Dora L Small Elementary School

87 Thompson Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Dora L Small Elementary School serves 303 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dora L Small Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Dora L Small Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Dora L Small Elementary School's student population of 303 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students303 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

Dora L Small Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 523 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dora L Small Elementary School is 0.21, which is equal to 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#79 out of 523 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
89%
89%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.210.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Portland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dora L Small Elementary School is Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Frank I Brown Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Portland Frank I Brown Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 262 students
    0.8 miles
    37 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-5196
    0.8 K-5 262
  • South Portland Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 296 students
    1.0 miles
    240 Ocean St.
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 799-7386
    1 6-8 296
  • Portland Baxter Academy For Technical & Sciences Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    1.5 miles
    54 York Street
    Portland, ME 04101
    (207) 699-5500
    1.5 9-12 400
  • Portland Howard C Reiche Community School Math: 31% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
    1.8 miles
    166 Brackett St
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 874-8175
    1.8 PK-5 438
  • Portland Portland High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 756 students
    1.8 miles
    284 Cumberland Av
    Portland, ME 04101
    (207) 874-8250
    1.8 9-12 756

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