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Fairmount School

Public | 4-5 | 300 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2011

In the past I have attended this school and so have the past three generations of peeople in my family, when I attended the school almost five years ago I found that all the teachers there just wanted to help the students and they are all willing to work with your child one on one after the school day. But the last time I went to the school it looked like it could use some extra funding the paint on the walls and ceilings are chipping, it looked like there was a little water damage, but the knowledge that one can learn from these teachers is far greater then what the looks of the school is all the school really needs is a few simple touches to bring it back into the current time.


Posted October 18, 2007

In a quite moderately populated neighbor lies Fairmount School. Wonderful student coucil program, homework complaints @ home parents..they have the answer student study hall offered M-F! No arguments and home on the late bus in time for supper. Teachers one goes abroad for the summer so they can teach your child global exposure. Morales ethics and good food end the student store year with a trip to subway to 'reward' you for all the money you have raised and this year all the lives you are contributing solutions to. Wonderful neighborhood and wonderful school it's a wonder more people haven't caught on-
—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 66% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
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 91% 92%
Black 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 941-6260

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