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The Maine Educational System 

People choose to live in Maine for many reasons.  Education is often at the top of the list, especially as families relocate from other area. Maine takes great pride in its educational system, and with good reason. From its primary schools – ranked among the top in the nation – through its renowned public university system and excellent private colleges, Maine leads the country in providing exceptional educational opportunities.

Local Schools

Use the map below to identify schools in Cumberland County, Maine.  For other parts of the state, use the search option to locate schools by town or zip code. 

The Maine University System

The University of Maine system serves 34,700 students across the State. Its seven campuses are recognized centers of excellence for Applied Engineering, Bioscience, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Forestry, Marine Science, and Microbiology. Maine also fosters public/private research partnerships with world-class companies, such as The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

Community Colleges

Established in 2003, Maine's community college system trains thousands of people each year. Its seven colleges offer courses in high-growth areas such as telecommunications, computers, and electronics, as well as traditional trades. Ninety-five percent of graduates are placed in jobs or continue their education, and 96 percent find their jobs in Maine.The community college system also offers free, customized pre-employment training for qualified businesses.

Private Colleges

Maine's private colleges provide rich academic programs gearing students for advanced professional studies and careers. Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin are among the nation's top-ranked colleges.

Learning Technology Initiative

To ensure that Maine students become technologically savy, every seventh and eighth-grade public school student and teacher in Maine is equipped with an Apple iBook laptop computer. Not only does the State's contract with Apple provide for the laptop
s, but also for the networks, servers, technical support, maintenance, and teacher training.

Addtional Educational Resources

Download  NECAP Testing Data - State Results 2012
Download Literacy for ME - DOE Comprehensive Plan

 Maine Assessment Scores - Recent Results in Math, Reading, Writing & Science
 Maine Department of Education - View Current Statistics
 National Center for Education Statistics - State Comparisons

 

 



 
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