Skip to Main Content
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lewiston School Department is a public school district located in Lewiston, ME. It has 5,520 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
About Lewiston School Department...
Address
Dingley Bldg 36 Oak St
Lewiston, ME 04240
Telephone
(207) 795-4100

Lewiston School Department Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
1090
166 responses
Average ACT
27
6 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,520
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.1%
Do You Work at Lewiston School Department? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,743
Teachers in First/Second Year
26%

Finances

Total Expenses
$70,342,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,084/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Lewiston School Department Reviews

15 reviews
All Categories
While my own experience was very good, I can see why others would say otherwise. If you don't find your niche, you aren't going to have a good time. Even then, it is frustrating that most of the extra funds go towards athletics. As a basement dweller (music and arts) student, it was frustrating that the music department had to raise all our money on our own, and how the art teachers have to buy almost all their own supplies. Lewiston has amazing performers and artists - give them the funds to do good work!
Start Your Review of Lewiston School Department
Rate It!
I have been a student in the Lewiston Public School system from kindergarten through grade 12 and obviously there are always things to complain about as there is with any school system, but overall I would not have wanted to attend anywhere else. The teachers are involved and caring, the students are good kids, and there's plenty of things to be involved in for every type of student. The schools are large and very diverse, not just racially, allowing for interaction with every type of person. The high school is affiliated with a technical center that is right on campus allowing career-oriented opportunities for students. Many students leave feeling prepared for college and the real world.
Overall, this is a good school department. I have loved going here! The teachers are always supportive and caring, and they do a great job!