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Frank H Harrison Middle School

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
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2011:
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Posted September 10, 2014

Amazing and nothing compares. All the teachers are so amazing and smart. Every student is included and are all very happy. I love this school. Falmouth schools don't compare to the level of this school in anyway. Just look at the test scores, it proves everything. If you want your child or children to go to the best school in Maine, I would recommend you to come to this school.


Posted May 28, 2014

This school is really bad! I hate working here. Most of the students are treated unfairly.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2014

I think Frank H Harrison Middle school is one of the best in the New England and perhaps in the country. The staff is fantastic and very sensitive to everyone's need. Our special needs child have received incredible help and now it is at par with all its peers. I strongly recommend this school to any concerned and involved parent; however, students must put in the work. This is a high achievers school and parents are expected to spend time with their children assuring that their school work is done. Because of the high quality level at this school we have decided not to send our children to one of the private schools in the area. The Yarmouth taxes are high -- but you get what you pay for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

This school is a disaster. My depressed son was treated like an animal, the school ran tests on him to see if he was dangerous, and threatened him with summer school if he didn't achieve a perfect attendance. They did nothing to help him, and stood back as he struggled through 4 years of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

I find that the values set for the chidren at the Frank Harrison Middle School " Dress Code" Appaling, To teach a child that you are judged on your appearance, and what you wear is just wrong ! I do not agree with revealing clothing, etc. The way it is worded to the children in my opinion teaches them to be snobs, and to look down on others that may not have the means to get brand name clothing or what is considered to be cool or appropiate. America is of many cultures, Children should not be taught to judge others. They should be taught respect, and that we are not all a like! I further more do not understand the concept of asking the student what they would like to do ? Why aren't the rules of the school being enforced ? Why are the students making the decisions ? I further more think that the staff of the school has inapropate behavior and seem to treat other people as they are beneath them , they seem to have no respect for others and make the decisions as to what they believe rather then working for the goal of the student. I'm sorry , I have a hard time even giving this school 1 star. I would like to see if this get posted or deleted. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

What a great school this is. This is easily the best school in Maine and Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth don't even compare. Best sports, best art program, best academics, you can easily see that this is the school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

This school is amazing, it has great teachers and great students. Yes, we are very proud of our sports and we have some very good sports programs. There are some labels but come on! there are labels in every school you go to. I think Harrison Middle School is a great school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

We have had a wonderful experience at Harrison Middle School. The kids and teachers are great. The family involvement is all that it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

Harrison prides itself on being one of the best middle schools in Maine. I believe the parents and wonderful student body make it great. Sports here are tops, they rule, if it is not here you can ask for it and you will receive it. Soon we will have football k-12 (it is available already at the Middle School) If academics is more what you are curious about then pick Falmouth, Cumberland, or Cape Elizabeth. Children are labled here and treated accordingly. All average students here are invisible. All special needs children are treated with the utmost respect and given exemplary help. Where does your child fit in this scope? Music/art a huge here with a period selected just for band, and chorus. Watch out though if your child is interested in a string or woodwind there is NOOOOOOO program for them. They are discouraged from participating. They will receive zero appreciation.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
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 94% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 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 2%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Yarmouth, ME 04096
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