Dyer Elementary School

  • Dyer Elementary School serves 227 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • 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 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dyer Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Dyer Elementary School's student population of 227 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students227 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dyer Elementary 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 Dyer Elementary School is 0.31, 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#145 out of 523 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
6%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
83%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dyer Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score0.310.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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

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