School Details

Marshwood Middle School

626 H.L. Dow Hwy, Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 439-1399
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 577 students 13 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

73%
73%
64%
77%
77%
71%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Regional School Unit 35/Msad 35 average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
59%
74%
74%
69%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Regional School Unit 35/Msad 35 average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
61%
83%
83%
76%
65%
65%
58%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
83%
82%
70%

Maine Education Assessment (MEA)

In 2011-2012 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Regional School Unit 35/Msad 35 average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marshwood Middle School is a public middle school in Eliot. 577 students go to Marshwood Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 577 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Marshwood Middle School is 13:1. Newington Public School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Hispanic 0.5% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    After hurricane Sandy hit our area Marshwood Middle School was left with no power. Instead of informing parents of the situation they kept quiet and started the school day like normal. I received a text from my child explaining the situation and that backup generators had failed and that the school was dark and cold. While trying to get a hold of the school ( which I couldn't because their phone lines were down as well) I found out more information from our local newspaper. I went to pick up my son and demanded to speak with the superintendent who just so happened to be on vacation. It was afternoon by the time the school finally called from an outside line and told of the power problem... Weeks later... a child at the school threatened lives of other students and again I found out from the local news before I was given any information from the school. Parents took to social networks seeking information about the safety of their children. Days later finally information from the school. The lack of communication is disgusting!!! The bullying is another issue... Superintendent Nash needs to get her school system back on track! Disappointed!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm new to this school (6th Grade) and I love it. Each community of kids are separated in to Marshwood colors (Ex. 6th Purple 6th White) Sure maybe i'm separated from some of my friends but they mix purple & white togeather in classes except for math and science. The dances are great there's a DJ every time. At the end of the year (around my or so) we even invite the 5th graders to the dance. Rock on MJHS!

  • (7 years ago)

    I just enrolled into this school and I really like it here. The Teachers are wicked awsome! The Dances are sooo much Fun you will never want to leave. The allied arts soo cool! I alaways can't wait for them everyday. Everyone are very nice. The sports coachs are awsome.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently enrolled in Marshwood Junior high school in the 8th grade. I love it here. Each grade is split in half into two teams. This gives the teachers a chance to become closer to their students. We have assemblies where we have amazing guests and wonderful motivational speakers. The pep rallies are also a blast! We have tug-o-wars and student teacher basketball games. The teachers treat the students equally and I feel I learn a lot every day. The allied arts are great. We have art guitar home EC gym computer Spanish french and more. Our sports teams do great and our girls B basketball team was undefeated and the Boys A only lost a few games. The parent involvement is good too. We have student led conferences and meetings. The teachers give out their email for parents if they want it. It is really a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Someone told me that Marshwood Jr High was the weakest link in the school district.I now understand why they said this. My children have been miserable at this school. Both are bored out of their minds (they are as different academically as night and day). The verbal abuse they have had to put up with by some teachers is appalling the lack of discipline in the classrooms has been disruptive. Our input or suggestions that we are told are wanted go ignored or we are told 'that is not true' so giving any input is a waste of time. I have been completely disappointed with this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been very disappointed with the lack of willingness within this school's administration to deal with students outside of the mainstream. The willingness and ability to comply with special needs of students is non-existent and there does not seem to be any interest in improving this situation. We believe that for the most part the teachers are quite capable. However they are hamstrung by a lack of support from their Principal. If your child is already a straight A pupil who is extremely well organized they may do well in this school. Otherwise they will be lost. We are very active parents who have always volunteered in our childrens' schools. This school neither welcomes this nor knows what to do with it when it is offered. We are very disappointed.

  • (10 years ago)

    I personally hate my school. This school. They seprate us into teams every year. They consit of 6-Marsh Hawks Sparrows 7-Ospreys merlins 8-Kestrels and Harriers Every year they get a new team with new people. Meaing we spend our entire year making frineds only to lose them. There is hardly any contact between the teams. Also the parent involvment is less than good. HTere is none unless requested. Teachers are okay they teach fairly well but many favor their students being unfair to others. As for the Principal...she is not helpful to my school. SHe makes it worse thinking up outragous ideas that never work. There is no support to the students and after-school activites are only sports. Many extras or Allied Arts are useless to students. This is only my opion but I know that many agree with me.

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