Portland school information

IndexPortlandMaineNational
Average Test Scores39%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools1634579,221
Total private schools128924,874
Total post-secondary schools6457,963
The Portland, ME educational system consists of 16 public schools, 12 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Portland public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 4% lower than than the Maine average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Portland public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Maine and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.7% have completed high school, 46.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Portland are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Portland.
  • 89.3% of people in Portland have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.7% of people in Portland have completed high school.
  • 46.9% of people in Portland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portland

IndexPortlandMaineNational
Completed 8th grade89.3%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school88.7%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college73.2%58.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.9%39.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors46.9%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters18.3%10.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Portland (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Yarmouth, ME5,70969%41%
Scarborough, ME5,26862%26%
Cumberland Center, ME2,47561%24%
Freeport, ME1,52759%21%
Little Falls, ME63557%16%
Portland, ME66,64939%20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Camarillo, CA66,63048%3%
Woodbury, MN66,69967%36%
South San Francisco, CA66,58743%12%
Oshkosh, WI66,71347%5%
Portland, ME66,64939%20%
Source: The Portland, ME education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.