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Suzanne M Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 251 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2013

I have one child in school and I love the community and the school system. My son had some trouble reading and the teachers were very helpful and kept communication open, so I knew what was going on. My son, a year later, is reading at grade level and doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

I have two kids going through this school one entering 4th grade and the other going into K. Love the teachers and the comunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

I am so grateful my children go this school. The staff are amazing. The principal is top notch. I am very proud of my children and how much they have grown in school and in their own little personalities and know that the staff @ SES have been a huge part of that.
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Posted August 24, 2010

I have 2 children in this school and one with adhd. Everyone here has been very helpful and gone above and beyond to help my son. I am very happy with this school and have absolutley no complaints.
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Posted January 20, 2010

With a 4 out of 10 'score' based on standardized test results and knowing that Carmel Elementary 'scored' 8 out of 10, I don't know how anyone could rate this school above average. The staff doesn't challenge, encourage or reward above average students and they don't even push students to meet the reasonable academic goals that are set by staff.
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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%
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 92% 92%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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169 South Levant Rd
Levant, ME 04456
Phone: (207) 884-7444

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