Portland school information

IndexPortlandMaineNational
Average Test Scores39%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools1634579,235
Total private schools128924,875
Total post-secondary schools6457,965

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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.
  • 88.3% of people in Portland have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.5% of people in Portland have completed high school.
  • 45.6% of people in Portland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Portland

IndexPortlandMaineNational
Completed 8th grade88.3%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school87.5%86.1%82.4%
Completed some college71.5%57.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree53.2%37.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors45.6%28.4%29.3%
Completed masters17.2%10.1%11.0%
Completed professional degree5.7%2.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.8%1.2%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, ME5,64569%41%
Scarborough, ME4,93162%26%
Cumberland Center, ME2,63661%24%
Freeport, ME1,41459%21%
Little Falls, ME40857%16%
Portland, ME66,31739%20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Yorba Linda, CA66,33567%37%
Oshkosh, WI66,43047%5%
Fort Myers, FL66,16737%24%
Davis, CA66,09365%31%
Schenectady, NY66,05537%24%
Portland, ME66,31739%20%
Source: The Portland, ME education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.