Sanford Junior High School

708 Main St,

Sanford, ME, 04073-3503

Tel: (207)324-3114
Grades: 7-8

486 students

Sanford Junior High School serves 486 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the ME average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the state average of 8%.
Sanford Junior High School operates within the Sanford Department School District.

Overview

The student population of 486 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 486 students
Sanford Junior High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Sanford Junior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sanford Junior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is equal to the state average of 0.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ME) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
Sanford Junior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
Sanford Junior High School Asian (1994-2012)
Hispanic
1%
2%
Sanford Junior High School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
1%
3%
Sanford Junior High School Black (2001-2012)
White
92%
92%
Sanford Junior High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sanford Junior High School Sch Ethnicity Sanford Junior High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.15
Sanford Junior High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Sanford Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
1%
Sanford Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,376 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Sanford Department School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
2
Number of Students Managed 3,376 408
Sanford  Department School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $5 MM
Sanford  Department School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $42 MM $6 MM
Sanford  Department School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,508 $13,007
Sanford  Department School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,014 $14,370
Sanford  Department School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sanford High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Willard School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carl J Lamb School (0.8 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sanford Willard School
    668 Main St
    Sanford , ME , 04073
    (207)324-8454
    0.2  mi  |  440  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Sanford Sanford High School
    52 Sanford High School Blvd
    Sanford , ME , 04073
    (207)324-4050
    0.2  mi  |  1121  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Sanford Sanford Regional Technical Center
    Vocational School
    52 Sanford High School Blvd
    Sanford , ME , 04073
    (207)324-2942
    Vocational School
    0.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Springvale Carl J Lamb School
    233 Shaws Ridge Rd
    Springvale , ME , 04083
    (207)324-8481
    0.8  mi  |  572  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Sanford Lafayette School
    69 Brook St
    Sanford , ME , 04073
    (207)324-4160
    0.9  mi  |  97  students  |  Gr.  1-3

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.