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Holbrook School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

My daughter's school; Holbrook, is full of inspiration. Their G& T program is incredible, a real teal effort. My experience is, focus and family involvement with the teaching team equals success. Feel entitled? Feel like sitting back and having an education handed to you ? THIS is not the place. Holbrook staff work hard to succeed, my kid works hard to succeed. The retirees in town, well they work hard to discourage so we need to become innovative and exceed expectations. The retirees want to pull any sort of funding for the kids for out future, that is so the wrong approach. HOLBROOK, SAD63, is innovative learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2014

It has come to my attention that the administration makes a great effort to hide all inappropriate behavior that occurs at school. They do not tell parents when they ask for specific details of what problems their own child is having. They are completely lying in an attempt to help elevate the schools reputation. If a troubled student has a clean record in his file, then it is much easier to have them be accepted by the area high schools, thus eliminating the need to tuition students out to very expensive alternative educational programs. This is reason alone to dismiss the current principal and superintendent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2012

I think Holbrook is a good school. The teachers and staff are compentent and caring, and the principal is wonderful. Just because of a few squeeky wheels it has a bad reputation. Some of the people complaining of bullying do a lot of bullying themselves as adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

Every time I talk to a parent, I hear more concerns about our school. I am glad that I am not the only one who feels that our school is out of control. The inmates are running this school. I couldn't agree more that the leadership in our school needs to be changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

This is a middle school with poor leadership and guidance. There is relentless bullying and harassment by the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

Best I could ask for. Caring staff and students. Lots of programs for any child to find their true passion. WONDERFUL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

My children have been relentlessly bullied at Holbrook. We have talked to the Principal, but he does nothing to correct the problems. Poor leadership. The good teachers are leaving as fast as they can. I am sorry I live in this district.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%
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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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 95% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 4%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Holden, ME 04429
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