87 Thompson Street
South Portland, ME 04106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Dora L Small Elementary School serves 245 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dora L Small Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 12% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 245 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Dora L Small Elementary School's student population of 245 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
245 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Dora L Small Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Dora L Small Elementary School is 0.32, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#46 out of 524 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
3%
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Black
5%
4%
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White
82%
88%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 245 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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