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Winthrop Middle School

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Posted September 29, 2012

Most of the teachers are superb, dedicated, and entirely committed to fostering a learning environment. The administration is awful, rising to the level of negligence. My kids came out with very good academic skills and horrendous behaviors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

Overall, this is a good school that is under tremendous strain from a serious lack of funding from our state government. (The state has not met its funding obligation in over a decade.) There are some bright spots ... the gifted & talented program has remained strong from K-8 despite funding cuts. The school is co-located with the high school so that students can have access to higher levels without many barriers. The special ed program does well. So, I guess those in the opposite ends of the needs spectrum are well served. My concern is about the kids in the "great middle". They may need to advocate for themselves a bit more aggressively than at other schools. Thankfully, this is a small school so that kids will get "face time" with teachers if they ask for it. The arts are still hanging in as viable programs. Science appears to be a strength for this school. There is a tension between athletics and academics as the school funds get more scarce. The biggest issue with this particular school is that it is terrible at communication with parents and the community. It always seems to be an afterthought (or not thought of at all). Probably, my biggest pet peeve!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2012

This school has been the worst experience! My child is bullied almost daily. We have asked for help over and over again....nothing seems to help. The children are mean and the teacher NEVER seem to notice. The principal is split between two schools, and the budget is so bad you have to pay 100.00 for sports, and the arts are lacking. If we had not just bought a house we would leave the area. Very sad for my child.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

we will be moving to this district from tucson, az this summer. my kids are currently a students and honor roll...i really want them to have the discipline as education is number one in my household over anything else. my kids are not social networking kids. no facebook for anyone under 18 in our house. is this school good as far as kids really excelling?


Posted October 9, 2010

I've put three kids through school and am now watching my grandkids grow and enjoy this school.


Posted November 16, 2008

i go to school here and feel it is a very good school just like any it has its ups and down. but it treats some people unfairly. Freedom is very important to me and i am strong opionated so i look at both sides. and somethings happen in our school that should not be aloud i am also very political an they forced us to stop talking politics. the presable and teachers treat us like grade schoolers we have to learn BY OURSELFS. some times we need help but other we do not. in some of our classes there talking about becoming a butterfly just say we r growing up i think we will get it. I want to become my one person but sometimes it feels like we are all suppost to be the same.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

This school is pretty cool but I felt that there are a few teachers hear that I really like. If you come here be prepared of the Academics. Some of it is pretty hard. Most of the teachers here I don't like. But if you get on their good side they will like you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2004

This school has serious problems. There needs to be a little more of a relaxed enviroment for the students. I like the principle, has the right idea, just needs to exercise them better. Some teachers just are not meant for middle school children. More communication between middle school teachers and Highschool teachers is a most that does not happen here at all. It is sad most go away from middle school with a bad experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

The few excellent teachers at this school are overshadowed by the poor ones. Poor communication between staff, especially for those students participating in other learning activities is harmful to students. Errors in recording grades, lost assignments that turn up after grades have closed has been part of our experience with the staff at this school. The sad result of these experiences is the loss of confidence to the student in their ability to do well. Thankfully, middle school lasts only three years and the high school is excellent!
—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 64% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
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 98% 92%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 2%
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 7%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Rambler Rd
Winthrop, ME 04364
Phone: (207) 377-2249

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