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Calais Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 280 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

i agree with the parent that gave the one star rating-in fact, i came here to make almost those exact same comments. some of the teachers can be quite mean and seem like they do not like kids...uh, bad profession to be in if you don't like kids. they need to replace SEVERAL of the teachers and send the 'retired' ones back into retirement. i am disappointed in what is acceptable here. it is like they have their own rules (or lack thereof) and don't care what the rest of the world thinks-since their world is just this small town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

My children have attended CES for 6+ years. They HAVE learned to read, write, and count, but they are not challenged. Almost all of the staff (teachers, administrators) are lovely to talk to; however, their performances speak much louder than their words and their performances leave EVERYTHING to be desired. I would give examples to support my statement, however, I have a limited # of characters remaining in this post AND I need to remain anonymous for the sake of my children. There are teachers at CES that have retired but returned to teaching. Those teachers are tired, grumpy, and out-dated. There are also a couple of exceedingly angry, harsh teachers, one in particular, who seem to feel that berating their students and yelling at them in front of others is acceptable. And indeed, it seems to be acceptable as the administration, that is well aware of it, continues to accept it. Additionally, bullying is a much bigger problem at CES than the administration wants to see. It is easier to ignore the problems than face them. I must concede, there are a few acceptable teachers. I would move my children to another school in an instant if possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

Nice flowery garden Clean floors, safe playground,Clean facility , new library that is well stocked (kids dont take out books cause they arnt allowed to check out more then 2) ........hmmmmmmmm SCHOOL NOT AMAZING staff to old, Facilitities not properly used. needs energetic young teachers..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

Excellent teachers Excellent team approach Excellent learning atmosphere Excellent curriculumn School is very clean, well maintained
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 62% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%
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 66% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

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 62% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%
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 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
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 92% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Black 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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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53 Garfield St
Calais, ME 04619
Phone: (207) 454-2000

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