View Your Maine School District’s Performance vs. Per Pupil Operating Cost

Lewiston Public Schools Central Office. Photo courtesy Lewiston Public Schools website.

Augusta – Perhaps one of the most debated questions in Maine’s public policy arena is whether providing increased school funding improves student performance.

The Maine Department of Education has released comprehensive data of 2017-18 MEA testing for Maine school districts.

By aligning these results with per-pupil operating costs for those school districts from published Maine Department of Education data, you can now see just how much your school district is spending and what kind of results you are getting.

Below is an alphabetical list of Maine school districts, along with the percentage of students who are at or above grade level in English, Mathematics and Science according to their 2017-18 MEA results. To the right of those scores is that school district’s per-pupil cost from the 2016-17 school year.

An asterisk (*) indicates test results withheld to protect student privacy.

School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Acton School Dept 50% 33.97% 66.67% $13,577
Airline CSD 65.22% 39.13% * $11,599
Alexander Public Schools 50% * * $10,458
Andover Public Schools 57.14% 42.86% 66.67% $16,015
Appleton Public Schools 55.79% 44.21% 64% $13,746
Athens Public Schools 53.66% 54.88% 56.76% $10,718
Auburn Public Schools 40.77% 28.13% 51.84% $9,509
Augusta Public Schools 44.06% 29.70% 46.50% $9,987

 


 

School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Baileyville Public Schools 39.68% 24.41% 63.16% $12,395
Bangor Public Schools 66.46% 55.59% 67.06% $10,645
Bar Harbor Public Schools 67.83% 58.87% 88.61% $14,847
Baring Plt Public Schools 47.06% * 53.85% $9,605
Baxter Academy 80.23% 45.35% 70.67% $10,474
Beals Public Schools 55.26% 27.03% * $12,731
Beaver Cove Public Schools * * * $17,356
Biddeford Public Schools 40.81% 25.79% 52.67% $10,973

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Blue Hill Public Schools 62.50% 25.79% 74.12% $12,431
Boothbay/HBR CSD 55.71% 34.29% 67.96% $17,400
Bowerbank Public Schools * * * $8,708
Bremen Public Schools * * * $13,453
Brewer Public Schools 52.23% 38.04% 67.83% $9,486
Bridgewater Public Schools 50% 45.83% * $9,146
Brighton Plt School Dept * * * $12,667
Bristol Public Schools 59.57% 46.81% 80.39% $13,394

 


 

School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Brooklin Public Schools 57.50% 40% 58.82% $20,637
Brooksville Public Schools 58.18% 37.04% 79.17% $19,991
Brunswick Public Schools 57.47% 43.73% 67.69% $13,585
Burlington Public Schools 51.85% 33.33% 64.29% N/A
Byron Public Schools * * * N/A
Calais Public Schools 50.24% 26.34% 50.59% $11,874
Cape Elizabeth Public Schools 75.49% 63.20% 81.23% $14,023
Caratunk Public Schools * * * $7,351

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Carrabassett Valley Public Schools 75% 62.50% * $13,104
Carroll Plt Public Schools * * * $11,144
Cary Plantation * * * $11,288
Castine Public Schools 70.37% 42.86% * $16,644
Caswell Public Schools 17.24% 24.14% 50% $11,813
Charlotte Public Schools 50% 35.71% * $11,492
Chebeague Island Public Schools 72.73% 60.61% * $16,357
Cherryfield Public Schools 41.03% 17.95% 61.54% $8,469

 


 

School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Cooper Public Schools * * * $8,827
Coplin Plt Public Schools * * * $11,909
Cornville Regional Charter School 28.07% 20.18% 37.50% $7,528
Cranberry Isles Public Schools * * * $26,864
Crawford Public Schools * * * $9,795
Cutler Public Schools 63.41% 36.59% * $10,448
Damariscotta Public Schools 76% 52% 65.38% $14,798
Dayton Public Schools 58.06% 43.55% 73.61% $12,334


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Deblois Public Schools * * * $7,622
Dedham Public Schools 64.58% 47.92% 75.44% $9,841
Deer Isle – Stonington CSD 28.99% 18.12% 49.09% $15,883
Dennistown Plt Public Schools * * * N/A
Dennysville Public Schools 60% 46.67% * $10,270
Drew Plt Public Schools * * * $10,379
East Machias Public Schools 40% 14.78% 55.32% $8,721
East Millinocket Public Schools 49.49% 36.36% 35% $12,717

 


 

School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
East Range CSD * * * $19,966
Easton School Department 54.84% 46.24% 73.68% $17,993
Eastport Public Schools 37.04% 18.52% 37.50% $11,934
Edgecomb Public Schools 69.74% 50% 71.05% $15,308
Educ. In Unorganized Territories 45.64% 32.48% 57.96% N/A
Ellsworth Public Schools 51.61% 42.33% 61.25% $11,184
Eustis Public Schools 51.85% 29.63% * $16,791
Falmouth Public Schools 77.50% 71.40% 82.25% $13,572


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Fayette Public Schools 62.16% 41.89% 66.67% $10,876
Fiddlehead School 42.55% 27.66% 56.25% $10,502
Five Town CSD 81.01% 50.94% 78.08% $14,090
Frenchboro Public Schools * * * $30,337
Georgetown Public Schools 59.02% 55.74% 61.90% $17,570
Gilead Public Schools 47.37% * * $12,674
Glenburn Public Schools 51.52% 40.06% 69.84% $11,338
Gorham Public Schools 62.92% 48.11% 64.69% $11,266

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Grand Isle Public Schools 33.33% * * $10,214
Grand Lake Stream School Dept * * * $8,978
Great Salt Bay CSD 56.49% 46.15% 82.56% $11,610
Greenbush Public Schools 40.37% 22.02% 45% $12,068
Greenville Public Schools 40.54% 25.68% 56.76% $16,266
Hancock Public Schools 47.34% 31.95% 54.93% $12,758
Harmony Public Schools 50.72% 42.65% 61.76% $11,132
Harpswell Coastal Academy 32.94% 17.65% 42.86% $9,913

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Hermon Public Schools 59.73% 40.46% 73.39% $9,665
Highland Plt Public Schools * * * $1,766
Hope Public Schools 60% 53.64% 77.14% $12,023
Indian Island 44% 40% 45.16% $23,586
Indian Township 9.09% * * $19,086
Isle Au Haut Public Schools * * * $25,008
Islesboro Public Schools 29.03% 30% * $27,206
Jefferson Public Schools 50.66% 30.92% 71.01% $14,353


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Jonesboro Public Schools 36.84% 28.95% 53.33% $10,552
Jonesport Public Schools 27.63% 22.37% 40% $9,364
Kittery Public Schools 61.91% 46.39% 68.81% $13,828
Lakeville School Department * * $9,301
Lamoine Public Schools 72.97% 55.41% 52% $12,269
Lewiston Public Schools 25.42% 16.87% 30.29% $10,098
Lincolnville Public Schools 63.97% 49.64% 83.78% $12,526
Lisbon Public Schools 38.21% 31.28% 53.28% $9,372

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Long Island Public Schools 56.25% 50% * $18,232
Lowell Public Schools 47.62% 38.10% * $9,503
Machias Public Schools 50% 42.95% 62.50% $7,998
Machiasport Public Schools 46.67% 15.22% 37.04% $13,663
Macwahoc School Dept * * $10,507
Madawaska Public Schools 56.25% 28.42% 52.17% $12,115
Marshfield Public Schools 55.56% 44.44% 61.11% $8,172
Meddybemps Public Schools * * * $9,520

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Medford Public Schools * * * $8,528
Medway Public Schools 40.26% 27.27% 40.54% $10,493
Milford Public Schools 35.08% 40.41% 56.41% $10,918
Millinocket Public Schools 37.96% 28.86% 51.35% $9,480
Moosabec CSD 46.67% * 46.67% $18,487
Mount Desert Public Schools 63.20% 49.60% 77.55% $18,103
MSAD 10 * * * $10,486
MSAD 27 50.12% 33.49% 50.56% $10,626


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
MSAD 46 34.12% 23.34% 55.45% $9,580
MSAD 76 53.85% 44% 54.55% $21,765
Mt Desert CSD 74.42% 51.16% 56.10% $17,944
Nashville Plt Public Schools * * * $11,449
New Sweden Public Schools 41.67% 25% * $11,304
Newcastle Public Schools 60% * 60% $12,772
Nobleboro Public Schools 65.04% 44.72% 55.56% $12,600
Northfield Public Schools * * * $8,633

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Northport Public Schools 63.74% 35.56% 75% $15,439
Orient Public Schools * * * $11,739
Orrington Public Schools 56.43% 46.08% 67.13% $9,367
Otis Public Schools 36.17% 25.53% 38.89% $14,445
Pembroke Public Schools 59.65% 49.12% 53.85% $11,565
Penobscot Public Schools 65.52% 51.72% 66.67% $13,985
Perry Public Schools 49.33% 37.84% 66.67% $10,140
Pleasant Point 25.25% 15.15% 33.33% $22,939

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Pleasant Ridge * * * $11,955
Portage Lake Public Schools 70% * * $10,092
Portland Public Schools 49.22% 36.23% 49.51% $12,450
Princeton Public Schools 36.76% 35.29% 42.86% $8,442
Reed Plt Public Schools * * * $11,646
Robbinston Public Schools 50% 33.33% 33.33% $9,896
Roque Bluffs Public Schools 42.86% * * $11,258
RSU 01 – LKRSU 48.67% 35.56% 56.79% $12,093

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 02 46.37% 29.48% 59.35% $10,934
RSU 03/MSAD 03 38.43% 18.18% 54.66% $10,517
RSU 04 38.18% 21.68% 44.19% $11,137
RSU 05 63.89% 56.89% 78.10% $13,397
RSU 06/MSAD 06 45.73% 30.82% 54.10% $11,028
RSU 07/MSAD 07 46.34% 29.27% 57.89% $30,877
RSU 08/MSAD 08 33.77% 23.38% 57.14% $16,227
RSU 09 39.26% 27.91% 56.39% $10,021

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 10 36.28% 23.33% 48.01% $14,390
RSU 11/MSAD 11 46.95% 35.10% 63.68% $9,781
RSU 12 48.29% 31.51% 59.81% $11,272
RSU 13 42.25% 26.66% 50.90% $13,131
RSU 14 51.38% 32.33% 57.80% $11,214
RSU 15/MSAD 15 57.48% 41.99% 62.79% $10,582
RSU 16 49.03% 43.76% 63.34% $10,145
RSU 17/MSAD 17 37.30% 24.96% 45.62% $8,708

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 18 50.07% 38.03% 59.32% $10,662
RSU 19 36.43% 24.10% 52.17% $9,189
RSU 20 41.63% 29.57% 62.04% $15,398
RSU 21 70.72% 56.45% 75.53% $13,378
RSU 22 59.24% 46.35% 68.37% $9,860
RSU 23 44.18% 22.96% 47.17% $15,259
RSU 24 44.83% 29.34% 59.89% $12,428
RSU 25 42.78% 25.96% 54.15% $11,168

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 26 68.81% 56.40% 78.48% $14,029
RSU 28/MSAD 28 61.40% 51.08% 76.63% $14,296
RSU 29/MSAD 29 49.25% 34.03% 57.25% $7,988
RSU 30/MSAD 30 39.84% 34.15% 52.83% $11,409
RSU 31/MSAD 31 38.27% 25.13% 46.15% $12,202
RSU 32/MSAD 32 46.85% 16.22% 45.65% $13,205
RSU 33/MSAD 33 53.78% 42.86% 60.34% $10,214
RSU 34 42.40% 37.26% 52.61% $11,247

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 35/MSAD 35 64.36% 54.92% 70.94% $11,440
RSU 37/MSAD 37 50% 43.61% 52.67% $11,155
RSU 38 56.88% 39.46% 70.24% $11,984
RSU 39 41.05% 30.14% 59.77% $10,634
RSU 40/MSAD 40 44.85% 33.01% 55.79% $11,300
RSU 41/MSAD 41 21.19% 17.22% 49.24% $11,000
RSU 42/MSAD 42 40.12% 22.22% 53.42% $10,313
RSU 44/MSAD 44 48.20% 39.34% 56.74% $11,660

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 45/MSAD 45 39.44% 22.91% 38.55% $10,689
RSU 49/MSAD 49 45.28% 39.58% 59.65% $10,738
RSU 50 48% 33.23% 52.78% $11,616
RSU 51/MSAD 51 72.72% 66.64% 79.08% $14,703
RSU 52/MSAD 52 45.34% 39.61% 54.69% $10,801
RSU 53/MSAD 53 40.78% 26.21% 53.91% $10,138
RSU 54/MSAD 54 41.79% 29.51% 54.33% $11,180
RSU 55/MSAD 55 42.72% 36.29% 40.08% $11,033


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 56 38.86% 18.51% 46.95%
RSU 57/MSAD 57 48.07% 36.15% 54.43% $11,005
RSU 58/MSAD 58 50% 36.36% 63.06% $11,948
RSU 59/MSAD 59 38.97% 17.82% 49.02% $12,608
RSU 60/MSAD 60 53.93% 37.68% 52.07% $11,121
RSU 61/MSAD 61 47.53% 28.17% 50.35% $13,734
RSU 63/MSAD 63 57.42% 46.17% 63.40% $9,864
RSU 64/MSAD 64 41.91% 30.40% 54.96% $9,250

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 65/MSAD 65 * * * $23,198
RSU 67 39.76% 30.60% 59.30% $9,431
RSU 68/MSAD 68 43.09% 26.23% 50.41% $8,061
RSU 70/MSAD 70 57.51% 47.15% 56.25% $11,588
RSU 71 46.70% 25.87% 56.14% $13,332
RSU 72/MSAD 72 46.49% 25.04% 55.30% $12,909
RSU 73 32.18% 27.48% 49.81% $11,041
RSU 74/MSAD 74 39.19% 24.78% 54.88% $12,081

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 75/MSAD 75 52.80% 39.94% 67.30% $13,186
RSU 78 46.46% 35.35% 74.47% $16,325
RSU 79/MSAD 01 49.77% 35.85% 59.14% $9,986
RSU 80/MSAD 04 47.41% 27.04% 61.06% $10,407
RSU 82/MSAD 12 37.97% 22.78% 61.54% $12,471
RSU 83/MSAD 13 41.67% 19.05% 38.71% $15,109
RSU 84/MSAD 14 60.38% 35.85% 61.54% $16,047
RSU 85/MSAD 19 49.06% 39.62% 39.13% $13,547

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 86/MSAD 20 47.89% 32.39% 55.36% $9,622
RSU 87/MSAD 23 48.98% 32.50% 54.84% $8,631
RSU 88/MSAD 24 35.66% 16.92% 37.50% $10,637
Saco Public Schools 54.78% 40.68% 59.69% $11,849
Sanford Public Schools 44.91% 34.40% 54.81% $10,122
Scarborough Public Schools 71.60% 56.22% 79.25% $12,645
Sebeois Plt Public Schools * * * N/A
Sedgwick Public Schools 35.21% 22.22% 52.78% $15,024

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Shirley Public Schools * * * $13,011
Snow Pond Arts Academy 62.16% * 44.44% $21,287
South Bristol Public Schools 68.52% 55.56% 76.19% $17,149
South Portland Public Schools 50.82% 35.20% 54.90% $13,219
Southport Public Schools 52.38% 33.33% * $14,229
Southwest Harbor Public Schools 63.04% 54.35% 68.97% $21,188
Spurwink School Inc * * * N/A
St George Public Schools 49.37% 34.81% 66.15% $15,338

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Surry Public Schools 57.69% 30.77% 56.67% $12,353
Talmadge Public Schools * * * $10,363
The Forks Plt School Department * * * $11,989
Tremont Public Schools 53.25% 46.75% 54.84% $17,925
Trenton Public Schools 57.47% 43.68% 69.70% $16,757
Vanceboro Public Schools * * * $11,349
Vassalboro Public Schools 51.09% 32.71% 58.82% $10,724
Veazie Public Schools 62.73% 55.45% 68.09% $14,714

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Waite Public Schools * * * $8,859
Waterville Public Schools 45.56% 31.01% 60.06% $9,889
Wells-Ogunquit CSD 56.98% 45.56% 62% $15,391
Wesley Public Schools * * * $20,987
West Bath Public Schools 49.51% 44.23% 65% $12,811
Westbrook Public Schools 41.51% 31.76% 41.94% $10,623
Westmanland Public Schools * * * $3,416
Whiting Public Schools * * * $13,151
Whitneyville Public Schools 55.56% 38.89% * $8,965

 


School District English/Language Arts/Literacy Mathematics Science Per-Pupil
Operating Cost
Willimantic Public Schools * * * $9,431
Winslow Schools 48.61% 31.05% 58.49% $10,710
Winterville Plt Public Schools * 53.85% * $9,452
Winthrop Public Schools 56.15% 41.65% 71.36% $10,687
Wiscasset Public Schools 39.39% 16.16% 56.63% $16,466
Woodland Public Schools 37.78% 30% 46.15% $8,930
Woodville Public Schools * 35.71% * $11,307
Yarmouth Schools 76.80% 69.98% 76.87% $12,726
York Public Schools 71.78% 58.44% 75.64% $15,856

Source: 2017-18 Maine MEA District Scores: https://lms.backpack.education/public/maine

Source: 2016-17 Per-Pupil Operating Cost: https://www.maine.gov/doe/funding/reports/perpupil

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