School Details

Fred P Hall School

23 Orono Rd, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8205
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 449 students 10 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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49%
62%
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68%

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
  • Portland Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
59%
66%
52%
63%
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
  • Portland Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
56%
62%
67%
71%
71%
49%
56%
45%

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.
61%
60%
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
  • Portland Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fred P Hall School is a public elementary school in Portland. 449 students go to Fred P Hall School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the 449 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fred P Hall School is 10:1. Riverton School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 22%
Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 62%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Hall is an amazing elementary school with a lot of heart. They teach to the child not the test which is probably the ironic reason they got an "F" from the governor. I would certainly rate the building and facility an "F". This school year starting with a fire and relocation couldn't have helped either. Regardless the building is filled with dedicated educators who make personal connections with students every day. All three of my children went through Hall School and the oldest is away studying at Dartmouth right now.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is supposed to be replaced in the next few years as it is not equipped to handle the students who currently attend it. It was built in the 1950s and the old electrical wiring caused a fire which resulted in the school closing briefly this year. The parking is non-existent which results in parents lining their cars up outside the building to wait for the single drop-off spot. This makes groups of students late for class particularly those who live within a half mile who are not offered school buses in the winter ( being a city school with many kids who live in this range a large number of children in the district walk in the cold). Parents are also expected to stand outside in the snow and freezing rain along with younger siblings to wait for their children to come out at the end of the day as they are not allowed to wait in the building. The teachers are quality however and the new principal is very friendly. Most of the staff are wonderful but it is definitely time for this school to be replaced and it's first on the list in Southern Maine to be. In the meantime the district definitely needs to step up and deal with its transportation problems.

  • (5 years ago)

    what's there not to love? it's Hall School baby! Best teachers best principal best students!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great - nice mixture of different types of families great teachers and an awesome principal.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent teacher to student ratio Teachers are very encouraging and go the extra mile for the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has grown more at Hall that I could have imagined. Dedicated teachers and a wonderful environment. He came from a pricey private school and I found a much better fit for him at Hall. I can't say enough about the Reading Recovery Program and his teachers!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I went here; it was great! Be sure to check out the Many Rivers programme which is a 1-2 and 3-5 multi-graded school within a school with a creative and innovative approach towards learning.

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