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38 Falcon Dr
Auburn, ME 04210

(207) 333-6655
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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 03, 2015
I went to AMS for 2 years, and I hated it. The teachers were so strict on my team and they made us walk down the halls completely silent, whilst holding up colored pieces of paper (red, yellow and green) we were graded daily on how 'good' we were. They also handed out Detentions for not having a book in Launguage Arts class, not passing maths tests 'on time' and if we don't pass papers in by a specific date, even if we weren't there. Another thing I really dislike about AMS is how some teachers don't follow the rules of mass customized learning (they're supposed to, it's how out standards work and how we pass grades) Also just so you know some of the teacher treat the students like they're 5 not 13 and 14, and the school is full of bullying, liers, cheaters and theives, fair warning!! I don't advise you to bring your kids to the school,Mao e will love it because it's brightly colored,smoke will hate it.

- submitted by a community member

October 02, 2013
AMS is a safe, engaging school where the emphasis is on creating learners, not just students who listen to lectures and spit back basic facts on tests. The school is moving towards customized learning where students take charge of their learning and move at the teacher's pace or faster. The teachers stay after school to help students, work with small Core groups of students on a biweekly basis to make sure no one slips through the cracks and really try to make learning fun and interesting. I am excited that my daughter can go to a pubic school which allows her to use her strengths and respects who she is as a learner.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2011
I really don't like this school. The problem is not the teachers, but the administration. Thye divide kids by teams, and if your kid is in a bad team, you're out of luck. There is more emphasis on socialization than learning skills. Kids have rarely, if ever, any homework assignments, and those can be turned in later with no loss of credit. Even bad students can easily be "honors" students! Once the child goes to ELHS, they have a really hard time getting used to the academic workload. If you want to set up your child for failure, send you child to his school.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2006
My daughter has started AMS this year I am pleased to say she is doing well with her teachers and extra curriculars. The music and drama programs are spectacular and she is very enthusiastic about the music/chorus/drama teacher. One issue she has with the school is teams. Most of her friends are on a different team and she rarely gets to see them anymore, and is having trouble ajusting to new ones. The parental involvement seems to be alright but not exeptional. I thank this school for helping my daughter become a (so far) 2 time high honor student in her 7th grade year.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2004
I can't say that AMS is the most diverse school, but it's pretty good compared to the rest of this predominantly white state. The focus seems to be on helping the seventh graders fit in, but once they get to eighth grade they're on their own. One of the deans seems to have a hard time connecting with kids and treating them with respect. It seems like he should be able to do this if he spends 5 days per week surrounded by over 500 of them. But that's just my logic. The Unified Art classes are spectacular; the teachers are magnificent and the students really learn a lot. Another thing I observed was that the students aren't given too much room for self-individuation. One 'Goth' boy was told, by the principal, mind you, that he was not allowed to wear eyeliner to school. This I saw unreasonable and intolerant.

- submitted by a parent
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Auburn Middle School
38 Falcon Dr, Auburn, ME  04210
(207) 333-6655
Last modified Auburn Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Auburn Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top