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Elm Street School-East Machias

Public | PK-8 | 200 students

 

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Posted January 27, 2012

I agree that most of the teachers are great. I also agree that I feel uncomfortable going into the office and hearing the secretary and parent (s) talking about personal life. I should be able to walk into the office and not see parents lounging in the office. No other school allows this or should. Go in and handle your business and get out. What are we paying the secretary to sit and gossip or socialize. I just don't see any real growth in the school year to year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

Something needs to change at this school. Many of the teachers are fantastic but the school prinicipal is a dub. Why are the scores so low? Just last week I went into the office to ask a question. A parent ran out of the office crying and slammed the door open. The school secretary ran after her. This female is a parent and the school secretary sit and have inappropriate conversations for hours. Parents are discusted and even hate to go into the office and ask questions because one parent hangs out in the office. Keep your personal life out of our kids school and school office. Be professionals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Our children have done very well after leaving a local school that we did not feel was preparing or challenging them. Elm Street School offers a family like environment with emphasis on respect and expectations. We have a very strong parent / teacher group, teacher,staff, community and principal involvement - a true concern for education is evident while still offering many extracurricular activities - we have a great art and music program and a gifted and talented program for both academics and art. We are so happy with our decision to attend Elm Street School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

My children have all received a fine education at Elm Street School which has prepared them for high school and beyond. The art and music programs are top notch and the entire staff(teachers, custodians, bus drivers etc) has a sincere love of children. I would not want my children to attend any where else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Elm Street School is pretty good by public school standards and if your child is about average and you as parents lean toward conservativism and christianity, it is probably a wonderful place. The teachers and administration don't seem to have any idea how to handle out of the ordinary children. Many gifted children show deficiencies in other areas, but Elm St. has no mechanism to identify brilliant children who get bad grades and don't show any desire to explore that area. Also, the cafeteria serves things like chocolate donuts for breakfast and other junk food with (and for) lunch. The Farm to School program is a hopeful sign, but has yet to really take hold in the school culture.
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Posted May 28, 2008

Elm Street School has been a great place for our kids, kindergarten through fourth grade. The music and art programs are especially strong. The principal is excellent, and encourages an atmosphere where the children feel comfortable and learning can take place. The eighth graders scored highest in the state on standardized testing last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I have been very impressed with the quality and dedication of teachers and administration and especially appreciate the amount of focus put on creating a strong community which includes family partnership with the school. The school works very hard to support the parents who work hard in creating after school and social events to bring the community into the school and take the school into the community. Boy and girl scouts occur at school, there's an excellent art program, varied sports, spanish even in Kindergarten, tons of weekend events and an excellent after-school tutoring program. In addition to getting very individualized educational instruction, my children, husband and I feel we are part of a community dedicated to raising a generation of children who feel they belong and are responsible for creating the kind of community they want. I couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
62%
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 99% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 3%
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 62%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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East Machias, ME 04630
Phone: (207) 255-8692

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