Maine State Information

Where Maine Ranks
Maine National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,986 $7,734 9
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 18.0 21.2 4
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $24,631 $29,564 47
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $38,518 $45,771 35
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 75 %71 % 22
  • Black
  • -- %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 75 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: John E. Baldacci (D)
    Education Commissioner: Susan A. Gendron
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 202,084
    No. of Districts: 282
    No. of Public Schools: 662
    No. of Public School Teachers: 17,621
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $1.9 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 68.0%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 30.4%
    Students With Disabilities: 16.6%
    English-Language Learners: 1.4%

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