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South Portland, ME
Students enrolled: 181

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165 Kelsey St
South Portland, ME 04106

(207) 799-3214
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March 21, 2012
Kaler School is a wonderful school to teach at! Project based learning model has been a great change for students in that learning becomes more hands on and relevant for the students. The students become problem solvers for real life, relevant problems. The students seem to feel the strong sense of community, which our mentoring breakfast has been a huge benefit for. Kaler is a great place to work and to send your student.

- submitted by a teacher
January 18, 2012
I love teaching at Kaler! The Project Based Learning model is perfect for making learning relevant and interesting for students.

- submitted by a teacher
January 18, 2012
Kaler Elementary School is the first elementary school in South Portland that is trying a Project Based Learning approach. This has been a wonderful way to have students lead the learning. The final products students have created really reflect the use of 21 Century Skills. Students and teachers also begin each day with breakfast mentor groups. These groups have centered students in being ready to learn and prepare teachers for the needs of their students that day. Absent & tardy numbers are beginning to be impacted in a positive way!

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2011
Bottom of 5 public elementary schools in South Portland. Working on improving this through some experiment teaching and educational programs.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
It's a mixed bag as to what you get at Kaler. Some teachers are fabulous and others should find a new profession.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
This is a wonderful school full of wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
Wonderful school, wonderful teachers and staff.

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James Otis Kaler Elementary School
165 Kelsey St, South Portland, ME  04106
(207) 799-3214
Last modified James Otis Kaler Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Otis Kaler Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top