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Avg. test scores 20%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 55%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Portland, ME School Districts

      • Portland

      There are a total of 16 public schools, 12 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Portland. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Portland, ME schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Portland, ME, an average of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.7% have completed high school.

      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.