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Auburn Middle School

Public | 7-8

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted March 5, 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


Posted 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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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 59% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
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 86% 92%
Black 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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38 Falcon Dr
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: (207) 333-6655

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