School Details

Russell School

8 Gray Park, Gray, ME 04039
(207) 657-4929

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-2 271 students 13 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

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About this school

Russell School is a public elementary school in Gray. 271 children attend Russell School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 28% of the 271 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Russell School is 13:1. Burchard A Dunn School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.7% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school does NOT handle kids with special needs or learning disabilities well. They claim they don't have the resources. Staff is pleasant but can be hard to communicate with. The transportation dept has been awful. Really hoping things will get better for my child.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attended this school and I agree the lunch period is just too short. A lot of times he didn't have time to finish his lunch. I sometimes wonder how this might have affected his and others learning. This seems to be the same case with Dunn as I noticed they had only alloted 20 minutes for lunch this year. The teachers are hit or miss as some teachers personalities can be considered quite rigid while others are more easy going. My son and his 1st grade teacher did not get along well which impacted his view of school but K and 2nd grade he loved his teachers. He still remembers how much he disliked that 1st grade teacher. Don't be afraid to stand up for your son or daughter if you feel the teacher is unduly hard on them as we did and this seemed to help.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son receives special services at Russell and I am extremely pleased with the Special Ed teacher as well as all of the ed techs. They really try to determine what's best for my son specifically and are not trying to use the same approach for all kids. They are willing to adjust plans based on his needs for a particular day. Some of the therapists are better than others but overall a great experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school... and many parents appreciate that this is a peanut-free zone. Keeps all kids safe. Hard to say that that's a bad thing. The teachers here are very caring.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are new to the area and my daughter is a kindergartener. I love the home town feel of the school. A couple of complaints I don't like that it is a peanut free zone. I also don't like that the lunch periods are so short. So my only complaints are with the lunch period. The teachers and the principal are great!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful neighborhood type school. The teachers and staff are the best. They are finishing up their first year of all day kindergarden. What a difference this has made in the students. Much needed repairs to the building will begin this summer. I can't think of any other place I would rather send my daughter to school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter just finished her first year in Kindergarten and I have been very happy with what I have experienced at Russell school. The teachers are great and the new principal is top notch. Mr. Joseph adds a lot to the school system and they are lucky to have him. The only thing I find dissapointing is the condition of the school. Its really a sad sight.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our first year here..My son is in kindergarten. The teacher's are wonderful. We have a new principal this year. He brings with him lots of ideas and energy which is ideal.

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