Avg. test scores 1%
High school dipl. 11%
Bachelors degree 41%
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South Portland school information

IndexSouth PortlandMaineNational
Average Test Scores49%45%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools1134579,221
Total private schools58924,874
Total post-secondary schools3457,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in South Portland are 1% higher 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%

      South Portland, ME School Districts

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      There are a total of 11 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in South Portland. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for South Portland, ME schools is 49%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In South Portland, ME, an average of 92.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Falmouth, ME2,01875%55.5%
      Yarmouth, ME5,70974%53.1%
      Cumberland Center, ME2,47572%49.4%
      Scarborough, ME5,26865%34.7%
      Freeport, ME1,52760%25.0%
      South Portland, ME25,39749%1.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Clinton, MS25,41160%23.9%
      Melrose Park, IL25,42223%52.4%
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43081%68.7%
      Shirley, NY25,43237%22.6%
      New Lenox, IL25,34751%6.1%
      South Portland, ME25,39749%1.2%
      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.