Gerald E Talbot Community School

1600 Forest Av
Portland, ME 04103
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Gerald E Talbot Community School serves 384 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Gerald E Talbot Community 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 55-59% (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 65-69% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 85%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Maine state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% 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-5
  • Enrollment: 384 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Gerald E Talbot Community School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Gerald E Talbot Community School's student population of 384 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
384 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Gerald E Talbot Community 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 Gerald E Talbot Community School is 0.70, 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
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State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#484 out of 508 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
81%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
85%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
3%
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Black
38%
4%
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White
37%
87%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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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 Gerald E Talbot Community School's ranking?
Gerald E Talbot Community School is ranked #484 out of 508 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maine.
What schools are Gerald E Talbot Community School often compared to?
Gerald E Talbot Community Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Presumpscot School, Howard C Reiche Community School, Harrison Lyseth Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 81% ME state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 85% ME state average).
How many students attend Gerald E Talbot Community School?
384 students attend Gerald E Talbot Community School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
38% of Gerald E Talbot Community School students are Black, 37% of students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Asian, and 8% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gerald E Talbot Community School?
Gerald E Talbot Community School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Maine state average of 11:1.
What grades does Gerald E Talbot Community School offer ?
Gerald E Talbot Community School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Gerald E Talbot Community School part of?
Gerald E Talbot Community School is part of Portland Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 384 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), ME Dept. of Education

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