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Marshwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 577 students

 
 

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Posted October 28, 2013

After hurricane Sandy hit our area, Marshwood Middle School was left with no power. Instead of informing parents of the situation they kept quiet and started the school day like normal. I received a text from my child explaining the situation and that backup generators had failed and that the school was dark and cold. While trying to get a hold of the school ( which I couldn't because their phone lines were down as well) I found out more information from our local newspaper. I went to pick up my son and demanded to speak with the superintendent who just so happened to be on vacation. It was afternoon by the time the school finally called, from an outside line, and told of the power problem... Weeks later... a child at the school threatened lives of other students and again I found out from the local news before I was given any information from the school. Parents took to social networks seeking information about the safety of their children. Days later, finally, information from the school. The lack of communication is disgusting!!! The bullying is another issue... Superintendent Nash needs to get her school system back on track! Disappointed!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I'm new to this school (6th Grade) and I love it. Each community of kids are separated in to Marshwood colors, (Ex. 6th Purple, 6th White) Sure, maybe i'm separated from some of my friends, but they mix purple & white togeather in classes except for math and science. The dances are great, there's a DJ every time. At the end of the year, (around my or so) we even invite the 5th graders to the dance. Rock on MJHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

I just enrolled into this school and I really like it here. The Teachers are wicked awsome! The Dances are sooo much Fun, you will never want to leave. The allied arts soo cool! I alaways can't wait for them everyday. Everyone are very nice. The sports coachs are awsome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2007

I am currently enrolled in Marshwood Junior high school in the 8th grade. I love it here. Each grade is split in half into two teams. This gives the teachers a chance to become closer to their students. We have assemblies where we have amazing guests, and wonderful motivational speakers. The pep rallies are also a blast! We have tug-o-wars and student teacher basketball games. The teachers treat the students equally, and I feel I learn a lot every day. The allied arts are great. We have art, guitar, home EC, gym, computer, Spanish, french, and more. Our sports teams do great and our girls B basketball team was undefeated, and the Boys A only lost a few games. The parent involvement is good too. We have student led conferences and meetings. The teachers give out their email for parents if they want it. It is really a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2006

Someone told me that Marshwood Jr High was the weakest link in the school district.I now understand why they said this. My children have been miserable at this school. Both are bored out of their minds,(they are as different academically as night and day). The verbal abuse they have had to put up with by some teachers is appalling, the lack of discipline in the classrooms has been disruptive. Our input or suggestions that we are told are wanted go ignored or we are told 'that is not true', so giving any input is a waste of time. I have been completely disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

We have been very disappointed with the lack of willingness within this school's administration to deal with students outside of the mainstream. The willingness and ability to comply with special needs of students is non-existent and there does not seem to be any interest in improving this situation. We believe that, for the most part, the teachers are quite capable. However, they are hamstrung by a lack of support from their Principal. If your child is already a straight A pupil who is extremely well organized, they may do well in this school. Otherwise, they will be lost. We are very active parents who have always volunteered in our childrens' schools. This school neither welcomes this nor knows what to do with it when it is offered. We are very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

I personally hate my school. This school. They seprate us into teams every year. They consit of 6-Marsh Hawks, Sparrows 7-Ospreys, merlins 8-Kestrels and Harriers Every year they get a new team with new people. Meaing we spend our entire year making frineds, only to lose them. There is hardly any contact between the teams. Also, the parent involvment is less than good. HTere is none, unless requested. Teachers are okay, they teach fairly well, but many favor their students, being unfair to others. As for the Principal...she is not helpful to my school. SHe makes it worse, thinking up outragous ideas, that never work. There is no support to the students, and after-school activites are only sports. Many extras or Allied Arts are useless to students. This is only my opion, but I know that many agree with me.
—Submitted by a 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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
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 97% 92%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Eliot, ME 03903
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