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Washburn School

Public | K-6 | 254 students

 

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Posted March 7, 2013

Washburn is a school which is not accustomed to having a student remain with them for more than a year or so. This has resulted in a decided lack of comprehension of behavioral, social or emotional issues a child might have. If a child is anything different than an average learner they promptly throw up their hands and say, "lets make an excuse to drop them on the special ed department." The outdoor safety is meager at its best and dismissal is a disaster for the swarms of walking students. Only two of the many intersections have crossing guards. While there are a few gems in the faculty it is by no means an example of compassion and dedication. I will be relieved when my child is moved to a different school and no longer suffering under their insufficient capabilities. If you have a special needs student, do them a favor and get them into a different school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

My daughter has attended Washburn Elementary School for two years now and love it. She has had two of the most wonder teacher over this period of time and has grown both socially and academically. She has been moved into the Gifted program for both math and reading. The school staff is very concerned with the well-being of all students and makes every effort to develop relationships with both parents and students. What a warm environment for my daughter to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I have had two children attend Washburn over the past 6 years. Our experience has been very positive with our children both qualifying for the gifted + talented programs in 4th grade. Communication has been great with few issues over the 6 year period. The teachers seem to truly care for the children and nurture them as well as educate them. I particularly like the fact that all the teachers get to know the children since the school community is so small. My kids did not participate in extracurricular through the school since in Auburn most activities at this age level are through the rec department.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 92%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Hispanic 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Auburn, ME 04210
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