Downeast School

  • Downeast School serves 307 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (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 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Downeast School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Downeast School's student population of 307 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Downeast School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Downeast School is 0.32, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank#120 out of 523 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
2%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
82%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
3%
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Diversity Score0.320.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Downeast School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBangor School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bangor Hermon Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 301 students
    2.3 miles
    29 Billings Road
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 848-4000
    2.3 5-8 301
  • Bangor Bangor High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,193 student
    2.8 miles
    885 Broadway
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 992-5500
    2.8 9-12 1,193
  • Bangor Fourteenth Street School
    Grades: PK-3 | 132 students
    2.8 miles
    224 Fourteenth Street
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 941-6350
    2.8 PK-3 132
  • Bangor Fairmount School
    Grades: 4-5 | 289 students
    3.0 miles
    58 Thirteenth Street
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 941-6260
    3.0 4-5 289
  • Bangor Hermon Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 438 students
    3.0 miles
    235 Billings Road
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 848-4000
    3.0 PK-4 438

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