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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 DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Acton School Dept50%33.97%66.67%$13,577
Airline CSD65.22%39.13%*$11,599
Alexander Public Schools50%**$10,458
Andover Public Schools57.14%42.86%66.67%$16,015
Appleton Public Schools55.79%44.21%64%$13,746
Athens Public Schools53.66%54.88%56.76%$10,718
Auburn Public Schools40.77%28.13%51.84%$9,509
Augusta Public Schools44.06%29.70%46.50%$9,987

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Baileyville Public Schools39.68%24.41%63.16%$12,395
Bangor Public Schools66.46%55.59%67.06%$10,645
Bar Harbor Public Schools67.83%58.87%88.61%$14,847
Baring Plt Public Schools47.06%*53.85%$9,605
Baxter Academy80.23%45.35%70.67%$10,474
Beals Public Schools55.26%27.03%*$12,731
Beaver Cove Public Schools***$17,356
Biddeford Public Schools40.81%25.79%52.67%$10,973

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Blue Hill Public Schools62.50%25.79%74.12%$12,431
Boothbay/HBR CSD55.71%34.29%67.96%$17,400
Bowerbank Public Schools***$8,708
Bremen Public Schools***$13,453
Brewer Public Schools52.23%38.04%67.83%$9,486
Bridgewater Public Schools50%45.83%*$9,146
Brighton Plt School Dept***$12,667
Bristol Public Schools59.57%46.81%80.39%$13,394

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Brooklin Public Schools57.50%40%58.82%$20,637
Brooksville Public Schools58.18%37.04%79.17%$19,991
Brunswick Public Schools57.47%43.73%67.69%$13,585
Burlington Public Schools51.85%33.33%64.29%N/A
Byron Public Schools***N/A
Calais Public Schools50.24%26.34%50.59%$11,874
Cape Elizabeth Public Schools75.49%63.20%81.23%$14,023
Caratunk Public Schools***$7,351

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Carrabassett Valley Public Schools75%62.50%*$13,104
Carroll Plt Public Schools***$11,144
Cary Plantation***$11,288
Castine Public Schools70.37%42.86%*$16,644
Caswell Public Schools17.24%24.14%50%$11,813
Charlotte Public Schools50%35.71%*$11,492
Chebeague Island Public Schools72.73%60.61%*$16,357
Cherryfield Public Schools41.03%17.95%61.54%$8,469


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Cooper Public Schools***$8,827
Coplin Plt Public Schools***$11,909
Cornville Regional Charter School28.07%20.18%37.50%$7,528
Cranberry Isles Public Schools***$26,864
Crawford Public Schools***$9,795
Cutler Public Schools63.41%36.59%*$10,448
Damariscotta Public Schools76%52%65.38%$14,798
Dayton Public Schools58.06%43.55%73.61%$12,334

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Deblois Public Schools***$7,622
Dedham Public Schools64.58%47.92%75.44%$9,841
Deer Isle – Stonington CSD28.99%18.12%49.09%$15,883
Dennistown Plt Public Schools***N/A
Dennysville Public Schools60%46.67%*$10,270
Drew Plt Public Schools***$10,379
East Machias Public Schools40%14.78%55.32%$8,721
East Millinocket Public Schools49.49%36.36%35%$12,717


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
East Range CSD***$19,966
Easton School Department54.84%46.24%73.68%$17,993
Eastport Public Schools37.04%18.52%37.50%$11,934
Edgecomb Public Schools69.74%50%71.05%$15,308
Educ. In Unorganized Territories45.64%32.48%57.96%N/A
Ellsworth Public Schools51.61%42.33%61.25%$11,184
Eustis Public Schools51.85%29.63%*$16,791
Falmouth Public Schools77.50%71.40%82.25%$13,572

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Fayette Public Schools62.16%41.89%66.67%$10,876
Fiddlehead School42.55%27.66%56.25%$10,502
Five Town CSD81.01%50.94%78.08%$14,090
Frenchboro Public Schools***$30,337
Georgetown Public Schools59.02%55.74%61.90%$17,570
Gilead Public Schools47.37%**$12,674
Glenburn Public Schools51.52%40.06%69.84%$11,338
Gorham Public Schools62.92%48.11%64.69%$11,266


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Grand Isle Public Schools33.33%**$10,214
Grand Lake Stream School Dept***$8,978
Great Salt Bay CSD56.49%46.15%82.56%$11,610
Greenbush Public Schools40.37%22.02%45%$12,068
Greenville Public Schools40.54%25.68%56.76%$16,266
Hancock Public Schools47.34%31.95%54.93%$12,758
Harmony Public Schools50.72%42.65%61.76%$11,132
Harpswell Coastal Academy32.94%17.65%42.86%$9,913

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Hermon Public Schools59.73%40.46%73.39%$9,665
Highland Plt Public Schools***$1,766
Hope Public Schools60%53.64%77.14%$12,023
Indian Island44%40%45.16%$23,586
Indian Township9.09%**$19,086
Isle Au Haut Public Schools***$25,008
Islesboro Public Schools29.03%30%*$27,206
Jefferson Public Schools50.66%30.92%71.01%$14,353


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Jonesboro Public Schools36.84%28.95%53.33%$10,552
Jonesport Public Schools27.63%22.37%40%$9,364
Kittery Public Schools61.91%46.39%68.81%$13,828
Lakeville School Department** $9,301
Lamoine Public Schools72.97%55.41%52%$12,269
Lewiston Public Schools25.42%16.87%30.29%$10,098
Lincolnville Public Schools63.97%49.64%83.78%$12,526
Lisbon Public Schools38.21%31.28%53.28%$9,372

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Long Island Public Schools56.25%50%*$18,232
Lowell Public Schools47.62%38.10%*$9,503
Machias Public Schools50%42.95%62.50%$7,998
Machiasport Public Schools46.67%15.22%37.04%$13,663
Macwahoc School Dept** $10,507
Madawaska Public Schools56.25%28.42%52.17%$12,115
Marshfield Public Schools55.56%44.44%61.11%$8,172
Meddybemps Public Schools***$9,520

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Medford Public Schools***$8,528
Medway Public Schools40.26%27.27%40.54%$10,493
Milford Public Schools35.08%40.41%56.41%$10,918
Millinocket Public Schools37.96%28.86%51.35%$9,480
Moosabec CSD46.67%*46.67%$18,487
Mount Desert Public Schools63.20%49.60%77.55%$18,103
MSAD 10***$10,486
MSAD 2750.12%33.49%50.56%$10,626


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
MSAD 4634.12%23.34%55.45%$9,580
MSAD 7653.85%44%54.55%$21,765
Mt Desert CSD74.42%51.16%56.10%$17,944
Nashville Plt Public Schools***$11,449
New Sweden Public Schools41.67%25%*$11,304
Newcastle Public Schools60%*60%$12,772
Nobleboro Public Schools65.04%44.72%55.56%$12,600
Northfield Public Schools***$8,633

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Northport Public Schools63.74%35.56%75%$15,439
Orient Public Schools***$11,739
Orrington Public Schools56.43%46.08%67.13%$9,367
Otis Public Schools36.17%25.53%38.89%$14,445
Pembroke Public Schools59.65%49.12%53.85%$11,565
Penobscot Public Schools65.52%51.72%66.67%$13,985
Perry Public Schools49.33%37.84%66.67%$10,140
Pleasant Point25.25%15.15%33.33%$22,939

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Pleasant Ridge***$11,955
Portage Lake Public Schools70%**$10,092
Portland Public Schools49.22%36.23%49.51%$12,450
Princeton Public Schools36.76%35.29%42.86%$8,442
Reed Plt Public Schools***$11,646
Robbinston Public Schools50%33.33%33.33%$9,896
Roque Bluffs Public Schools42.86%**$11,258
RSU 01 – LKRSU48.67%35.56%56.79%$12,093


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 0246.37%29.48%59.35%$10,934
RSU 03/MSAD 0338.43%18.18%54.66%$10,517
RSU 0438.18%21.68%44.19%$11,137
RSU 0563.89%56.89%78.10%$13,397
RSU 06/MSAD 0645.73%30.82%54.10%$11,028
RSU 07/MSAD 0746.34%29.27%57.89%$30,877
RSU 08/MSAD 0833.77%23.38%57.14%$16,227
RSU 0939.26%27.91%56.39%$10,021

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 1036.28%23.33%48.01%$14,390
RSU 11/MSAD 1146.95%35.10%63.68%$9,781
RSU 1248.29%31.51%59.81%$11,272
RSU 1342.25%26.66%50.90%$13,131
RSU 1451.38%32.33%57.80%$11,214
RSU 15/MSAD 1557.48%41.99%62.79%$10,582
RSU 1649.03%43.76%63.34%$10,145
RSU 17/MSAD 1737.30%24.96%45.62%$8,708

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 1850.07%38.03%59.32%$10,662
RSU 1936.43%24.10%52.17%$9,189
RSU 2041.63%29.57%62.04%$15,398
RSU 2170.72%56.45%75.53%$13,378
RSU 2259.24%46.35%68.37%$9,860
RSU 2344.18%22.96%47.17%$15,259
RSU 2444.83%29.34%59.89%$12,428
RSU 2542.78%25.96%54.15%$11,168


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 2668.81%56.40%78.48%$14,029
RSU 28/MSAD 2861.40%51.08%76.63%$14,296
RSU 29/MSAD 2949.25%34.03%57.25%$7,988
RSU 30/MSAD 3039.84%34.15%52.83%$11,409
RSU 31/MSAD 3138.27%25.13%46.15%$12,202
RSU 32/MSAD 3246.85%16.22%45.65%$13,205
RSU 33/MSAD 3353.78%42.86%60.34%$10,214
RSU 3442.40%37.26%52.61%$11,247

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 35/MSAD 3564.36%54.92%70.94%$11,440
RSU 37/MSAD 3750%43.61%52.67%$11,155
RSU 3856.88%39.46%70.24%$11,984
RSU 3941.05%30.14%59.77%$10,634
RSU 40/MSAD 4044.85%33.01%55.79%$11,300
RSU 41/MSAD 4121.19%17.22%49.24%$11,000
RSU 42/MSAD 4240.12%22.22%53.42%$10,313
RSU 44/MSAD 4448.20%39.34%56.74%$11,660

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 45/MSAD 4539.44%22.91%38.55%$10,689
RSU 49/MSAD 4945.28%39.58%59.65%$10,738
RSU 5048%33.23%52.78%$11,616
RSU 51/MSAD 5172.72%66.64%79.08%$14,703
RSU 52/MSAD 5245.34%39.61%54.69%$10,801
RSU 53/MSAD 5340.78%26.21%53.91%$10,138
RSU 54/MSAD 5441.79%29.51%54.33%$11,180
RSU 55/MSAD 5542.72%36.29%40.08%$11,033

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 5638.86%18.51%46.95% 
RSU 57/MSAD 5748.07%36.15%54.43%$11,005
RSU 58/MSAD 5850%36.36%63.06%$11,948
RSU 59/MSAD 5938.97%17.82%49.02%$12,608
RSU 60/MSAD 6053.93%37.68%52.07%$11,121
RSU 61/MSAD 6147.53%28.17%50.35%$13,734
RSU 63/MSAD 6357.42%46.17%63.40%$9,864
RSU 64/MSAD 6441.91%30.40%54.96%$9,250

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 65/MSAD 65***$23,198
RSU 6739.76%30.60%59.30%$9,431
RSU 68/MSAD 6843.09%26.23%50.41%$8,061
RSU 70/MSAD 7057.51%47.15%56.25%$11,588
RSU 7146.70%25.87%56.14%$13,332
RSU 72/MSAD 7246.49%25.04%55.30%$12,909
RSU 7332.18%27.48%49.81%$11,041
RSU 74/MSAD 7439.19%24.78%54.88%$12,081

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 75/MSAD 7552.80%39.94%67.30%$13,186
RSU 7846.46%35.35%74.47%$16,325
RSU 79/MSAD 0149.77%35.85%59.14%$9,986
RSU 80/MSAD 0447.41%27.04%61.06%$10,407
RSU 82/MSAD 1237.97%22.78%61.54%$12,471
RSU 83/MSAD 1341.67%19.05%38.71%$15,109
RSU 84/MSAD 1460.38%35.85%61.54%$16,047
RSU 85/MSAD 1949.06%39.62%39.13%$13,547

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
RSU 86/MSAD 2047.89%32.39%55.36%$9,622
RSU 87/MSAD 2348.98%32.50%54.84%$8,631
RSU 88/MSAD 2435.66%16.92%37.50%$10,637
Saco Public Schools54.78%40.68%59.69%$11,849
Sanford Public Schools44.91%34.40%54.81%$10,122
Scarborough Public Schools71.60%56.22%79.25%$12,645
Sebeois Plt Public Schools***N/A
Sedgwick Public Schools35.21%22.22%52.78%$15,024

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Shirley Public Schools***$13,011
Snow Pond Arts Academy62.16%*44.44%$21,287
South Bristol Public Schools68.52%55.56%76.19%$17,149
South Portland Public Schools50.82%35.20%54.90%$13,219
Southport Public Schools52.38%33.33%*$14,229
Southwest Harbor Public Schools63.04%54.35%68.97%$21,188
Spurwink School Inc***N/A
St George Public Schools49.37%34.81%66.15%$15,338

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Surry Public Schools57.69%30.77%56.67%$12,353
Talmadge Public Schools***$10,363
The Forks Plt School Department***$11,989
Tremont Public Schools53.25%46.75%54.84%$17,925
Trenton Public Schools57.47%43.68%69.70%$16,757
Vanceboro Public Schools***$11,349
Vassalboro Public Schools51.09%32.71%58.82%$10,724
Veazie Public Schools62.73%55.45%68.09%$14,714

School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Waite Public Schools***$8,859
Waterville Public Schools45.56%31.01%60.06%$9,889
Wells-Ogunquit CSD56.98%45.56%62%$15,391
Wesley Public Schools***$20,987
West Bath Public Schools49.51%44.23%65%$12,811
Westbrook Public Schools41.51%31.76%41.94%$10,623
Westmanland Public Schools***$3,416
Whiting Public Schools***$13,151
Whitneyville Public Schools55.56%38.89%*$8,965


School DistrictEnglish/Language Arts/LiteracyMathematicsSciencePer-Pupil
Operating Cost
Willimantic Public Schools***$9,431
Winslow Schools48.61%31.05%58.49%$10,710
Winterville Plt Public Schools*53.85%*$9,452
Winthrop Public Schools56.15%41.65%71.36%$10,687
Wiscasset Public Schools39.39%16.16%56.63%$16,466
Woodland Public Schools37.78%30%46.15%$8,930
Woodville Public Schools*35.71%*$11,307
Yarmouth Schools76.80%69.98%76.87%$12,726
York Public Schools71.78%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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