School Details

Central School

197 Main St, South Berwick, ME 03908
(207) 384-2333
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 452 students 17 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

56%
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68%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 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

About this school

Central School is a public elementary school in South Berwick. 452 children attend Central School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the 452 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central School is 17:1. Berwick Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 96%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
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 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My opinion is that this school and the district cares entirely to much about it's public image instead of it's students. Both of my children adored most of their teachers but their classroom experiences were not as loved. On a daily basis both would come home and expkain how they're class was disrupted by misbehaving students. It seems like admin isn't properly supporting teachers in this matter. If students are being disruptive then get them out! After our experience here and at the middle school we choise to leave the district and couldn't be happier!

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers and staff ar CES are very devoted to learning. however there needs to be a better literacy program for all student

  • (4 years ago)

    ES LA MEJOR ESCUELA QUE JAMAS HAYA VISTO MUCHAS GRACIAS A SUS PROFESORES Y DIRECTORA POR LA AYUDA QUE SIEMPRE NOS BRINDARON. WE MISS ALL OF YOU A LOT THANK'S FOR EVER.

  • (4 years ago)

    I cannot begin to state what a tremendous school Central School is. This success is attributed to the fine leadership skills of its principal a former Central School classroom teacher. Her amazing talent and knowledge in keeping parents informed students welcomed and professional faculty who support her leadership and love of learning for all students every day is truly amazing. We are so lucky to have such a successful and challenging learning environment in this town that still flaunts its low per student spending ratio. This is a public school of 474 students and the principal knows each student by name at least by mid-October. So glad we live here!

  • (5 years ago)

    This lack-luster school is poorly managed and seems to not take partental interests into serious consideration. I have been rquestion a parent - teacher conference now for months (even in person) and the administration has not responded. I feel cut off from my child's education. I can't even get a clear picture of what an average day is like for him. Truly feeling cheated by this and cannot understand why any clear-thinking person would decide to send their child there instead of the far more professional and involved Eliot Elementary School.

  • (10 years ago)

    The parental involvement in this school is amazing. It is encouraged and welcomed by the staff. There are many opportunities to volunteer and participate. The staff is great!

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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