Bangor Public Schools


The Bangor Public Schools district in Maine consists of 10 schools, including 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school, serving students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. While the district as a whole ranks 39th out of 177 in the state, there is a stark contrast in performance between the top-ranked elementary schools, such as Fourteenth Street School and Fruit Street School, and the lower-ranked ones, like Downeast School and Vine Street School.

The William S. Cohen School stands out as the top-performing middle school in the district and one of the best in the state, consistently ranking in the top 10. Meanwhile, Bangor High School has seen a decline in its statewide ranking, dropping from 8th in 2020-2021 to 51st in 2022-2023, despite maintaining a relatively high 4-year graduation rate of 89.9%.

The wide range in free/reduced lunch rates, from 29.17% at Mary Snow School to 89.8% at Downeast School, suggests significant socioeconomic disparities among the schools in the Bangor Public Schools district, which could be an area of focus to ensure equitable access to quality education for all students.

District Detail

 73 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401

 (207) 262-9125

SchoolDigger Rank:
39th of 177 Maine districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,454

Primary Schools: 7
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maine Department of Education.

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