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Farrington School

Public | K-6

 

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Posted February 17, 2014

Farrington school is a true haven for my kid. They also offer great ESL classes with an outstanding commitment from Ms Robin Wilkinson for kids learning growth. The staff Ms Morgan is very nurturing and always taken great care of my kid. If you are looking to keep your children out of the element other schools are plagued by, then check out this little school! We are moving to Texas, we hope we get see the staff like Ms Robin and Ms Morgan there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

Farrington is an amazing school with absolutely wonderful teachers! My son has done so well from day one...we have never had a complaint. When my son did have an issue the principal took extra messures to make sure my son felt comfortable. They go above and beyond what anyone could possibly expect from them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

In the midst of difficult contract negotiations for teachers who have been underappreciated in this district, the current principal has done an amazing job of maintaining morale among the teachers at Farrington. They are great educators by themselves, but even more so because they have great leadership and support by the principal.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 14, 2005

I never thought I would say this about Farrington but I have become increasingly disappointed in how the schools atmoshpere has become. Administration has become over involved trying to dictate children's choices in clothes, food, and experiences. They have enforced food regulations that are ridiculous (no packaged foods, granola bars, cereal bars etc.) There are also so many behavior issues now that the average or above average child is getting lost in the shuffle while teachers and admin. deal with the 'below average' or trouble children. There are twice as many 'rules' as there were two years ago but some how they now have twice as many behavior issues. Maybe to many rules=more behavior problems. There are relatively no extracurricular activities, sports programs are non existent in the school program. On a positive note, 95% of the teachers at Farrington are amazing and dedicated individuals. They are maintaining the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

farrington is a very good school to go to i went there and now my daughter does i feel safe sending her there knowing she is being watched and taught what she needs to know.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
41%
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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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 92% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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249 Eastern Ave
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 626-2480

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