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Maine
Maine
Maine Department of Education, State House Station no 23,
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
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Superintendent of Education
Commissioner J. Duke Albanese, (207) 287-5114
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
James E. Watkins, (207) 287-5841
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
James E. Watkins, (207) 287-5841

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
211,817 213,593 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
749 721 Public schools
14,204 15,551 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
33,215 33,215 Land area in square miles
6.4 6.4 Public school students per square mile
2.3 2.2 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
1,185 1,239 State population (in thousands)
$2,416 $4,199 State revenue per capita
$2,076 $3,576 State expenditure per capita
$363 $502 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$96,171 $126,956 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 298 100% 326 Total public education agencies
67.1% 200 87.1% 284 Regular school districts
32.6% 97 12.3% 40 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.3% 1 State-operated agencies
0.3% 1 0.3% 1 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 25 to 99 schools
3.7% 11 2.8% 9 10 to 24 schools
17.4% 52 16.3% 53 5 to 9 schools
57.4% 171 54.0% 176 1 to 4 schools
21.5% 64 27.0% 88 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 749 100% 721 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
92.9% 696 96.1% 693 Regular schools
0.1% 1 0.1% 1 Special education schools
3.7% 28 3.7% 27 Vocational schools
3.2% 24 0.0% 0 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
34.7% 260 34.7% 250 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
15.0% 112 15.3% 110 PK, K, 1 to 8
10.8% 81 12.8% 92 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
3.7% 28 3.1% 22 7 to 8, 9
2.7% 20 2.1% 15 7, 8 to 12
11.7% 88 13.0% 94 9, 10, 11 to 12
17.1% 128 14.8% 107 Other grades
0.4% 3 0.1% 1 Ungraded
3.9% 29 4.2% 30 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
1,620 828 Prekindergarten
16,988 15,864 Kindergarten
18,227 17,116 First
15,792 16,601 Second
15,496 16,826 Third
15,165 16,621 Fourth
14,812 17,421 Fifth
14,596 17,512 Sixth
15,330 17,481 Seventh
15,204 17,124 Eighth
16,651 15,849 Ninth
16,647 15,010 Tenth
16,541 13,562 Eleventh
15,567 12,851 Twelfth
3,181 2,927 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
14.0% Students in special education with IEPs
24.5% School membership eligible for free lunch
13.5% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
78.9% 13,692 95.1% 11,795 Regular diploma
  1.7% 212 Other diploma
16.6% 2,888 3.1% 379 High school equivalency
4.4% 771 0.2% 19 Other completers
    3.1% Dropouts
      61.5% Dropouts who were male
      2.9% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
232.2 284.1 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
24.5% 22.6% Students below basic level
75.5% 77.4% Students at or above basic level
27.5% 31.2% Students at or above proficient level
2.8% 5.5% Students at advanced level
163.0 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  22.5% Students below basic level
  77.5% Students at or above basic level
  41.5% Students at or above proficient level
  4.1% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 24,410 100% 30,246 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
58.2% 14,204 51.4% 15,551 Teachers
11.0% 2,683 14.2% 4,286 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.8% 441 2.0% 593 Guidance counselors/directors
1.9% 463 2.0% 605 Librarians/library support
6.2% 1,508 5.8% 1,750 Administrative support
15.5% 3,781 19.9% 6,016 Other support services
        Administrators
3.4% 838 2.9% 880 School-based
2.0% 492 1.9% 565 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.4 1.0 Teacher to all other staff ratio
10.7 12.6 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$15,762 $21,108 Average beginning teacher salary
$23,425 $33,676 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.0% 1.0% Public school teachers with no degree
69.0% 68.8% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
26.7% 28.4% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
4.3% 1.8% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$10,946 $18,629 National school lunch
$840 $3,253 National school breakfast
$22,157 $29,143 Title I
$9,902 $18,324 Education for the handicapped
$5,564 $7,759 Vocational and adult education
$3,903 $10,289 School improvement
$3,196 $2,984 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$641 $694 Bilingual education
$55 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$886,378 $1,499,504 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$4,185 $7,020 Revenue per pupil in membership
$839,860 $1,351,500 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,965 $6,327 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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