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Waterville Junior High School

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Posted November 23, 2013

Well, I am currently a 7th grade girl at this school, and I must say, I like this school a lot. All of my teachers are amazing. Band is my favorite class, and I think that the music program is awesome at my school. Of course, that's just from a student's point of view. We do have accelerated math classes and Gifted and Talented programs. One thing that middle school changed was that our parents weren't involved. I was really upset though, when I found out that we couldn't do foreign languages until 8th grade. Honestly, I was really looking forward to that. Also, we have a Student Council, Civil Rights Team, and Student Allies (LGBTQ awareness). And, they actually have made a huge difference in our school. Well, overall, I like going to this school. Comparing it to my elementary schools is like comparing an apple and an orange.


Posted June 6, 2013

The strings program is awesome. My child has been playing the violin since 4th grade with Mr Keller and I couldn't be happier with it. Honestly the strings program is one of the only reasons I'm keeping him in this school. We have had terrible dealings with the principal and vice-principal of this school. I think that changing the administration would help this school out immensely. The teachers seem very nice and helpful.
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Posted July 10, 2007

I have to say the strings program is amazing! Mr.Keller is the an amazing musician and conducter and teacher. He makes it fun for the students while still be strict. Also Most of the other teachers r amazing. The kids really like them-- and you dont hear that often. And the schools principal is the a greatone who tries to see the good in all students which can be risky but is also a great way of stoping some good kids who have made one mistake from making another one
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Posted July 10, 2007

the school is awsome. It has the best strings program in Maine. It has an enourmes amount of honnor roll students and its sports are amazing. [Baseball team was #1 by far and the track team, the football team has a future star in the game of football] its just the best school in Maine


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
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 89% 92%
Hispanic 6% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 3%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Parent involvement
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100 West River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 873-2144

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