Kaler School is a wonderful school to teach at! Project based learning model has been a great change for students in that learning becomes more hands on and relevant for the students. The students become problem solvers for real life relevant problems. The students seem to feel the strong sense of community which our mentoring breakfast has been a huge benefit for. Kaler is a great place to work and to send your student.
James Otis Kaler Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Portland. 181 students go to James Otis Kaler Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 50% of the 181 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James Otis Kaler Elementary School is 13:1. Dyer Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Cross country
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
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Kaler Elementary School is the first elementary school in South Portland that is trying a Project Based Learning approach. This has been a wonderful way to have students lead the learning. The final products students have created really reflect the use of 21 Century Skills. Students and teachers also begin each day with breakfast mentor groups. These groups have centered students in being ready to learn and prepare teachers for the needs of their students that day. Absent & tardy numbers are beginning to be impacted in a positive way!
I love teaching at Kaler! The Project Based Learning model is perfect for making learning relevant and interesting for students.
Bottom of 5 public elementary schools in South Portland. Working on improving this through some experiment teaching and educational programs.
It's a mixed bag as to what you get at Kaler. Some teachers are fabulous and others should find a new profession.
This is a wonderful school full of wonderful teachers.
Wonderful school wonderful teachers and staff.