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West Harpswell Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2010

a great school with a an excellent student - teacher ratio
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

The West Harpswell School is at the heart of the Harpswell Neck community. Small pupil/teacher ratios and wide parental particpation have created a great learning environment.


Posted June 3, 2009

This is a great small school. The parents have every opportunity to be involved in their children's education at any level they wish. West Harpswell School has the higest MEA scores in Cumberland County. There are about 70 children in the school, hence the reason for combining classes. The educational levels help students to excell at a comfortable pace and offer the opportunity to be challenged. In our opinion it is a fabulous school that meets all our childrens' needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

There is lack of communication between the school and the parents. They are very unorganized and set in there ways. They do not have much parent involvement. They combine classes as in 2nd and 3rd graders are together and 4th and 5th etc. They are not a good school in our opinion.
—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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

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50%
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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.

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60%

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64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

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60%

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64%
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.

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54%

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83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

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54%

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95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

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23%
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.

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69%
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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Black 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 44%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9 Ash Point Rd
Harpswell, ME 04079
Phone: (207) 833-5961

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