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East End Community School

Public | PK-5 | 435 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2014

I am a graduate of East End Community School. I went there for 3 years and I loved it. I'm sorry that others aren't finding it satisfactory, but the experience I had there was a great one. My teachers were amazing, and truly prepared me for middle school. I really hope that you can find the great things about this school because it really made my elementary school years full of fun and learning. The principal cares so much about her students, and I will never forget how beautiful and classy my 5th grade graduation was.


Posted October 23, 2013

this school is a joke and the principle needs to be replaced. many things have to change, i have brought all the issues up with the superintendent along with several other parents and we all have been ignored.. in the process of changing school. teachers are amazing and will be sad to leave them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

I just want to respond to the newest post by the parent that discussed the Somali situation. I agree with you, to an extent, and I think it's worthwhile noting. The refugee population floods the PPS and creates an reverse discrimination for those who may be bullied by the refugee kids. It's almost as if excuses are consistently made for them because of the "war torn countries, cultures, etc." I don't buy that and I certainly do not accept it when inferred at the school. So, just stand your ground in this case. It is true, it would be nicer in Falmouth or other parts where cultures don't clash so clearly, but it's a learning experience if your child can maintain good relationships. If not, then forget it, there is nothing the school can really do or will be interested in doing. Race integration is good, cultural integration is a science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

Our daughter is looking forward to another year at EECS. The school's teaching and administrative staff have been welcoming and responsive. The school's greatest strengths are its diversity and range of activities. There is great involvement from families which can be seen in the numerous after school events. The school seems to be improving academically every year. EECS is going places.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

My daughter is about to start her second year at EECS and really loves it. Last year we absolutely loved her teacher and how accessible and open she was to any questions or concerns we had. We like to be involved and her teacher totally welcomed our participation. The school and PTO offer a ton of family events and it seems like the teachers are always staying late to help at the family feasts, fitness nights, film festival, etc. There is a very inclusive feel to this school and I love how my daughter has friends from so many different cultures and family backgrounds and yet doesn't really seem to notice the differences. The school definitely recognizes and respects the diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and offers free breakfast and healthy snacks to all students in addition to the free/reduced lunch program. There is also a school garden so it is exciting when snacks are served straight from the garden! This school has some really dedicated and experienced staff who are working hard and the school definitely seems to be in transition with lots of new ideas and initiatives. We are looking forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

I second the previous reviewer. I am thinking of transferring my child to a different school also :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

We were excited for my daughter to start her kindergarten year the same the year the new East End Community School opened. Now she is almost through her third grade year and she will be going to another school in the district or to a private school starting next year. We will not keep her there one more year. The learning atmosphere is abysmal! Far too much energy is needed to deal with many of the students' behavioral needs. Due to the extremely high number of children who are far below proficiency (40%-45% according to the most recent NECAPS) teachers struggle to teach to those trying to catch up. Those students who excel don't have much company and their needs aren't getting met. It is not so much the fault of the administration or teachers, but more related to student demographics. What a shame- It is supposed to be an expeditionary
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%
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 43% 92%
Black 39% 3%
Hispanic 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 78%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Portland, ME 04101
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