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Carl J Lamb School

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Posted September 8, 2014

I am very disappointed with this school. I have had 5 children go through this school, 16 years so far. I wish that I could afford private school. Our school district is terrible. Parents concerns are not addressed. Children are nothing more than numbers. This school in particular pushed relentlessly to medicate my son's ADD and kept pushing for higher doses. I found out that my son was sleeping 2-3 hrs. A day. After talking to our pediatrician and having outside testing done we found that he has an I.Q. At a genius level. He was BORED! Our pediatrician took him off the meds and the complaints of bad behavior came flying in, backed all the way to the superintendent. Our pediatrician advocated for us and was ignored, using his advice we lied to the school and told them we were using the meds again. ALL complaints stopped. Did you know that schools get extra funding for special needs children, including those with ADD only while on meds. There have been 3 teachers that I would recommend out of 15. Pray that you don't have a sickly child, this school is NOT supportive and the nurse is incompetent. Offering Popsicles before taking temps. No calls home after head injuries or 104 temps!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

My son just got out of kindergarten from CJL school and we loved it! The teacher and the teachers aide were both wonderful! The teacher was always very accessible and open to as many parent/teacher conferences as we wanted. They have an active PTG that hosted multiple school functions including a movie night, bounce carnival, friday fun nights, a fall festival and ice cream social. No complaints so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

This school is horrible! My son has attended 2 years and has high functioning autism. The school provided no support and did not follow his 504 plan. My son was bullied ruthlessly by peers and the teacher and principal did nothing for months until I demanded that they switch his class room. His teacher before we had his classroom switched made fun of the way he wrote and moved his desk away from other students because his desk was messy telling him it was to disgusting to sit near other students. This school is a disgrace and I am pulling my child and would never send another child to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

This school was okay it is a big school so I wouldn't recommend it for younger children. The student that go there call people names and bully and the teachers don't do anything about it. The ptg there offer some school dance that are fun. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone if anything I recommend Willard school .
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2010

The teachers are okay, but other staff are not generally friendly and warm. My children all had headaches a lot when attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

The school has kept in touch with my husband and I. He is divorced from the Mom, and she does communicate with us. We can not thank the school enough for the efforts they have ordian in keeping us informed. Thank-you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

i feel that this school will work miricles for your child. i myself went there and it was the greatest experience i have ever had.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
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 64% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%
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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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 92% 92%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 3%
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 7%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Springvale, ME 04083
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