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Downeast School

Public | PK-3 | 335 students


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Posted August 12, 2013

This school just keeps getting better and better. They are really caring and work hard with the children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 23, 2013

DownEast Elementary is a school that is going through transition with the entry of Mr. Fournier but the problem is when there is no money to invest in the school, then there are no programs to help the kids. There are no afterschool activities, no fieldtrips and for elementary children, this is very important to mental and physical health. I see a lot of five stars and I might have rated it higher but since we have removed our child from the school, their new school is focused on investing in the child with after school activities and field trips around to learn about the community and excite the kids. On a positive note, Mrs. Sacchariccia (Spelling but Kindergarten teacher) was phenomenal to work with what she has to nurture the kids but also be a stricter influence on the kids when they needed it. Hats off to Mr. Fournier for coming in and working with nothing to bring a sense of normalcy and discipline to the school but it is really difficult to turn a schoola round when you don't have the funds to do so.

Posted March 29, 2011

I absolutely loved this school when I attended eleven years ago, I could always trust in the teachers and staff to help me understand what they were teaching and if anyone needed extra help the teachers would spend extra one-on-one time with you until you completely understood the curriculum. I would suggest your child go to this school.

Posted June 3, 2010

In 1960 I was in the 4th grade when the school was called Capart Elem. My teacher instilled a strong sense of values and love of books. In college I majored in English partly because of my experience there. I still consider it a major part of my education and smile when I think of those times, my friends there and my wonderful teacher.

Posted August 1, 2008

My child has attened this school for three years and i'm very impressed with their quality of teaching and caring for the students!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 30, 2005

Great school. Lots of parent involvement. Great activities done throughout the year by the PTO. Music and phys ed programs are awesome with activities in these programs being things such as concerts my Rick Charette and snowshoes in the wintertime. Spring fair and turkey dinner are always a blast. I cannot say enough good about this school. Best elementary school in Bangor, Maine.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 92%
Black 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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100 Moosehead Blvd
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 941-6240


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