Bruce M Whittier Middle School

1457 Maine Street
Poland, ME 04274
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Bruce M Whittier Middle School serves 257 students in grades 7-8.
Bruce M Whittier Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Bruce M Whittier Middle School's student population of 257 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
257 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Bruce M Whittier Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 524 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bruce M Whittier Middle School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#166 out of 524 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
93%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
It has its ups and downs. School is a nightmare. The teachers are ok. Except for one of them. Not going to say the name. This school.... If you can't get in the lunch line in time.... No food. They don't have enough food yet we get punished for running. This school has made me cut myself. It is an ok school but definitely bad care for each kid. Yet accepting. Way too much overpopulation. Not a fan. Don't like it that much.
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5  
Very good school great community
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 257 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Btm 50%)

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