Rank: #44.
South Portland High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
637 Highland Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-3266
Grades: 9-12
| 908 students
Rank: #55.
Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
240 Ocean St.
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-7386
Grades: 6-8
| 320 students
Rank: #66.
James Otis Kaler Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
165 South Kelsey Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-3214
Grades: PK-5
| 217 students
Rank: #77.
Memorial Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 773-5629
Grades: 6-8
| 373 students
Rank: #88.
Waldo T Skillin Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
180 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 773-7375
Grades: PK-5
| 385 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • South Portland Public Schools School District
  • 130 Wescott Road, South Portland, ME, 04106
  • (207) 871-0555
  • spsd.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,912 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in ME)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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