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Bonny Eagle Middle School

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Posted August 22, 2010

I already liked BEMS when I lived in Maine, but now that I have moved out-of-state, I *really* know what I'm missing! I have yet to find a school in MA or RI that has such a positive atmosphere, and the administration really has their ducks in a row--a rare thing these days! BEMS, I miss you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

This school is a really good school for transitions. The students and staff make students feel welcome every day.


Posted June 10, 2009

I highly disagree with one of these reviews. Bonny Eagle is a perfectly fine high school. Of course the school has teasing and bullying. Granted, teasing and bullying are bad things to have in a school, but I would like to see a school where kids don't say these kinds of things to each-other. I just don't appreciate the fact that Bonny Eagle is being singled out. Regarding the teachers, they know how to connect to students as they are teaching them, holding their attention, and offering more than the traditional lecture-style method. Also, unlike other high schools, there is a fine advanced placement program (also offered in the middle school) that provides better opportunities to those who excel at school, instead of just helping those who do not. This program helps kids greatly in preparation for their future. Overall, I believe that Bonny Eagle is a satisfactory choice for
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2009

I love this school! All my cousins and siblings went to this school and went on to be very succesful in life.I attended THe middle and high school and am very pleased with the teahcing. There is quite a bit of bullying but not as much as most schools!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

im a student and the teachers are great and everything its awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

Bonny Eagle wasn't the kind of school I had in mind for my children. There is lots of teasing, bullying, etc with kids calling each other 'Speds' , 'retards' and many more rude remarks. The principals were very kind and understanding but the teachers are another story. They don't have a very good teaching method and tend to tease the students a bit. The extra-curricular activities, however, are average. I would not reccomend this school to another person
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Bonny Eagle wasn't the kind of school I had in mind for my children. There is lots of teasing, bullying, etc with kids calling each other 'Speds' , 'retards' and many more rude remarks. The principals were very kind and understanding but the teachers are another story. They don't have a very good teaching method and tend to tease the students a bit. The extra-curricular activities, however, are average. I would not reccomend this school to another person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

Bonny Eagle Middle School is one of the best in Maine! The students and staff are wonderful! I would strongly reccomend this school to anyone... withuot hesitation!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
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 95% 92%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
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 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Buxton, ME 04093
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