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Van Buren District Secondary School

Public | 9-12

 

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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.

Grade level

Critical Reading

The state average for Critical Reading was 49% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined 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 95% 92%
Black 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:30
School Leader's name
  • Karla C. Michaud
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (207) 868-5420

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Husson University
University of Maine
NMCC
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169 Main St
Van Buren, ME 04785
Phone: (207) 868-5274

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