ME, NH, VT: public education in northern New England

Education in northern New England
MAINE NH VT US
Per capita income (in 1999 dollars) $19,533 $23,844 $20,625 $21,587
Population density (residents / sq. mi.) 43 147 67  
Pupils 195,498 205,767 96,638  
Pupil / teacher ratio 11.5 13.1 10.8 15.5
Per pupil expenditures (2006-07) $11,616 $11,531 $13,633 $10,430
 
Percentage of school staff who are teachers: 86% 81% 86% 87%
Hours of classroom instruction required in school year 900 1080 963
Percentage of high schools offering AP courses: 81% 94% 95% 60%
Percent of AP exam scores qualifying for college credit 61% 72% 68% 59%
 
National rank in K-12 achievement (EdWeek) 10 9 4  
 
NAEP scores
Scale Score, Grade 4 Math 241 246 244 237
Scale Score, Grade 8 Math 281 285 287 278
Scale Score, Grade 4 Reading 225 227 227 217
Scale Score, Grade 8 Reading 270 270 269 260
Scale Score, Grade 4 Science 160 161 160 149
Scale Score, Grade 8 Science 158 162 162 147
Scale Score, Grade 4 Writing 158 N/A 158 153
Scale Score, Grade 8 Writing 157 N/A 163 152

 

Sources:

State Profiles 2006-07, National Center for Education Statistics

Condition of K-12 Public Education in Maine, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, USM

Maine ranked 10th in K-12 Achievement