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Gray-New Gloucester Middle School

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2 stars

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Posted October 28, 2013

I went to GNGMS since 5th grade, and believe me I'm not impressed. I hated the principle, and according to the reviews so did everyone else. She's really rude, and she doesn't care about anyone but herself and the people who get all good grades and are the perfect students. I was bullied HORRIBLY through out 7th and 8th grade, to the point of I was scared to go to school. Constantly I felt the whole school was against me. I had no support from any of the teachers/councilors. I went to the principle for bullying but she never did anything. It's ridiculous. I definitely don't suggest going to GNG because it's horrible.


Posted August 27, 2013

This school helps kids work comfortably. if the kids are ever behind the Teachers strive to help get that Student caught up on their school work. The Teachers and Staff at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School Teach their students right.


Posted August 1, 2013

I hate this school!!!! The principal picks on us kids for no reason! Recess is to short. We can only stay on the tar and off the snow in the winter! Even if we are prepared! Hate this school. Here is a word of advice: GET RID OF THE PRINCIPAL!!!!!!!!!


Posted December 14, 2012

I went to this school and now my daughters go there. The principal seems to pick on my oldest on a daily bases, either about what she is wearing or some stupid comment that is just not right. She has even come up to her at lunch and she said dont you think that is too much and looked her up and down and trust me when I say she has no reason to talk and secondly my daughter is not big in any way, maybe she is jelouse. my other daughter is in a multi age class and because the teachers move up in grades she is learning the same exact things this year as last year and she is bored and now starting to get into trouble for talking, she has ADHD but being bored doesnt not help that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

I've been deeply involved in the schools for the past decade. They have transformed teaching and learning, and have excited and engaged the staff. There are multiple pathways and opportunities for students to learn and grow, and community involvement and engagement is sought and encouraged. To those frustrated with their child's experience, I say get engaged and involved - support your child and teaching team in the classroom, participate in board meetings, become a "patriot parent" - be the change, be part of the solution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

I think this school is pretty good. They are using the RISC program, which is standards based. I noticed most of my teachers all share a dream for us to learn. They guide us along, and along the way I notice some negatives but this school isnt as bad as all the reviews say.


Posted December 13, 2011

I'm baffled as to why they keep the principal. The bullying in the school is insane yet the principal brushes it under the carpet. Baffling as to why the district has an anti bullying policy when the admin of the schools don't follow it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

GNG Middle school is by far the most horrible school I know of!! The princepal does a horrible job as well as quite a few teachers. They seem so uncaring and cold. My daughter has been there about a year an a half and has come home crying and very upset. Horrible school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I am an educator and a parent of a child who is near the top of her class academically. She has always expressed a love for school through the years until she reached the Middle school. She is bored and unexcited about learning when I ask her about school, which really upsets me. When she wasn't being challenged, the teachers gave her extra work instead of having a program in place for her. I had to ask several times to meet her needs in very heartfelt letters until I had to resort to being more aggressive in my approach. When I go to the school for conferences I have to ask to see her GT teacher. as the reg. teacher doesn't work closely with him. I'm sure there are individual teachers that shine as there is anywhere, but I would pay money to see my daughter come home excited about school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

I am a current student at Gray New Gloucester Middle School and I do not feel that teachers are 100% there for you. It feels almost as if they treat you like a number instead of the person you are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2007

No sports programs available outside of basketball. Not enough teaching time or (blackboard work), spent with the students. Students left to fend for themselves on learning. PE education virtually non existent.
—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.
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Gray, ME 04039
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