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Fruit Street School

Public | PK-3

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 20, 2011

This school is lacking many friendly people, starting with most of the teachers. My children have attended for four years. The first year was great but after hiring a new principal, Mr. Babcock, every year has been a struggle. Most teachers are snarky and rude to students and when dealing with parents seem to forget who the parent is. There is an ongoing battle between younger teachers and old school teachers. They are definitely the rudest team of educators I have encountered in one school....with the exception of the office staff, art teacher, guidance counselor, and Mrs. Smith (3rd grade).This year has been by far the worst. Their new curriculum was not well integrated at all and my child's 1st grade class was being forced to stay in for recesses to do math. If you want to send your child somewhere to be taught kindness and compassion by example, this is not the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My 6 yr old granddaughter attends Fruit Street School in Bangor, Maine. I think it is a wonderful school with caring and creative teachers. An outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Great School overall with outstanding teachers and a fantastic principal. (Mr Dahl)
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Posted August 23, 2004

awesome grade school..did very well with my boys..especially my boy that has a visual disability. The teachers was very patient with him and was fantastic with him. I was sad he had to leave his kindergarten teacher Mrs.Turner but Im sure hes gonna do well with the others. Awesome schooll.thanks alot..
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Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or above

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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 86% 92%
Black 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 28%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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175 Fruit St
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 941-6270

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