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Central School

Public | PK-3 | 452 students

 

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Posted October 26, 2013

My opinion is that this school and the district cares entirely to much about it's public image instead of it's students. Both of my children adored most of their teachers but their classroom experiences were not as loved. On a daily basis both would come home and expkain how they're class was disrupted by misbehaving students. It seems like admin isn't properly supporting teachers in this matter. If students are being disruptive then get them out! After our experience here and at the middle school we choise to leave the district and couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

The teachers and staff ar CES are very devoted to learning. however, there needs to be a better literacy program for all student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

ES LA MEJOR ESCUELA QUE JAMAS HAYA VISTO, MUCHAS GRACIAS A SUS PROFESORES Y DIRECTORA POR LA AYUDA QUE SIEMPRE NOS BRINDARON. WE MISS ALL OF YOU A LOT, THANK'S FOR EVER.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I cannot begin to state what a tremendous school Central School is. This success is attributed to the fine leadership skills of its principal, a former Central School classroom teacher. Her amazing talent and knowledge in keeping parents informed, students welcomed, and professional faculty who support her leadership and love of learning for all students every day is truly amazing. We are so lucky to have such a successful and challenging learning environment in this town that still flaunts its low per student spending ratio. This is a public school of 474 students and the principal knows each student by name at least by mid-October. So glad we live here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This lack-luster school is poorly managed and seems to not take partental interests into serious consideration. I have been rquestion a parent - teacher conference now for months (even in person), and the administration has not responded. I feel cut off from my child's education. I can't even get a clear picture of what an average day is like for him. Truly feeling cheated by this and cannot understand why any clear-thinking person would decide to send their child there instead of the far more professional and involved Eliot Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

The parental involvement in this school is amazing. It is encouraged and welcomed by the staff. There are many opportunities to volunteer and participate. The staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
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

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Student ethnicity

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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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197 Main St
South Berwick, ME 03908
Phone: (207) 384-2333

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