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Limestone Community School

Public | PK-12

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Posted July 23, 2014

I am a Student at LCS and it is a great school!! Being a small community allows kids to have more one-on-one time with their teacher to learn new skills. We also have a very large INDOOR pool which all of the students can swim in throughout the whole year! Our principals are amazing!! They are fun and encourage us!! I think that any student could go to LCS and have a wonderful time!! I met a little boy in Kindergarten going into 1st grade and we are like best buddies! LCS is a small school, but it is perfect for a small community like Limestone. :)


Posted April 16, 2014

Being a small school is challenging but with new administration at hand I believe that good things can happen and will happen. Like all schools throughout Maine, you will have your pros and cons, not one school is perfect. A parent needs to be involved in their childs education from beginning to end and this is something that is challenging in our town. I've lived in Limestone for many years and has seen the town and school at its best and at its low. People need to come together to make it the best again, another thing that is challenging. I am working and will continue to work with the school to see that good things happen at LCS. I challenge other parents to do the same if you care about the town, the school, and for all children that attend LCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2010

Giving 1 star only because I can't rate any lower. THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE! Teachers without certification, low standards of behavior for both students and teachers, administration that is unconcerned and buildings in disrepair. Curriculum is well below standards and unchallenging for any average student. For the tax base, it is astonishing how bad this school is. BULLING IS A HUGE ISSUE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Our school is amazing. We are also very diverse. We have a junior olympic size swimming pool, a great atletic and academic team. Our school resides in a wonderful, supportive community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Being a small school with everyone together, being able to know students from beginning to the end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

We have a low teacher to student ratio and the kids get a lot of attention for better learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Growing up in a farm family I appreciate how supportive the school system is to agricultural programs. Being in a small community it's great that the school allows it's students to participate in these programs. What a great school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Limestone has agreat intergrated learning system for children with learning disabilities -emotional,behavorial, and mental. LCS strives to have every student excel to the best of his/her ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This school is, bar-none, the best environment for learning, creativity and socialization. The teachers are very supportive, and the students are all like family
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

This school has a large olympic sized pool allowing the kids to swim throughout the year. No other school in this county has that available to its students. This school also has some of the best athletic fields in the area. I would recommend Limestone Community School to everyone. It's small enough yet big enough to deliver top notch education to your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

A great school! Small, not overcrowded.....large pool that allowed us to swim all year long. A great place for your children to go to school and get a quality education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Our school is a friendly school and we welcome new students to our school. We have caring teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2008

Ithink LCS is a great place for learning. It's extracurricular activities are exelent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2008

LCS is an excellent school. They do a wonderful job with the limited funding they receive.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined 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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93 High St
Limestone, ME 04750
Phone: (207) 325-4742

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