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District Great Salt Bay Community School District
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559 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543

(207) 563-3091
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4 stars
Based on 9 ratings

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November 24, 2013
The teachers principal and staff are invested and very caring about the students / I believe that is what sets this school apart!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
We moved here for this school and amazing community. We looked at top private schools around NE not worried about cost yet found this public school and active community towards the school to exceed all the others. I love how the children, teachers, administration and parents work with so much involvement, not just for their own children, but to raise children in the community the right way for a better future. We have not had any bad experiences with this school. I love how it is an eclectic but amazing group of families who respect and support the others. The school is so committed to each child I feel. The music, sports, and academics are all excellent and there for each child to reach his or her highest potential. In the past we paid over 8k per child to attend other private schools in a different area to only have one very sub par experience. This school has brought both of my children from being in a low academic percentage to straight A's due to the schools teaching methods and care. A huge turn around for both in confidence, growth, respect and knowledge. We could not ask for a better school all around!!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
GSB is an outstanding school for the small town and small student population that it serves. There is an energy and vibrancy that is immediately apparent after just one visit. Special Ed receives as much attention as does gifted and talented and "specials" such as music and art. There is a reason why families move just to be in this school district!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2012
There are some wonderful teachers at GSB and then there are some that are obviously biding their time until retirement. I think the school was better 5 or 6 years ago than it is now. Academics are okay, but not great. They do have a pretty wonderful music program and the band and chorus are great.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
Both of our children recently completed their K-8 education at GSB. It was an exceptional experience for all of us. The administration, former and current, actively sought/seek excellence from all of the staff, custodians to teachers. Are there a few duds? Yes. Any large staff is bound to be less than perfect, and human nature means that we all cannot see eye to eye despite good intentions. It is worth noting that a number of men are on the staff, something sorely lacking in many primary schools

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
Administration is very out of touch with the rest of the school. Many of the teachers do do a good job, but there are some put little effort into teaching and try to fill class time with busywork. Phonics are extremely lacking in lower grades. Music, art and gifted/talented focus only on specific favorite students and many others get little out of these programs. Also, in the review saying the administration is good is from five years ago, when the administration had all different people then it does now.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2008
This school has such a positive atmosphere. Students and teachers alike seem genuninely happy to be there. Academics are very strong as are other pursuits such as art and music. There is a lot of support for student to do their best. There is an atmosphere of inclusion and a spirit of acceptance for all people. What more could a parent or student want from a school?

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
We are currently paying tuition for our daughter to attend GSB versus our local school. We are thrilled with the quality of education that she is receiving and the level of teacher and parent communication. The gifted and talented program has proven to be fantastic as it has allowed our daughter to flourish!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
GSB is a great school. The administration is top-notch and it shows in the teachers, students, facility and events. There is a tremendous amount of parent support. The student-teacher ratio is great. The art and music teachers are wonderful. The atmosphere is like a school from my childhood, not a bustling madhouse like those we moved away from. I am very impressed with GSB and would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
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Great Salt Bay Community School
559 Main St, Damariscotta, ME  04543
(207) 563-3091
Last modified Great Salt Bay Community School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Great Salt Bay Community School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.