Pownal Elementary School

  • Pownal Elementary School serves 114 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pownal Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pownal Elementary School's student population of 114 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students114 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pownal Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 523 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Pownal Elementary School is 0.10, which is less 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 Testing Rank#34 out of 523 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-69%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
95%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.100.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRSU 05 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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