37 Highland Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Frank I Brown Elementary School serves 248 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Frank I Brown Elementary 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 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 12% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Frank I Brown Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Frank I Brown Elementary School's student population of 248 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
248 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Frank I Brown Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Frank I Brown Elementary School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#91 out of 524 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
3%
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Black
15%
4%
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White
69%
88%
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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
0.49
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   4/18/2011
We moved to So. Portland this year and are happy to say that we LOVE Brown School!! The teachers are fantastic, as is all the staff, and the offering of extracurriculars is wide. Our oldest was thrilled to find a Lego Robotics League here! The kids seem to be learning a lot and communication with their teachers has been amazing. The facilities are clean and comfortable, with a touch of old-school (in the older wing of the school) and the PTA here is just WOW. They foot the bill for many of the field trips, among other things, and provide so many activities and family events that we all enjoy. Nothing but raves from us for Brown School!! :)
- Posted by Parent - spcia

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 248 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49

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