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Dyer Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 295 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 24, 2011

My first-grader dreads the weekends!! This is an absolutely amazing school full of awesome educators. My daughter's education is so highly individualized and her needs are met exactly. Simply the best school in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My kids love going to Dyer Elementary. Our teachers and very caring and truly want the best for our kids. I feel our kids are getting a great start in life by attending Dyer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I have 2 children that have attended Dyer and one currently in 4th grade. The teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Caring teachers, a principal who is enthusiastic about teaching, and a host of volunteers who enjoy taking time to help educate our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Every teacher, employee and volunteers know all the children's name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The faculty and staff at Dyer are truly amazing, and make the educational process fun and exciting for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Dyer school a great community school. The teachers are fantastic and motivate the kids and make learning fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Teachers are true professionals with caring attitudes toward educating children to be knowledgeable and responsible adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love how the teachers are really 'there' for the students. They go out of the way to do whatever they can for the children. I also love the PTA and how involved it is with teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It served my daughter well and now my granddaughter loves it.


Posted October 2, 2009

The whole school includes parents in the learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

The teachers and administration are just wonderful - they care about each and every child and are very enthusiastic about what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

It provides a top notch education with a wonderful sense of community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I love Dyer school because of the teachers and thier comittment to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I love the personal touch that the Princpal adds to her school. The kids are very involved with activites at the school ie. mileage club, quit garden,PTA holds great fund raiser so that the kids can go on great field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

It is a nurturing learning environment which is rare in this day and age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

The faculty is committed to our children's well being and to supporting community involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Our school encompases spirit, mind and body. The teachers are motivated kind and caring. If there was space to write about each individuals name who has touched my childrens lives I would write something individually about each one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

First rate teachers.Very caring staff. Everyone is treated with respect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

The teachers are wonderful, they know and care about all of the kids. I love that they all know me and my kids.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%
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 89% 92%
Asian 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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South Portland, ME 04106
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