South Portland School District

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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 8 public schools managed by South Portland School District serving 3,088 students in South Portland, Maine.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Maine state average of 10%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is more than the state average of 12:1.

South Portland School District (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • South Portland Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School
    240 Ocean St.
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-7386

    Grades: 6-8 | 317 students
  • South Portland Dora L Small Elementary School
    87 Thompson Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-7676

    Grades: K-5 | 319 students
  • South Portland Dyer Elementary School
    52 Alfred Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-4845

    Grades: K-5 | 244 students
  • South Portland Frank I Brown Elementary School
    37 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-5196

    Grades: K-5 | 277 students
  • South Portland James Otis Kaler Elementary School
    165 South Kelsey Street
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)799-3214

    Grades: PK-5 | 226 students
  • South Portland Memorial Middle School
    120 Wescott Road
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)773-5629

    Grades: 6-8 | 409 students
  • South Portland South Portland High School
    637 Highland Avenue
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)767-3266

    Grades: 9-12 | 911 students
  • South Portland Waldo T Skillin Elementary School
    180 Wescott Road
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)773-7375

    Grades: PK-5 | 385 students

Overview

School District NameSouth Portland School District
# of Schools8
# of Students3,088
# of Teachers236
Student : Teacher Ratio13
# of Male Students1,580
% Male Students
51%
# of Female Students1,508
% Female Students
49%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.38
# of American Indian Students8
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students120
% Asian Students
4%
# of Hispanic Students173
% Hispanic Students
6%
# of Black Students202
% Black Students
7%
# of White Students2,439
% White Students
78%
# of Hawaiian Students3
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students143
% of Two or more races Students
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:28
# of Students in Kindergarten:247
# of Students in 1st Grade:227
# of Students in 2nd Grade:248
# of Students in 3rd Grade:241
# of Students in 4th Grade:247
# of Students in 5th Grade:213
# of Students in 6th Grade:244
# of Students in 7th Grade:253
# of Students in 8th Grade:229
# of Students in 9th Grade:223
# of Students in 10th Grade:257
# of Students in 11th Grade:206
# of Students in 12th Grade:225
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • South Portland School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 160 school districts in Maine (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
51%
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 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
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 2015-16 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $15,242 in this school district is less than the state average of $16,433. 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 $16,255. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (ME)
Total Revenue$48 MM$5 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 2015-16 school year data.
Spending$46 MM$5 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 2015-16 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,242$16,433
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 2015-16 school year data.
Spending / Student$14,592$16,255
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 2015-16 school year data.
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South Portland School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.38, which is higher than the Maine average of 0.12. The most diverse school in the district is Waldo T Skillin Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maine or national school diversity statistics.