School Details

Founders Memorial School

33 Founders Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-6326

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 413 students 14 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects. 2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see for more information. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Essex Town School District average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Founders Memorial School is a public elementary school in Essex. 413 children attend Founders Memorial School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 23% of the 413 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Founders Memorial School is 14:1. Essex Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Essex schools (Essex Elem & Founders) pretty much poo-poos a bully as "oh yeah he/she's a bully..." and nothing else. Maybe elsewhere is like this but that's just twisted... A normally good kid gets sent to the principal's office or off to a counselor or behavioral specialist for a minor 'infraction' while the bully pretty much gets nothing and never has to write an "I'm sorry" note. I've met people that have brought up the same type of situation(s); one was of a child who was bullied and even injured (stomped on the head at recess) and nothing was done. I've met another family who MOVED to South Burlington to get out of the entire Essex school system... The teacher's are a hit or miss; I've had decent ones and I've had ones that made it sound like the children had the issues and that maybe ADHD meds were needed & when asked to switch teachers in January (not even 1/2 way through the school year) I was told it was 'too late' in the school year - not right at all! Like one reviewer wrote. "The rules and how they handled situations were not great" this is because they make them up as they go and they are not consistent and don't want to be questioned by a parent...

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school a couple years ago... and did'nt really enjoy it. It wasn't the best school. The teachers were ok. The rules and how they handled situations were not great. The school was'nt the best learning environment and it wasn't a very enjoyable school. However Essex Elementary School was good and Essex Middle School is great.

  • (6 years ago)

    Coming from EES I am glad to see that Essex schools pull it together eventually. Founders is well organized efficient and has a fun and dynamic learning environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    We were new to founders this year 2007-08 and love it. My daughter has grown in every way possiable. She had an excellent team of teachers. Thank you for the wonderful support.

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