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1457 Maine Street
Poland, ME 04274
p. 207-998-5400

Bruce M Whittier Middle School
in Poland, ME

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Poland School Department
State Agency:
Maine Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered7th Grade – 8th Grade
LevelMiddle School
Teacher FTEs18.8
Surrounding communityRural, Distant Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Poland, ME 04274
Total Population4,847 (N/A urban / 4,847 rural)
Households1,838 (2.63 people per house)
Median Household Income$47,940
Families1,432 (2.92 people per family)
Pop. — African American21
Pop. — Asian15
Pop. — Pacific Islander5
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native28
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)4,809
Pop. — Other6

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 32 24%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 14 10%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 46 34%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     12%
English Language Learners     0%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A73%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A87%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A85%
White Non-HispanicN/A78%
All Students>79%79%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 103 80.57%
GED Recipients     5.34%
Other Completers 3 0.70%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Bruce M Whittier Middle School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic1<N/A2%
Asian / Pacific Islander1<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native1N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic130>96%94%
7th Grade 1 1 1 1 68 72
8th Grade 1 62 63
Total 1 2 1 1 130 135

Poland School Department – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Bruce M Whittier Middle School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides27.0<22%26%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors1.5<1%1%
Library / Media Specialist2.0>2%1%
Library / Media Support2.0<2%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)1.8>1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)3.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff Total4.8>4%3%
District Admins5.0>4%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt13.3>11%11%
School Admins5.5>4%4%
School Admin/Sppt19.5<16%16%
Other Support33.3>27%24%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Poland School Department Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $1,110
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$13,971,000>$16,494$6,118
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,192
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,192
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$13,071,000>$15,432$5,792
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund   
 Bond Fund  $1,196
 Other Funds  $1,614
Total Revenues$15,168,000>$17,907$14,323
Total Expenses$13,889,000>$16,397$13,968

Poland School Department Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$4,418,000$2,841,245
Special Education Programs$1,061,000$858,412
Vocational Education Programs $382,851
Other Education Programs$256,000$152,304
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$5,735,000$2,552,000$3,673,386$1,546,633
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$128,000$56,000$218,713$93,921
 General Administration$129,000$52,000$89,863$46,476
 School Administration$578,000$201,000$343,179$140,782
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$395,000$136,000$295,670$101,769
 Student Transportation$290,000$116,000$188,869$76,385
 Business / Central / Other$119,000$26,000$80,125$24,498
Food Services$117,000$40,000$140,454$52,455

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Poland School Department.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$198,000<$233$390
  General Administration$231,000<$272$362
  School Administration$882,000>$1,041$745
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,350,000>$1,593$1,286
  Student Transportation$554,000<$654$867
  Business / Central / Other$191,000<$225$313
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$404,000<$476$478
  Enterprise Operations   
  Other  $392
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $31
 Adult Education$23,000<$27$120
Capital Outlay
 Construction  $795
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $62
 Instructional Equipment$11,000<$12$71
 Other Equipment  $264
 Non-Specified Equipment  $96
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$333,000<$393$2,561
Debt Interest$656,000>$774$301

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Poland School Department.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$213,000<$251$293
  Children with Disabilities Idea$267,000<$315$629
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools   
  Title V, Part A$2,000<$2$23
  Vocational and Tech Education  $23
  Bilingual Education   
  Child Nutrition Act$146,000<$172$192
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $582
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$4,316,000>$5,095$3,839
 Staff Improvement Programs  $20
 Special Education Programs  $3
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs   
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$75,000<$88$220
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits$1,236,000>$1,459$1,106
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions$5,901,000<$6,966$7,742
 Property Taxes  $7,096
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$2,605,000>$3,075$774
 From Cities and Counties  $150
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$5,000<$5$37
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$2,000<$2$33
 School Lunch$283,000>$334$172
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts  $23
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $142
 Interest Earnings  $83

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