Farwell Elementary School

84-110 Farwell St
Lewiston, ME 04240
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Farwell Elementary School serves 426 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Farwell Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 81%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is lower 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 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 13% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Farwell Elementary School's student population of 426 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Farwell Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Farwell Elementary School is 0.49, which is more 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
#490 out of 508 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
81%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
85%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
3%
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Black
27%
4%
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White
66%
87%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Farwell Elementary School's ranking?
Farwell Elementary School is ranked #490 out of 508 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maine.
What schools are Farwell Elementary School often compared to?
Farwell Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Montello School, Raymond A. Geiger Elementary School, Sherwood Heights Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 81% ME state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 85% ME state average).
How many students attend Farwell Elementary School?
426 students attend Farwell Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Farwell Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Farwell Elementary School?
Farwell Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the Maine state average of 11:1.
What grades does Farwell Elementary School offer ?
Farwell Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Farwell Elementary School part of?
Farwell Elementary School is part of Lewiston Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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