Montello Elementary was the lovely school I attended in my formative years in Lewiston, Maine. I can still smell the cafeteria and feel the tether ball whacking me against my head when I missed. Oh, the good old days.

There are hundreds of exceptional elementary schools that have dedicated and caring teachers/staff, along with thousands of students, making it challenging to determine the absolute best.

Kenny Eliason via Unsplash
Kenny Eliason via Unsplash

However, according to US News, out of 479 elementary schools in Maine, ranked one fortunate school as the number one elementary school in the state.

Can you guess? I think a lot of us would say our own elementary schools due to pride, but there is only one.

Which elementary school is ranked number one in Maine?

Yarmouth Elementary School! With 371 students enrolled, this is a public school located at 121 McCartney Street in Yarmouth, Maine, and has grades 2-4.

Now, how did they determine they were the best?

Let's take a closer look. According to the data 98% of students scored proficient or above in math, and 97% in reading. About 16% of students are from minority backgrounds. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1, which is higher than the district average.

Don't get me wrong, Yarmouth is lovely, but of course I will always have an infinity for where I attend elementary school.

Coming in hot at the #2 and #3 spots are Friendship Village School in Friendship, Maine, and Harrington Elementary School in Harrington, Maine.

Which public school do you think is the best in Maine?

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