Harrison Lyseth Elementary School

  • Harrison Lyseth Elementary School serves 491 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Harrison Lyseth 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Harrison Lyseth Elementary School's student population of 491 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harrison Lyseth Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 526 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harrison Lyseth Elementary School is 0.51, 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 School Rank (16-17)#85 out of 526 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
2%
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Black
16%
4%
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White
68%
89%
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Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score0.510.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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