About Falmouth Public Schools
The town of Falmouth is situated on the coast of Maine, just north of Portland, Maine's largest city. The town covers 32 square miles, stretching from the coastline to rural areas farther inland to the west. Falmouth serves as a bedroom community to Portland, as many residents work in or around the greater Portland area. Our town boasts a local harbor, indoor and outdoor ice skating facilities, golf courses, a medical center, extensive hiking and biking trails, and a host of small shops and restaurants. Falmouth was settled in the 1600s, originally covering an area that is now Portland, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, and Westbrook. The total population of the town is approximately 12,500 residents. Around 25% of the town's population is over 55 years of age, and 20% of our town's population consists of school age children. More than 67% of the town's residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Falmouth's median household income was $125,000 in 2019. We are primarily an upper middle class, professional, suburban town. Our school district enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.
Falmouth Public Schools are consistently ranked among the top schools in Maine. We are governed by a single municipality. Our school board is made up of seven members and two student representatives from Falmouth High School. The school district has three school buildings, all situated on an 125 acre campus in the heart of the town's geographic boundary: Falmouth Elementary School, a K-5 National Blue Ribbon (2017) school with a student population of 900; Falmouth Middle School, a 6-8 National Blue Ribbon school (2016) with a population of 510; and Falmouth High School, a 9-12 National Blue Ribbon School (2018) school with a student population of 700. Our student attendance rate average is more than 91% at the High School, 96% at the Middle School, and 97% at the Elementary School.
Falmouth Public Schools K-12 are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The priorities identified through the self-study process deeply informed our strategic plan. See the NEASC Self-Reflection Report 2020 and NEASC Decennial Report - March 2022.
The Falmouth community continues to support the needs of our students and families by approving the school's proposed budget year in and year out. With support from the community, Falmouth Schools consistently supports the needs of its learners, providing per pupil expenditures above the state average and on par with neighboring peer districts. Recognized state-wide as a school community that is both high performing and fiscally efficient, students and staff are well supported with the resources needed to provide a quality educational experience.