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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 8 public schools in South Portland School District, serving 2,980 students.
  • Public school in South Portland School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Maine public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 53% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 50% of public schools in Maine.
  • The top ranked public schools in South Portland School District are Dora L Small Elementary School, Dyer Elementary School and Frank I Brown Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Maine public school average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is more than the Maine public school average of 12:1.

Overview

School District NameSouth Portland School District
School District Websitehttp://www.spsd.org
School District Phone Number(207)871-0555
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (ME)
# of Schools8 Schools602 Schools
# of Students2,980 Students175,788 Students
# of Teachers232 Teachers14,755 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1

District Comparison

  • South Portland School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 191 school districts in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (ME)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Portland   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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
53%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Portland   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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Portland   School District and public school graduation rate of ME by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.390.21
# of American Indian Students6 Students1,499 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students123 Students2,627 Students
% Asian Students
4%
1%
# of Hispanic Students150 Students3,940 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
2%
# of Black Students249 Students6,453 Students
% Black Students
9%
4%
# of White Students2,299 Students156,650 Students
% White Students
77%
89%
# of Hawaiian Students2 Students195 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students151 Students4,424 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:365,595
# of Students in Kindergarten:21412,579
# of Students in 1st Grade:22712,547
# of Students in 2nd Grade:22112,683
# of Students in 3rd Grade:22913,247
# of Students in 4th Grade:22113,340
# of Students in 5th Grade:24613,715
# of Students in 6th Grade:21813,474
# of Students in 7th Grade:22613,797
# of Students in 8th Grade:24613,732
# of Students in 9th Grade:21212,731
# of Students in 10th Grade:22812,700
# of Students in 11th Grade:22212,790
# of Students in 12th Grade:23412,858
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $15,242 is higher than the state average of $14,488. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $14,592 is less than the state average of $16,751. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (ME)
Total Revenue$48 MM$6 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Portland   School District and average revenue for each school distric in ME by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$46 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of South Portland   School District and average spending for each school distric in ME by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,242$14,488
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Portland   School District and average revenue per public school student in ME by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$14,592$16,751
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Portland   School District and average spending per public school student in ME by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

South Portland School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 62%
    Rank: Top 50%
    240 Ocean St.
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-7386

    Grades: 6-8 | 296 students
  • Dora L Small Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank: Top 20%
    87 Thompson Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-7676

    Grades: K-5 | 303 students
  • Dyer Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Top 30%
    52 Alfred Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-4845

    Grades: K-5 | 227 students
  • Frank I Brown Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Top 30%
    37 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-5196

    Grades: K-5 | 262 students
  • James Otis Kaler Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    165 South Kelsey Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-3214

    Grades: PK-5 | 228 students
  • Memorial Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    120 Wescott Road
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)773-5629

    Grades: 6-8 | 394 students
  • South Portland High School Math: 32% | Reading: 60%
    Rank: Top 50%
    637 Highland Avenue
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)767-3266

    Grades: 9-12 | 896 students
  • Waldo T Skillin Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    180 Wescott Road
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)773-7375

    Grades: PK-5 | 374 students
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