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Athens Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 150 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

Athens Community school as we are now called is a wonderful school for students to learn and grow. The teacher to student ratio is one of the best around and the community involvement is outstanding. As the previous poster stated we are now a first year school district, for we withdrew from the SAD we were with so we could secure the future of this school to continue to be a Pre-K through 8th grade structure for years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Our school (changed it from my to our because it isn't my school it is our community's school) is a great place for any child to grow, learn, and have fun. With the opportunity to go from grade Pre-K to 8th in the same building, its a great chance for students to learn from older students and to learn to be role models as they become the older students. What better way to grow character in a student than to have them have the opportunity to do that? A small school also allows them to get any and all help and aid that they may need as class size stays small and teacher help is always there. Cannot say enough about our teaching staff...always there, cheerful and ready and willing to help any student or parent. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Athens Elementary School - Athens, Maine This school is a great school where kids come first. They take a great of pride in making sure all kids needs are met and that they are able to learn. The community school is one where your child can receive a great education and have the opportunity to learn and grow with support, guidance and excellent educational instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Athens Community School is now on it's own. We pulled from our RSU as of July 1, 2013. We are a small community with Fantastic families and Teachers. Our staff is dedicated to the education and welfare of our students. We have a low student to teacher ratio, which means there is plenty of one to one. Athens Community School is a fun and energetic place to raise children with wonderful memories.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2013

I have always been impressed with the academic integrity at the Athens Elementary School, now the Athens Community School. The teachers definitely have the students first and foremost on their minds.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2013

All 3 of my children went to Athens Elementary School and received the best education: one on one help when needed, varied curriculum, educational field trips, community involvement, emphasis on math and science through the Beacon Grant which has continued yearly, sports available to every student, academic achievement awards and teachers that supported the students, parents and community. I have always liked the fact that Athens has a staff that is willing to work with parents to better their child's education as well as the social aspects of school.


Posted August 8, 2013

Athens is a strong community and has very devoted parents. We have incredible teachers who care about our children's education and welfare.....We as a community voted to leave our current district and become an independent school (Athens Community School). In the long run this will benefit our student, but this 1st year we will have ups & downs. Please look at our school to donate the $5,000 it will help in many areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I like their Christmas Musical program, the plays, how they involve parents in monitoring the progress of the kids, as well as in the watching the programs mentioned above. Although Maine is mainly a Caucasian community, I did not see any racial discrimination against my kids (we're Filipino immigrants). On the contrary, my kids were very well accepted, and the staff were very supportive during the first weeks of adjustment (for 5 and 9 year-old kids), not discouraged by the language barrier. After two weeks my kids were completely at home, and they love their present school. They get the attention they need, all the positive as well as negative reinforcement they need depending on their behavior/performance. I say Athens Elem. School is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

I'm a former graduate of this school. And my experence at athens was great. The teachers really do care about you. It is small so everyone knows everyone and you get the 1 on 1 attention that you need. Also for what they have to work with it is great. Good music program witch I was involved in. And a good sports program 3 time champions of the pine cone league in basketball. Deffiniitly athens is awsome. ~G CLARK~
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2005

This is a small school but that means your child will get all their needs met. The music program is, without a doubt, the best in the state for public schools.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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8 Fox Hill Rd
Athens, ME 04912
Phone: (207) 654-2561

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