Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Memorial Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 8, 2014

This school is not clean dirty bully infested my child gets picked on every week! Nobody cares besides the vice principal who is a nice guy but my child come home and repeats inappropriate things he learns do not send your child here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Memorial is a great school to learn and It is mostly bully-free. We DO have assemblies about how to avoid bulling and the civil wrights team does a lot about that, Bulling is not a big big problem in our school. The teachers have a heart and DO care for their pupils. The vice principal and principal dedicate their time to the students and they will care if one of their students are bullied or anything happens. They are nice to everybody and they know everybody by heart. The classes challenge students from academically gifted from students that really need help in simple tasks. The sports teams and clubs are great and they have a interest for every student. I believe that everything the post from june 26th, 2009 is the exact opposite. Memorial is one of the best Junior Highs in Maine in my opinion.


Posted May 20, 2010

I love Memorial Middle School because it has enabled my grandson Philip to excel throughout his three years in attendance there! The teachers and staff are wonderful and really help each and every student to realize their potential and get them ready for admittance to high school learning!


Posted June 26, 2009

If you want to send your child to an apathetic, bully infested, and poor class quality school - then this is the place for them. The school will barely care whether your child is mistreated or not, they do have assemblies about how to not bully and what not - but believe me, it's just an act to make them look good. Classroom schedules are unorganized and only reach to the needs of an average student, no higher level classes given to above average students. It is a pitiful excuse for a 'learning' environment really. The outstanding band program and some of the teachers who love what they do are the only things that make this school any good at all.


Posted July 20, 2008

For average students this is probably a fine school. The teachers and principal really care and have been very open to meeting with us as parents. Sports seem to be fairly important. The band program in all the South Portland schools is very good and has a very active fundraising group which keeps it going strong. Our child was able to have after-school lessons in a second instrument just because she showed interest. However, if your child is academically gifted, don't expect much. The AG program is nominal (for Language Arts only; it met less than once per month last year!!) and there are just no resources for extra/more challenging work for the extra-bright kids. Although the AG program at the elementary school level was fine, we'll be moving soon to a district with a stronger academic program for high-level learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
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 59% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 92%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Black 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
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 4%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

120 Wescott Rd
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 773-5629

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Waynflete School
Portland, ME




Morrison Center
Scarborough, ME


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT