MAINE SCHOOLS AND NEIGHBORHOODS: WE ARE HERE TO HELP
SchoolsK-12.com is a site designed around the needs of a relocating family with school age children. It is a site that allows the family to search public and private Maine schools, but understands that choosing the right Maine neighborhood is equally important to a successful move. Through a network of local sponsors and experts, Schoolsk-12.com can guide a family through the process of choosing an excellent Maine school located in a great neighborhood taking into account such things as affordability, accessibility to work, to shopping, the traffic patterns and more.
ABOUT Maine SCHOOLS
Maine schools boast a total statewide student population of 213,117 attending 711 schools in 236 public school districts and 139 private schools. Public school revenue and expenditures vary by school district but Maine public schools spend an average of $9,053 per student each year. That ranks Maine schools number 9 nationally.
Student teacher ratio is an important statistic cluing parents into the probable attention their child might receive individually in a classroom setting. Maine public schools average a student teacher ratio of 12:1. Maine private schools average 4:1. Also, high schools in Maine average a student body population of 415, while Maine middle schools and elementary schools average student body populations of 262 and 222 respectively.
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CHOOSING THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It wasn't so long ago that a child's education was limited to geographical boundaries set by the local school district. Increasingly, government is injecting "choice" into the equation by allowing children to enroll in the school of their choosing, regardless of where they live, as long as there is sufficient classroom space available.