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What is Attending Enrollment?

Attending Enrollment is an attending student count, or a head count of students enrolled at each school on October 1st and April 1st of each school year. Attending Enrollment is a school-level count, reported by each individual public school and approved private school. 

Attending student counts are based on where the students are educated.  Public school district attending counts include: (1) students from the local school district attending schools in the local school district, plus (2) students from outside the school district who are tuitioned there from other school districts. Private school counts are simply the number of students who are attending that school.

Attending enrollment DOES include the following students:

  • Students who attend schools in the Unorganized Territories
  • Students who attend State Operated Schools
  • Students who attend a Charter School

Attending enrollment does NOT include the following students:

  • Students who attend Special Purpose Private Schools
  • Technology or Vocational Centers
  • Students who attend out of State schools subsidized by Maine school districts
  • Students who are primarily home schooled and who may attend a public school or approved private school for a few classes

If you are looking for Resident student counts, based on where students live, please see Resident Enrollment.

If you are looking for Resident Subsidy Counts, based on where students live, please see Resident Subsidy Counts.