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Shapleigh School

Public | 4-8 | 361 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2012

This school is horrible. This is one of the most judgemental rats nests my son has ever been to! You see, my son has Asperger's syndrome and he tends to get emotional sometimes. The teachers don't even help. THEY HURT! If I had a penny for every single negative phone call I got about my son, I would by filthy rich. My son claims that thestaff spreads lies about him to me. I believe him. So parents, If you want a good school, GO TO YORK!


Posted April 24, 2012

Shapleigh Middle School is one of the best Middle schools I ever attended! It was amazing. All the teachers and staff are so unbeilevably amazing I can't tell you enogh about them. Students who are ocming to shapleigh from the millitary stand point are nervous and scared but at the end, they never want to leave. I also think its amazing that they do the kittery ME Amori Japan program. WOW great school! <3
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2010

The kittery school system in general is a joke. as a parent of 2 former students in 2 of the schools here i have to say that neither school performed as it should have. my daughter was being bullied by another student there and when i went to the school (after several unreturned calls and emails) i basically got blown off. this is totally unacceptable. the teachers were there "to make a paycheck" and that was it. This is one of MANY reasons why we left and went to York! if you are looking for a great school system then i STRONGLY suggest heading toward York! My kids are happier and doing much better there!! Good Luck! *I am giving 1 start ratings because unlike the teachers i give credit for at least trying*
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

I am so dissapppointed in this school now. I went here 4 years ago and it has really gone down hill. Kids are fighthing inthe halls and the resounces are very limited. The town really needs to add money to eextracurricular activity's options are very limited and even when you do join you make no impact here or at my school I just graduated from Traip


Posted June 1, 2007

great teachers and staff, great school learning atmosphere, exceptional special education staff.


Posted July 19, 2004

This middle school is one of the best. The leadership is great the atmosphere within the school is truly positive. They really have a staff that knows the middle schooler and actually likes working with them. There is high expectations and genuine concern and caring for students. I am proud to be part of the school as a parent and member of our community.
—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 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

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 62% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

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 61% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
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 88% 92%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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43 Stevenson Rd
Kittery, ME 03904
Phone: (207) 439-2572

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