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The Maine schools that have shrunk the most

Maine public schools have seen drastic declines in enrollment over the last decade as many communities around the state have lost population as a result of changes in the economy.

Between 2007 and 2017, about two-thirds of schools, 392 of 592, saw a net decline in their student populations.

A Maine Focus analysis determined that every county in Maine has seen a net decline in public school enrollment, led by Lincoln and Aroostook counties.

After having 11,380 public school enrollees in 2007, The County saw that number drop to 9,287 by 2017, a decline of more than 18 percent.

The Fiddlehead Focus / St. John Valley Times is pleased to feature content from our sister company, Bangor Daily News. To read the rest of “The Maine schools that have shrunk the most,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Tyler Blint-Walsh, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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