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Wells Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 476 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2014

I have 3 children in the schools, one in each and they have grown up here. Great schools and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

My child is in first grade and so far I have nothing but good things to say about the education he has received. There is a great sense of community in the school and education is the top priority.
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Posted February 24, 2010

We are impressed with the school and teachers. Teachers ARE responsive and communicative. Safety of the kids is of utmost importance and We appreciate that. I do see much parent participation and a great PTSA. Academically, I'm impressed as my child started reading and writing on his own at the end of Kindergarten. I appreciate each and every department and teacher. I have nothing but praise for WES! Parents: You get what you pour into you child(ren). We are to work corporately and cooperately with our teachers / schools for academic success.
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Posted December 7, 2008

We've been very happy with the teachers and staff at the school. Great programs, lots of help and great communication with parents keeping them informed about everything going on with the school and the community. I think they push the kids to learn more at a young age, but that's all schools today. Beautiful building and safe happy enviornment which is a must at a young age!
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Posted April 26, 2007

This school is terrible! Unresponsive staff, teachers. Academically we were disappointed. Parent involvement was all about getting recognition, not doing what is best for the kids.
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Posted February 19, 2007

Parents are very involved. Wells PTSA has a large following and runs Many programs every year. Teachers are friendly and student focused. The school building is new, bright, large, and super clean. Well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

Parent involvement is low. People seems somewhat stuck up. Academics: the school is great. Small classes and a brand new school that is beautiful and large.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 6%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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276 Sanford Rd
Wells, ME 04090
Phone: (207) 646-5953

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