100 Moosehead Blvd
Bangor, ME 04401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Downeast School serves 307 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Downeast School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 35-39% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 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).

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School Overview

Downeast School's student population of 307 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students
307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Downeast School is ranked within the bottom 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 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 Data
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State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#343 out of 524 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Students: 307 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 20%)

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