School Details

Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School

240 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-7386
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 331 students 11 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

59%
58%
64%
74%
67%
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
  • South Portland School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
46%
59%
67%
64%
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
  • South Portland School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
62%
61%
83%
79%
76%
60%
62%
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.
74%
79%
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
  • South Portland School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School is a public middle school in South Portland. 331 students attend Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the 331 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School is 11:1. King Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 83%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian 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 4% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers for the most part are fine I just don't like the extra unnecessary things that go on in the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 children attending Mahoney this year and I am very disappointed in the school. I feel my kids are not receiving a good education for a few reasons - first thanks to 'no child left behind' the curriculum seems dumbed down - my eighth grader is completely bored because she is not being allowed to do harder work (reason it would make the other kids feel 'inferior') and my 12 year old - who needs pushing - is not being challenged. Second there are major disciplinary problem with students who disrupt classes and sabotage the learning process for those who want to learn. My daughter told me today that one teacher tired of the din now just sits at his desk and ignores the chaos. NOT acceptable! Third the school seems more interested in their music program than the academics - when the music/band classes have stricter standard rules and mandatory attendance for concerts than the English Math Science and Social Studies classes that's a problem. I've tried to be an involved parent - something the school claims to want - but my comments and complaints have been ignored. With one child now off to high school we are seeking private middle school for our other.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a decent middle school. The teachers for the most part are great. You can tell they really care about giving us an education. A lot of the kids there like to goof off in the middle of class. The school itself is fairly old and I think it needs a lot of stuff done. Overall the teachers are great and the students are okay.

  • (3 years ago)

    I hate this school because the teachers are horible and the students are out of control a good population of the students at Mahoney do not try there best get bad grades and cause drama or problems and i think some of the special ed staff that help kids with special needs even tought the rule is to work with ALL students most of them just focause on the special needs students! Lunch is gross the put out moldey grapes !the lunch ladies do not ware hair nets and when a student brings up a problum with the princable they do nothing all of the drama is spread by girls mostly and kids with disabilties get bullied and piicked on for the way the look and act and the things they do i just think that this school neeeds better teachers and better wealchair exsesabilty this school has not been fixed sence the High school the atatorum belcaney seats still say SPHS on the back so as you can see this school in my opinion is nothing but bad trash

  • (5 years ago)

    Mahoney has a great community. The teachers and administrators at the school are very accessible and very open. They know all of the kids and the atmosphere is very welcoming at the school. Middle school age is a challenging time for kids and they do a great job helping the kids navigate through those 3 years and get ready for high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mahoney is great school where all students are treated equally and each teacher's priority is to help all students reach their full potential.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mahoney is a great school housed in a fun old building. Great administration great teachers and great kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Daniel Mahoney Middle School because the teachers are very nurturing but also expect excellence from the students. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are also educated about adolescent behavior and therefore do not fault the children for being developmentally appropriate.

  • (5 years ago)

    They do alot of communitee work through the reach program they also have a great program at working with kids with learnng disabilities

  • (5 years ago)

    Mahoney Middle School is a great place for kids tio grow and achieve. The teachers are great and really care about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mahoney Middle School has a wonderful art and music program lead by teachers who truly care about the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mahoney is a great school! I am very happy to go there everyday! The teachers are so polite and very nice. I like all the staff. The lunch is great too.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mahoney is really good ! Way better than memorial...=P We get 3 elementary school 6th 7th and 8th Graders (Small School Brown School and Kaler School) And memorial gets only gets Skillen and dyer students! Im not trying to be mean or anything...SORRY!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have found Mahoney to be a Very good school! The teachers have All been very proactive and have been in touch with me every time there has been a concern about my daughter who is 13 going on 25! typical I'm told! Honestly all of her teachers up to and including the Principal have all been wonderful to deal with! Feel free to contact me for any details at chrisinme2001@yahoo.com

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