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Bucksport Middle School

Public | 5-8

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Posted July 28, 2010

BMS has some great teachers, the administartion does not listen or disapline students, and most students feel bullyed, it continues to go down on test scores because of the environment created by the administration and the lack of consequences. 2009-2010 it failed to make adequate yearly progress and is now being monitored. Test scores will not change until the students feel safe from harrassment by both staff and students. Many teachers or staff discuss you child with other parents against privacy acts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

This is a great school, with a curriculum incorporated with core classes and also a great technology department
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2008

I am a proud parent of a BMS student .Although he has only been in BMS less than a year,he has made some great progress.BMS is doing their best to make sure my sons education is right on track.Thanks to all of the staff that do a great job each and every day. L.Young,parent
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Posted February 21, 2007

My son has had an excellent education in the Bucksport school system. He has held all A's and has loved his teachers. BMS has a bully prevention program, many extracurricular activities and teachers that care. If I have a problem with anything I email a teacher or the principal directly and they respond quickly. His new english teacher sends out an email occasionally just to keep parents up to date on thier child's progress. The principal is like a captain of a ship and is so approachable that the kids interact with him often.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% 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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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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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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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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100 Miles Ln
Bucksport, ME 04416
Phone: (207) 469-6647

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