South Portland school information

IndexSouth PortlandMaineNational
Average Test Scores38%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools1134579,221
Total private schools58924,874
Total post-secondary schools3457,963
The South Portland, ME educational system consists of 11 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. South Portland public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 8% lower than than the Maine average and 23% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Portland public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Maine and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.0% have completed high school, 42.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Portland are 23% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in South Portland.
  • 92.4% of people in South Portland have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.0% of people in South Portland have completed high school.
  • 42.6% of people in South Portland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Portland

IndexSouth PortlandMaineNational
Completed 8th grade92.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school92.0%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college72.2%58.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.3%39.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.6%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters14.4%10.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.3%1.3%

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

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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%
South Portland, ME25,39738%23%

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Cabot, AR25,40735%29%
Clinton, MS25,41142%14%
West Memphis, AR25,41117%66%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%
Melrose Park, IL25,42216%67%
South Portland, ME25,39738%23%
Source: The South 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.