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Jefferson Village School

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Posted March 4, 2012

Jefferson is a very awesome school, since we have a building it is way better and you can tell in the teachers and the students that it really makes a difference. This school has a very good rate for bullying because the students are taught to not bully others and we have a very nice staff a lot of the students will come in to school and give staff members a great big hug. Overall this school is my favorite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

Thank goodness my child is in 8th grade this year. I am so tired of teachers having favorites, tired of my child not getting the same treatment. Hey, if you're straight A or even better, if you are a star athlete, you'd be amazed, or sickened, at how a blind eye is turned to unacceptable behavior. But watch out to all those who don't make "the A list". Your child will surely bear the brunt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

A small community school with great staff, principal, PTA, parents and students! Keep up the good work Jefferson Village! Some our teachers have been working at Jefferson for many many years and I am very happy to have had three out of four children come up through those staff members. Couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Jefferson is a fine institution for higher learning generations of my family have gone there and it was a great stepping stone of knowledge for all.


Posted August 1, 2008

I really like all the teachers. They are very nice. They treat the kids very well. The gifted and Talented program are awesome! I was one of the Odyssey Of The Mind State champs , and got to compete in Baltimore. Thanks for saying Goodbye when we left. I appreciate it so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2008

Jefferson might not have the best appearance but Jeffersons staff is extremely nice and are there to give a helping hand. I think Jefferson is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2006

The general theory seems to just
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 30, 2006

My original comment was made in 2003. I now have only 1 child at JVS. High School has proven to be a blessing for the older 2. That said, there is new leadership at Jefferson. Thank God. There is an atmosphere of discipline and order. The students now know that poor behavior will not be ignored. Let's hope the Interim Principal is allowed to stay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

I have two children in this school system, thank God one will be in eighth grade next year. I can't believe some of the issue's I have had to call the school over, it is disheartening to me and definately my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

To be said in JVS's defense is that the school fosters a great sense of belonging to a caring and committed community, an increasingly rare phenonmenon in these digital/ techo/ cyber/ computerized times. The sports program has many committed coaches and parent volunteers (often the same people) who make the sports program excel year after year. And good sportmanship and character are actually taught and demonstrated, too. Does JVS have areas it could improve in? Sure. Could it use more funding, better facilities? Absolutely. But is it a bad school? This parent says a resounding no.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

My concerns about JVS are many. Lack of leadership, unfriendly environment for parents to enter, no foresight from the community. The list goes on. There is a light at the end of my family's dark tunnel, however, with high school approaching in a year. Is my son prepared? I think not. We have a lot of catching up to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

I have 2 kids in this school right now and I think this school is absoulutly horrible. My child who was in fifth grade when we moved here said he repeated fourth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

I currently have three children attend the Jefferson Village school. I truly believe that this small rural school could become an outstanding school. However, the current leadership or lack there of is what is holding this school back. I have lost my faith that the schools leadership team can do the job. In every area they shooting for the status quo. Parent concerns fall on deaf ears.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I have 3 children in this school. In the past 18 months all three have been assaulted by fellow students. One was a 'special needs' student so we made allowances for behavior. However, we were disappointed with the 'consequences' meted out by the school, to the offenders. As a note, I have been assured by the school, that my children are not a problem and that their own behavior has not brought on the abuse.
—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 62% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
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 66% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%
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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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 99% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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48 Washington Rd
Jefferson, ME 04348
Phone: (207) 549-7491

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