James Otis Kaler Elementary School
James Otis Kaler Elementary School serves 228 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
James Otis Kaler Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 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% (majority Black and Hispanic).
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.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
James Otis Kaler Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 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 Data
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#299 out of 524 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education
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