The K-12 education system equips learners with essential knowledge, skills, and tools to thrive in their future endeavors. The journey from kindergarten through 12th grade aims to develop the whole individual and provides opportunities to explore their passions, cultivate critical thinking, and become active citizens.
Maine’s high school graduation rate is a measure of educational attainment of the knowledge, skills, and disposition that prepare students to be college, career, and community ready. Currently about 86% of Maine students graduate in four years. Graduating from high school signifies more than the culmination of academic years; it signifies the acquisition of a diverse skill set that empowers students to make informed choices about their paths ahead. For more detailed information about high school graduation, see the Attainment section below.
Student success is multifaceted; it cannot be measured by test scores and graduation rates alone. Our goal is to look at K-12 education in a holistic manner, understanding and appreciating Maine’s diverse learners and learning environments and striving for equitable educational outcomes for all.