Pemetic Elementary School

Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
(207) 244-5502
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 140 students 8 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

62%
62%
62%
84%
84%
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
  • Southwest Harbor School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
66%
78%
78%
69%

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
  • Southwest Harbor School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
62%
90%
90%
71%
70%
70%
45%

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.
90%
90%
70%

Maine Education Assessment (MEA)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Southwest Harbor School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
59%
64%
65%
65%
71%

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
  • Southwest Harbor School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
59%
83%
83%
69%

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
  • Southwest Harbor School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
76%
61%
96%
96%
76%
84%
84%
58%

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.
96%
96%
70%

Maine Education Assessment (MEA)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Southwest Harbor School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pemetic Elementary School is a public middle school in Southwest Harbor. The principal of Pemetic Elementary School is Dianne Helprin, who can be contacted at dhelprin@mdirss.org. 140 students go to Pemetic Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 14% of the 140 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pemetic Elementary School is 8:1. Islesford Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I believe this school has great teachers and staff you are always learning something while visiting the school. This is a small based school so it does not have very many students but I think that is good because that means teachers can spot out students who are lacking in class. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the teachers and staff are changing every year so you may not know what teacher your child is getting year after year. Keep up the good work. -annoymous

  • (1 year ago)

    Pemetic is in a period that lacks administrative leadership. Art music and language programs have suffered dramatic cuts while the principal wrongly suggests otherwise. Classroom and specials teachers are not held accountable and the school's former insistence upon excellence has been cast aside. This all probably relates to a drop in enrollment but families that are able have been running to other island schools like rats off of a sinking ship. Consolidation with other small town schools is clearly necessary.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not nearly as great as other posters would like you to believe. Could be a great school but the administration is only focused on appearances and flip-flops often causing confusion and reversals of direction. Administration lacks transparency and tends to "spin" things to present only one side of issues. Parent involvement is a joke -- only a few "insiders" are allowed to provide input; all others are blocked from participation in school governance. Principal is good at self-promotion but lacks initiative; her leadership style consists of delegating all decision making to others. Teaching environment is very clique-y. Many of the better teachers have resigned in the last few years. There are a few standout teachers left offset by many who are just going through the motions. Most teach to the middle (or below) leaving better students unchallenged. Small grade sizes lead to single-class situations making it difficult to differentiate teaching levels and discipline problems in the classroom are rarely addressed adequately just passed up to the next grade. Community is very supportive of education but is getting a raw deal from the poor administration at this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school the teachers care about the students. The provide the best education school leadership and have a strong teaching staff and the principal is wonderful.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal of Pemetic Elementary School was recognized in February 2010 as the Maine Elementary Principal of the Year. Her leadership integrity and caring lead our faculty and students to levels of accomplishment and commitment that make our school stand out. She actively generates and promotes an atmosphere of community amongst the staff and students. Upper grades partner with lower grades in academic and extra-curricular activities fostering connections and sowing the seeds of leadership and mentorship in our children. These attributes alongside the academic achievements engendered and fostered by our outstanding faculty are just the sorts of skills and strengths our children need to begin their transition into adulthood. Pemetic does not limit itself to achieving high test scores. Pemetic cultivates the whole child aiming to develop their character to provide a strong base from which the students can reach for their dreams.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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