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Sanford Jr High School

Public | 7-8 | 486 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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Posted February 26, 2014

Sanford Schools have got to be one of the worst environments for students when it comes to adult teachers and Principals for bullying there students, The lack of care and lack of teaching to their students is very degrading to their students. They are disrespectful to parents who are involved with their children's learning and grades. If issues arise between both students and teachers, I as a parent have been told we have no time for you or your child and to take it up with superintendents office. Adults bullying children is worse then children bullying children, My experiences have been with both children bullying my children and grown teachers and principals bullying me as a parent and my children. Horrible learning place for kids, they so don't follow policies of no violence or bullying being tolerated, they allow it and the Adults in charge do it themselves, to parents and students. Unacceptable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

My school is honestly the worst. I go here, an just it seems like no one cares. I sat in the bathroom for an hour crying because I just don't want to come here anymore.


Posted July 20, 2013

Sanford Jr high school is the best school ever!! My LC one teachers from this past year where Amazing!! They where so easy to talk to especially Ms White. But not only the LC teachers where amazing The allaid art teachers where as well especially Mrs Bjorn. I'm very glad to say I went and had the Experience at the Junior high! Some other things I did Like where that there where so many clubs and sport Teams to chose from! But I have to say Ms.white,Mrs Bedell and Mrs.bjorn are the best teachers ever!!!!!!!


Posted November 25, 2009

I love this school. My teachers in LC 1 are awesome. They are easy to talk to, and if you need help with anything, they'll help you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

This school has a wonderful, caring principal and the guidance department goes above and beyond what you find at most schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

the teachers are really nice and do a good job teaching. MR KANE RULESSSS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

The principal and vice principal are wonderful and understanding of this age group. Some of the teachers need training, not in educating a person, but rather educating and understanding teenagers. Discipline is well above average. Safety excellent. I feel quite safe while my child is at Sanford Junior High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Sanford Junior High has excellent staff members, a caring guidance department, however, the demographics of this district make it difficult for a middle class child to keep the norms of a middle class philosophy. Many programs are missing. Gifted and Talented positions are few; it is made up of two consultants to oversee too many schools and students. There is no foreign language departments available at the Jr. High School. It is geared for children who are at the poverty level. Most resources support this statement. Overall, staff and administration are doing an excellent job with little room for programming for the middle to upper class family .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

Sanford Junior High School is an excellent school. It has a mix of students from all income levels. It has some excellent teachers and a very helpful guidance department. There are many clubs to participate in. It is always clean and welcoming. The rate of parent involvement could be higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

Sanford Junior High School is a very good school for anyone interested in clubs. They have everything from Student Council to the Yu-Gi-Oh Club. The Sports department is also above average with Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Cheering, and more. I think the structure could use improving, and they should be more strict. My son, Eric gets teased a lot at this school and the teachers/principal do not seem to do anything to put a stop to it. However some of the students are not all that good, but the actual school itself is pretty good.
—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 59% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Two or more races 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 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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708 Main St
Sanford, ME 04073
Phone: (207) 324-3114

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