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Wells Junior High School

Public | 5-8 | 449 students

 
 

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Posted December 29, 2010

I am now in 7th grade and I have been homeschooled all my life and last year I started 6th grade and all the students and teachers where so nice to me. I am very happy with this school, I am glad this can be my first school to be in because it is such a great school/


Posted May 12, 2008

I have lived in Wells my whole life (minus four years of college) and have been thoroughly impressed with the students and staff in the district. So much so, that after spending four years away at college, I came back to work as a teacher in the district. The school offers so many opportunities for students to grow and learn in a safe, friendly environment. I want my own children to attend school in the district someday so they too may experience the many educational opportunities the district offers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2006

Wells is by far the greatest school. I went for 5 years before having to move for 8th grade. I plan on going back to Wells my freshman year and for the rest of high school. Wells has far less violence and bullying then many other school do. Wells' teachers are great and very helpful to parents and students alike. Go Wells!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 29, 2006

I went to Wells schools for 5 years and enjoyed it. I am still going into 6th grade and i just moved to where i am now and i loved wells it was so hard to leave it i left wells in the middle of 5th grade and i finished the rest of 5th grade in le*a**n. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Patterson.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2005

i went to WJHS for two years and hated it. The teachers are arrogant and pick favorites nd leave the other kids out. The sports were excellent though, but overall the school was not enjoyable for me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 3, 2005

Overall this is one of the best schools in Maine with very high standards for all students and high quality of academic programs. While some teachers do play favorites. This is easily taken care of by a complaint. There is a extacurricular activities where a large amount of students are involved. High volume of parent and teacher involvement.
—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.
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
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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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 97% 92%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
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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1470 Post Rd
Wells, ME 04090
Phone: (207) 646-5142

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