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Fort Fairfield Middle/High School

Public | 6-12 | 289 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2008

Fort Fairfield school is AWEFUL, especially the high school. Either you have to have a 'certain' last name or really really smart to make it. Most of the teachers are just there for a job. They are so excited to 'help' your child at the first of the school year, however by the middle they don't care. My children have been going to this school since kindergarden. I also step in an help my children as much as possible, however parents can only do so much especially if you work outside of the home. It's the teacher's job to 'teach' our children with the help and support of the parents. My youngest is now a junior in high school and can't read cursive, tell time and his math skills are aweful! What's that tell you about the school? My child doesn't have a learning disorder either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

Most of the teachers are good and actually concerned with how the students are doing in their acedemics.The administration however needs to be replaced with thoose who will be concerned with how the students are doing and not how they look publicly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

The level of parent involvement seems to be on the rise. The addition of after-school tutoring and the five o'clock club have given more incentive to students to complete the assignments necessary for learning. The quality of the academic programs mirrors the education of the staff, many have masters degrees. Aside from those parents whose students make learning difficult for others through their disruptive behaviors, many parents tell us that they are very satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2006

If your child has special needs, do not let them go to this school. The teachers are willing (to some extent) to work with the parents and child, but the administration needs to be changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

Fort Fairfield Middle School is the worst school I've ever dealt with, the Principal,Teachers, and Staff, are all rude, they think their way is the only way, or no way at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

fort fairfiel school is not a good school if you have a child with special education needs. If your child has a behavior disorder forget it you just get phone calls telling you how bad your child is and ask you how to fix it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2003

Most teachers at this school will work with a parent, but if they do not voluntarily do so it is very difficult to obtain assistance from administration in a timely fashion.
—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 64% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%
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

Critical Reading

The state average for Critical Reading was 49% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 92%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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28 High School Drive
Suite A
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
Phone: (207) 472-3271

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