Ralph M Atwood Primary School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
19 Heath Street
Oakland, ME 04963
(
School attendance zone
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Ralph M Atwood Primary School serves 225 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black).

School Overview

Ralph M Atwood Primary School's student population of 225 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students225 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

The
diversity score
of Ralph M Atwood Primary School is 0.08, 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)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
96%
89%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.080.21
This chart display the diversity score of Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the public school average diversity score of Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for
Free Lunch
48%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for
Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ralph M Atwood Primary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRSU 18 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ralph M Atwood Primary School is Messalonskee High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Messalonskee Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Williams Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

5  
My wife and I moved to Oakland primarily for its school system and now that my son has had 2 years (and one more to go) at Atwood I have to say that school has exceedingly caring and selfless teachers and administrators. They've always been willing to work with and listen to any concerns my wife or I had. They've helped my son tremendously. They have been able to academically challenge him, even paring him with students in older grades in areas he is excelling at while helping him with any area (socially or acidemically) that he needs to work on. The Principal puts out a monthly newsletter letting all parents know of the activities of the school as well as my son's teach likewise does the same with details about what is going on in her classroom. The music and arts program is fantastic (the tribute to Eric Carle was visually stunning and the music and plays were adorable). The availablility of extracurricular activities kept at avery low cost to the parents is a huge plus. They offer Soccer, Basketball and T-Ball at the K-2 level (not sure what is available for later grades as my son isn't there yet). The school itself is excellent and designed with students of pre-K through 2nd grade age. I am thoroughly pleased with every aspect of this school.
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