James Otis Kaler Elementary School

  • James Otis Kaler Elementary School serves 228 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • James Otis Kaler 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Maine state average of 11%.

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School Overview

  • James Otis Kaler Elementary School's student population of 228 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students228 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Otis Kaler Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Otis Kaler Elementary School is 0.47, 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)#394 out of 526 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
6%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
2%
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Black
8%
4%
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White
72%
89%
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Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score0.470.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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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