Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best special education schools in Maine. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top special education schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.
Best Public & Private Special Education Schools in Maine for 2022
Student Teacher Ratio
|1||AUCOCISCO SCHOOL||9||17||126 SPURWINK AVE||CAPE ELIZABETH||1.93|
|2||FUTURE BUILDERS SCHOOL||12||17||PO BOX 272||RAYMOND||2|
|3||NFI SIDNEY RIVER BEND SCHOOL||9||16||3895 W RIVER RD||SIDNEY||2.66|
|4||KIDSPEACE NATIONAL CENTERS OF NEW ENGLAND||2||17||16 KIDS PEACE WAY||ELLSWORTH||2.81|
|5||GLENN STRATTON LEARNING CENTER||8||17||PO BOX 159||HINCKLEY||3.16|
|6||GRAHAM LAKE SCHOOL||2||17||PO BOX 787||ELLSWORTH||3.36|
|7||NFI BUXTON – BEACON HOUSE||12||16||PO BOX 346||BUXTON||3.5|
|8||MAPLESTONE||12||17||PO BOX 588||ACTON||3.56|
|9||SAD #53 Alternative Education||07||12||167 School Street||Pittsfield||4.0000000|
|10||THE SCHOOL AT SWEETSER||6||17||50 MOODY ST||SACO||4.17|
|11||DODGE HOUSE SCHOOL||7||13||15 WAYSIDE AVE||BRIDGTON||4.5|
|12||MARGARET MURPHY CENTER FOR CHILDREN-RODMAN||1||1||415 RODMAN RD||AUBURN||4.62|
|13||PATHWAYS MERRY MEETING CENTER ACHIEVE PROGRAM||6||17||16 BURBANK AVE||BRUNSWICK||5.5|
|14||THE RENAISSANCE SCHOOL||7||13||15 SACRED HEART PL||AUBURN||5.8|
|15||MMCFC – FALCON||6||11||24 FALCON DR||AUBURN||6.5|
|16||MSE/MHC-COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL||6||17||41 PINELAND DR STE 200||NEW GLOUCESTER||7.66|
|17||STILLWATER ACADEMY||8||17||26 ACME RD||BREWER||7.66|
|18||MARGARET MURPHY CENTER FOR CHILDREN-CHARLES||6||13||27 CHARLES ST||AUBURN||8|
|19||CENTRAL MAINE LEARNING CENTER||7||17||PO BOX 269||BELGRADE||9.16|
|20||ANDROSCOGGIN LEARNING & TRANSITION CENTER||7||17||31 HOLBROOK RD||AUBURN||10.25|
|21||OPPORTUNITY TRAINING CENTER||3||17||PO BOX 1245||PRESQUE ISLE||11.33|
|22||SPURWINK SCHOOL-CORNVILLE||7||17||32 SPURWINK LN||CORNVILLE||15|
|23||NFI-STETSON RANCH SCHOOL||12||16||160 LAPOINT RD||STETSON|
For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.
For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!
Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.