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Williams-Cone School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 27, 2011

I love Williams Cone. I'm from a small school in the country and this school has the same feel. The teachers are amazing. After my daughter was born when my son was five he had some adjustment problems. mild, but not to him. The teaching staff were hands on and in contact with my husband and I non-stop via phone and email as well as in person. It took one semester and his bx is a non issue. I love Love Love this school. The have small classes, are hands on, first name basis with everyone. Not to mention the parent group that is constantly putting together events and activities as great fundraisers and school break activities.Very cute to see our teachers and especially our principle on roller skates at a recent WCS family night at the local roller rink. We are so blessed to have our son attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

This is a great small school. We have two children and they both have thrived here. My daughter had some trouble reading and they worked with us and she bringing her up to current standards. I am thrilled at the quality of teachers and the school board does its best to keep the class sizes small even with todays economic issues. What I most like is that we have gotten to know so many other parents and their children because of the small school size. Each year the kids put on a little variety show, their are many parent nights with different themes so the kids can show off their work as it encourages community involvement. This is a great small school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

We are very unhappy with this school. They 'label' kids and allow constant bullying to continue. The administration will not get involved or stop it. So many parents are unhappy that they are transferring their kids to other schools or putting them in private schools. My children cannot mention the word Christmas but they have Hannukah pushed on them every December. And if you speak your mind, you are labeled as a troublemaker. I am currently looking for another school for my kids, and if I have to homeschool them, then it may come to that out of pure desperation to get them out of this horrible, self-esteem crushing, environment. My kids beg me not to have to go to school anymore. It shouldn't be that way.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

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 62% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%
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 92% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black 1% 3%
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 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Topsham, ME 04086
Phone: (207) 725-4391

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