2013-14 Summary of Maine School Systems


Maine has 234 school administrative units that comprise 492 municipalities (Definitions).

School Administrative Unit

Number of School
Admin. Units

Number of
Municipalities

SAUs under Individual Supervision

65

65

Community School Districts

4

11

Regional School Units doing business as School Administrative Districts

43

162

Regional School Units

26

140

SAUs in Unions (including Maine Indian Education)

7 (with 23 member units)

23
Alternative Organizational Structures 14 (with 73 member units) 105

TOTALS *

234 (with Union and AOS units counted separately)

492 *

* 14 municipalities belong to more than one type of school administrative unit structure.

  • 2 municipalities are members of a school administrative district and a community school district.

  • 12 municipalities are municipal school units and are members of a community school district.

 

There are 737 schools in Maine: 620 public and 117 approved private. According to Maine Statute, an Elementary school means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of kindergarten through grade 8. A Secondary school means that portion of a school that provides instruction in any combination of grades 9 through 12. Listed below are totals in a variety of grade combinations.

TOTAL SCHOOLS (4 Yr-Olds - Grade 12)
Public Private Total
(Note: Schools are not counted more than once in these totals)
620 117 737
Grades Included
(Note: Schools may be included in more than one grade combination)
School Type

Public

Private

Total

K-8
Elementary Schools 493 91 584

9-12

Secondary Schools
*Public count includes (2) State Funded Schools; and (2) Special Education/Alternative Education Schools; and (3) Charters
**Private count includes 60% Public Schools

124* 68** 192
9-12 Vocational
Career and Technical Regions 27 -- 27
4 Yr. Old
Schools that have an approved 4-year-old program. 200 -- 200