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Hichborn Middle School

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Posted April 4, 2009

I belong to a community of caring teachers who work well together to provide the best learning environment that meets the needs of all of our students. Our school prides itself in ongoing professional development of its teachers and support staff in using research based practices that will best prepare our students for high school and beyond.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 29, 2006

I love this school! It is a small school with friendly teachers. I am a student
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2005

Being a student that attends to this school I can honestly say that this is a great school. I like the idea of the new programs that are going to be offered in the very near future. I believe that they will help with our schools poor test scores on the Maine Learning Results and MEA's.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2005

We give this School a 100% and for us is close to the House and My Daughter she don't have to take the Bus because she walk everyday and she is healthy.It's totally different then the School she was in before. The first School I gave 80%. this School in Howland we gave 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

This school has alot of potential, but the lack of teachers who are willing to be involved and supportive in their students lives is terrible. Being a former student of this school, I know that alot of the time I felt teachers were favoring other students. A few of my teachers were rude sometimes, making me feel worthless and unintelligent. But then again, there were teachers there, who made me feel brilliant and they were very supportive of my life goals. Principal Bruce Carter is wonderful. Discipline and safety is defintitley not an issue. The sports are very good. Some of the coaches credibility is questionable. Everytime I tried out I was turned down. Either I'm just no good or they were picking favorites, once again. Homework is an issue; too much is given out!
—Submitted by a former 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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
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 96% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
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 57%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Howland, ME 04448
Phone: (207) 732-3113

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