Durham Community School

654 Hallowell Road
Durham, ME 04222
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Durham Community School serves 457 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Durham Community School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 81%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 94% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 85%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maine state average of 13% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 457 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Durham Community School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Durham Community School's student population of 457 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
457 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Durham Community School is ranked within the top 20% of all 508 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Durham Community School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#71 out of 508 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
81%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
85%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
3%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
97%
87%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Durham Community School's ranking?
Durham Community School is ranked #71 out of 508 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Maine.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
91% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 81% ME state average), while 94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 85% ME state average).
How many students attend Durham Community School?
457 students attend Durham Community School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of Durham Community School students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Durham Community School?
Durham Community School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the Maine state average of 11:1.
What grades does Durham Community School offer ?
Durham Community School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Durham Community School part of?
Durham Community School is part of RSU 05 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 457 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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