School Details

Frank I Brown Elementary School

37 Highland Ave, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-5196
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 286 students 13 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

64%
64%
62%
80%
74%
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
  • South Portland School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
67%
66%
81%
70%
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

60%
66%
62%
77%
73%
71%
62%
49%
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.
75%
77%
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

Frank I Brown Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Portland. 286 students attend Frank I Brown Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the 286 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Frank I Brown Elementary School is 13:1. Holy Cross School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 83%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I like brown but sometimes it's not my favorite part of the day. The school could improve a little bit. For example my teacher is retiring this year but still needs to take the training sessions.

  • (1 year ago)

    Brown is a welcoming school in a close knit community. The teachers are giving and reachable and the principal is one of a kind Mrs. Hawkins knows every child and parent and is available day or night. Field trips are funded by the school PTA there are enrichment programs and activities that encourage community involvement like the school Fair and Valentine's breakfast. They actively keep parents informed and updated on changes in teaching and learning. We love Brown!

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal is wonderful and involved in everything that goes on at the school. My son has had three teachers there and they were all WONDERFUL- nurturing loving and truly wanted to see their students succeed. My son was slightly behind in reading- they immediately got him into a program with a literacy professional at the school. He can't wait to go to school every day. My youngest will be starting here in a week's time and I am hoping he loves it too. Did I mention that one of the teachers who taught ME at this school (I am 29) is still teaching there?! They have modern equipment as well from what I have seen.

  • (4 years ago)

    Thus far we have loved Brown School. The Principal is caring and isn t afraid to jump in and help out where ever needed. She knows all of the children by name and my daughter is scared to death of her - which to me is a bonus. The teachers seem willing to challenge the children academically and the counselors try to handle every possible issue before it becomes an issue. My daughter and her friends love school and can t get to school fast enough in the morning. The PTA has several pushy opinionated members but the rest of the parents seem quite nice and most are very active. One area where I give the highest praise are the schools procedures on getting all the children into the building and making sure that everyone is accounted for. One morning as the children where lined up to go into the building there was a backpack without out a child attached to it the place just about went into lock down. The children hadn t even entered the building yet but everything was stopped until the child was located (he was in the wrong line). This above all else makes me feel my daughter is safe and being watched over while she is away from me

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff are all wonderful from Mrs. Hawkins the principal to the custodians! Very happy to see my child always helpful to her and caring of every child. Wonderful PTA and great parent involvement!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the epitomy of a neighborhood school with parent interaction to make every child feel comfortable being at and going to school. There is such interaction and a very strict 'no bully' policy that is overseen by teachers parents and students alike. The PTA is very involved and because of this there are great opportunities for all. I am very proud to be a parent of a student at Brown.

  • (5 years ago)

    Warm Friendly people Very Inviting School The children love it here. You can just tell from their faces!

  • (5 years ago)

    They have the best teachers!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    You will never find another school quite like Brown; there is such a great mix of greatness there! great teachers great kids great parents great community we have been blessed with Brown School as my childrens starting point to education!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a closely knit community within a city. The teachers and staff are highly accredited and truly care about the students. It is a wonderful school.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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