We all want the best education for our kids and I feel like our public schools do a pretty good job of providing that as best they can. But how do our schools rank here in Maine when it comes to quality of education?

Niche is a website tool that helps connect students and families with colleges and schools. For nine years they have ranked public schools across the country with a unique metric of combining user input, ratings from current students, alumni and parents, with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, and extracurricular activity opportunities.

None of Maine's public schools ranked in the top 5, but Niche has provided a list of just ranking for Maine schools, and I think you'll find that the top 4 all have something in common that other schools may not.

Here are the top 4 best school districts in Maine according to Niche:

1. Yarmouth Schools
2. Cape Elizabeth Public Schools
3. Scarborough Public Schools
4. Falmouth Public Schools
Did you figure out what they have in common?

Yarmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and Falmouth are all some of the more wealthy towns in Maine. That means the property taxes collected are higher than in many towns in Maine, which can correspond to better salaries for teachers and a better education system overall.

It makes sense that towns that have more money to put toward education will show up at the top of the list.

If you want to see where your school district ranks in Maine, just take a look at the ranking on the Niche website.

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