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Oxford-Cumberland Canal School

Public | 3-5 | 219 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2013

Excellent community of caring, competent teachers and staff. I feel lucky that my children can be a part of this close-knit and positive learning environment. Staff is welcoming to parents and they help each other, which creates a happy environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

Dedicated teachers, principal of the year, strong focus on literacy, some creative curriculum by teachers, strong volunteer support for parents and community members with Americorps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

My son went from this school, on to Junior High, where he excelled in the Gifted and Talented Program. He won numerous awards, including the President's Excellence in Education Award. He is now at the High School in Honors and GT classes. I credit the fine teachers of this school. They went above the call of duty to ensure that he remained challenged. The Librarian recognized that his reading level was above what their library offered and personally walked him to the nearby High School library to sign out books. This faculty genuinely cares about and is involved in each student's success. I am amazed by this low score!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Canal school was wonderful. The teachers the principals were all easy to work with and most respectful and understanding to me as a parent and our freedom to choose.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
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 84% 92%
Black 12% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
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 66%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Westbrook, ME 04092
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