Wells Elementary School

276 Sanford Rd
Wells, ME 04090
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Wells Elementary School serves 497 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Wells Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Wells Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

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School Overview

Wells Elementary School's student population of 497 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
497 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Wells Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Wells 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 Data
This School
State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#126 out of 524 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wells Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wells Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
95%
89%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wells Elementary 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
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in ME
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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