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James F. Doughty School

Public | 6-8 | 383 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2011

I went to this school a few years ago and I thought that the current staff could do a much better job at acceptance and bully prevention seeing as how my little brother calls about six times a day because the bullies at the school will not leave him alone the other day he got beat up on the way home from school on the bus.


Posted May 28, 2004

Our family has found that JFDS to be wonderful for our first son, who is an exceptional student and athlete, and he had a great time at this school. However, our second son has special needs and requires extra help and numerous accomidations, and the response of this school has been terribly disappointing. The administration and staff don't seem to care how much he struggles, and seem to put forth little effort to take any extra steps to help him succeed. We have had meetings, and I felt we were just brushed aside, with them telling me what they would not do for my son, and the principal not seeming to understand what my son is like, or needs. I work in a school district that bends over backwards to help all of our students succeed, including those with special needs. How disappointing that Doughty School doesn't make that effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

My family has, unfortunately, had a very negative experience at JDMS. We have found the administration to be unresponsive and unyielding to parental requests for assistance in educating our children. This school is definitely segregated by socio-economic class, with the students from the higher stratus being given preferential treatment. Having a child with special needs attending this school has been an incredible challenge. Accomodations do not come easily no matter how simple. Overall, our experience has been a negative one. This is very disappointing after having an exceptional experience in the K-5 grades at Vine St. and Fairmount Schools.
—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 64% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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 59% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
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 90% 92%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bangor, ME 04401
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