Maine



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Maine state board of education consists of nine members each serving five-year terms. Board members are appointed by the governor. The governor also appoints two nonvoting student members to serve two-year terms.

The state board has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Overseeing Charter School Authorization

Governor

Paul LePage (R)

Chief State School Officer

Robert G. Hasson, Jr.

Appointed by the governor

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 44.2%

English Language Learners: 2.8%

Served by IDEA: 16.1%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 2011

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 6

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 857

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Maine has submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Maine’s ESSA approach.