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Dr Lewis S Libby School

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Posted October 11, 2013

I went to Milford from kindergarden to 8th grade. to tell the truth there were times where i hated it there but most of the time i loved every minute of it. the teachers are amazing and willing to help with anything you need. that are willing to sit down with you if you have a problem and talk to you about it. and to all these people who think Milford is a joke look again. look at what the PTO does to help the school. Maybe you should go in and take with your students teachers and figure out whats going on before you write stuff on here. The school is great and so are the teachers. if you dont like it then maybe you shouldn't have your child there because they will get the best education there weather you think it or not. and maybe its not the teacher maybe its your kids. find the facts out first before you go and start saying that it is a bad school.


Posted March 30, 2013

This school is one of the worst schools I have heard of. The principal's are always changing. And when they do. We usually get a horrible one. The disrespect from the teachers that the student get is absolutely awful. And the academics are way to easy. I advice you not to send your child to this school


Posted December 2, 2010

i am a student at this school and truth be told i lLOVE this school we learn new things everyday and and we NEVER ever are allowed to roam the halls or slack off .sure we have low test scores and our sports kids dont win everygame im a soccer player here and the most important thing is we try very hard at what we do.but the most important thing here is... i'v made so many friends the kids here are like family we are all in one pack we joke about things that we all know about unlike other school who have cliques at this young of an age.also we do not have the no open toe shoe rule any more and ps to the parent who think the cloathes policy is bull we have that so we dont look to revealing.


Posted October 28, 2009

this school is great the teachers are the best they will do any thing for u and i just wish i actually payed attention and learned more then i did


Posted May 10, 2007

I've been comeing to this school ever since I was in kindergarden. We have amazing teachers that will help you with anything you want. I also think that my 8th grade teachers are the best. Seeing how we have 52 students and we only have two classes except for specials and math. Also when mrs.Bustard teaches. This school has given me so many oppertunties since I have been going here and I am going to miss that going in to highschool. You get really close to all of your teachers and they will help as much as they can they stay after school and take study halls to help out also. Yes I do admitt that our sports are not as good as I would like seeing how I play a sport every season. But mostly because our field isn't ready.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

I would have to say that overall I am not impressed nor unimpressed with the school. I have found that the level of bullying is ridiculous but that the teachers are willing to help when asked. My son is special needs and he gets the help when he needs it. My problem lies with the lack of parenting in most of the parents that send their kids to school. If they could teach their children manners, it wouldn't be the responsibility of the teaching staff to control the behavior of the students. My daughter is gifted. She is allowed to express her intelligence and given the chance to complete more advanced work yet remain in the classroom. Not too many schools can do that for your child. Trust me, when you have a child on both ends of the spectrum, it isn't too easy to find a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Band does not start until 5th grade, leaving kids at a disadvantage in High School. Art work is graded harshly, risking the possible squelching of creative exploration. There are no intramural sports. Fields are often unusable. For the last two years, boys basketball practices were 2.5 hours long, girls were only 1 hour. We had no weekend or vacation practices, but other schools in our league did. Parents or recruited teachers coach. Without outside training/coaching, athletes have a difficult time competing at High School level. Very few children continue drama in High School. Children are allowed to leave classes to just hang out in the music room. Teachers who truly care, seem to be burning out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

Well i am a mom of a daughter that goes to that school and i think it is the poorest school ever.The teachers are there for thereslfs not the kids like when i was in school.My daughter is special needs and I think that she is not helped the way she should be but when i bring it to there attention all's i ever get is yes we are helping her.Only thing i can say is one that works with 5th grade resource teacher shouldn't be there she argue's with the kids so tell me she isn't on the same mantality as the kids.Sadly disappointed in Milford school.Oh and no open toe shows is bull.I buy my kids shoes not the school i will send them in whatever i buy them.If you have clothes an shoe policy than maybe uniforms should be worn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I have to disagree with a majority of these reviews, especially concerning the music, chorus and drama dept. I have never seen a teacher care so much and put so much time into her students as the one here at Milford. I have attended many concerts and plays and have been blown away with the talent and amount of effort that has gone into the students. I see no evidence of favoritism and feel that the best parts are given to the most qualified students. Everyone is given a fair chance. I think the school should be given the benfit of the doubt. Maybe its some of the parents that need the help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I was a student at Milford from kindergarden to 8th grade and I hated it. The teachers were nice, but couldn't control my class half of the time. The principals were stupid. I'm glad to be out of there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2006

I beg to differ with all of the other reviews. I happen to like the teachers at the school. All the teachers explain everything throughly and are there everyday that they are not sick. Most of them are nice and I don't know how you could say they are bad. My son graduated from Milford and is now a freshman at John Bapst. I'm not sure how Milford is a bad school. They have laptops for the upper classmen and they offer plays where your son or daughter gets to speak in it no matter if everyone else thinks their bad or good. The bullying is under control completely. If you want a good learning experience for your child then send them here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

I sadly have to agree with the negative comments about this school. Favrotism by teachers towards their own children or children of their co workers is in abundance, and nothing is done to curb it. In fact, it becomes something of a joke to watch the same kids at school concerts etc land the prime roles. Bullying is prevalent and is not squashed, and parents are made to feel like trouble makers should they dare voice concerns. Music lessons, art and drama are poor, and lack direction and substance as well as sports programs. Children are forced to be weighed in front of peers, which can cause low self esteem. A poor school with a poor attitude, poor quality of teaching and poor test scores. if you value your childrens education, find a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

I am very proud of our accomplishments over the last few years. We are showing continued inprovement in our 4th grade MEA reading and math performance. The Terra Nova standardized test in grades 3,5 and 7 show our students performing at or above grade level in all subjects. We work very closely with community organizations, such as Communities that Care and The River Coalition, which offer support for after school programs. These programs link learning with fun, two hours, three afternoons a week. We have established and maintained sound educational programming that results in students leaving with skills to be life long learners.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 4, 2005

As a thirty-plus year veteran teacher of the Libby School and having several former students parents as close personal friends, I find these reviews very disturbing. The Administration and staff have worked hard to make this school a positive experience for all. Among our former students are doctors, lawyers, teachers, corporate executives and business owners. On a recent standardized test given to grades three, five and seven, the scores for each were above grade level. Many of our staff has chosen to live in town and send their children here. If someone has an issue, I would hope they could express it in person.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 19, 2005

This school lacks professionalism and quality education. Children are bullied and nothing is done to curb the problem. Teaching staff are incosistant and favoritism is given to children whose parents work at/are involved with the school. They employ teachers who have an inability to work well with children, and can be mean and cruel. The hierarchy of principal and assistant principal are ineffective. Stupid school rules take presedence over quality of teaching and test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

I have been very disappointed with the Milford school. There are some terrific teachers, but unfortunately there are also many undesirable teachers who show favoratism, and prejudice. The administration is also biased and ineffective. Discipline is inconsistant, and ineffective. Sports programs are severely lacking. Politics plays too big of a role in extracurricular activities such as drama, chorus and band. There have been many incidents of bullying. I feel that students coming from the Milford school system are at a huge disadvantage when they enter High School with other communities who are far more advanced not only in education, but also in sports, music, etc..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2004

Extreme disappointment is the only way to express my feeling toward this school. The administration inconsiderate to the concerns of the parents and the curriculum is less than challenging. For a school with such a small average class size, you would think that the students would be performing and testing at much higher levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

It seems to me that many of the students here are just struggling along being shuffled to the next grade. A sad public school for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

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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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The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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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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The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

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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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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

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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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The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

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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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The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Black 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

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Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Milford, ME 04461
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