South Portland school information

IndexSouth PortlandMaineNational
Average Test Scores64%65%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools1134579,235
Total private schools58924,875
Total post-secondary schools3457,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in South Portland are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in South Portland.
  • 93.1% of people in South Portland have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.4% of people in South Portland have completed high school.
  • 40.2% of people in South Portland have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in South Portland

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  • Arthur R. Gould Sch--Lcydc675 Westbrook StreetGrades: 08 - 12Students: 31 · Ratio: 2:1n/a
  • Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School240 Ocean StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 33 · Ratio: 12:165
  • Dora L Small Elementary School87 Thompson StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 319 · Ratio: 15:175
  • Dyer Elementary School52 Alfred StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 295 · Ratio: 15:168
  • Frank I Brown Elementary School37 Highland AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 267 · Ratio: 13:170
  • James Otis Kaler Elementary School165 Kelsey StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 238 · Ratio: 11:157
  • Memorial Middle School120 Wescott RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 358 · Ratio: 11:159
  • South Portland High School637 Highland AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 891 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Waldo T Skillin Elementary School180 Wescott RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 42 · Ratio: 14:156

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Education level achieved in South Portland

IndexSouth PortlandMaineNational
Completed 8th grade93.1%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school92.4%86.1%82.4%
Completed some college70.6%57.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree50.0%37.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors40.2%28.4%29.3%
Completed masters12.6%10.1%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cumberland Center, ME2,63687%28%
Yarmouth, ME5,64586%26%
Falmouth, ME2,17985%25%
Scarborough, ME4,93177%13%
Freeport, ME1,41474%8%
South Portland, ME25,15464%6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carrollton, GA25,13888%28%
Belmont, MA25,17385%25%
Reading, MA25,17676%12%
Statesville, NC25,13263%8%
Hazleton, PA25,17954%21%
South Portland, ME25,15464%6%
Source: The South 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.