School Details

Scarborough Middle School

21 Quentin Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 730-4800
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 780 students 12 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

78%
78%
64%
80%
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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
  • Scarborough School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
59%
84%
84%
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
  • Scarborough School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
61%
88%
88%
76%
75%
75%
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.
77%
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
  • Scarborough School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Scarborough Middle School is a public middle school in Town of Scarborough. 780 students attend Scarborough Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the 780 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Scarborough Middle School is 12:1. Memorial Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 93%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    After moving to the town of Scarborough and going to SMS throughout my middleschool career I can say with all my heart that I dreaded school there everyday. The community is just full of rich white kids who can't see a world beyond their $200 UGGs. The school has roughly 800 students but through out my years there I only saw about 40 of them. The school is divided into multiple wings that you stay on for all 3 years. Because of this the school is completely segregated and cut off from each other. The only way that a child could meet someone out of their wing would be if they did sports. If your not very sporty like I was though your out of luck. The cafeteria food is ok basic for what you find now of days. The only issue is that there is a huge unneccesary variety of junk foods such as icecreams and potatoe chips. I remember kids buying both of these everyday. The only thing good about this school was that it made me realize how terrible it can be to grow up in a perfect home. You dont realize how important it is to see the world unless you visit a community such as this one.

  • (2 years ago)

    I really enjoyed going to this school and the whole environment there is great. I wish I could come back to school there and meet my 6th and 7th grade again.

  • (2 years ago)

    Scarborough Middle School *might* work for some people but I find their system unsatisfactory. As a student in the top 1% I have found what I feel is practically no flexibility in their curriculum which is completely focused on memorizing facts. While the teachers are very good I feel that the way the school has implemented the new curriculum has only served to detract from my education and as I have practically hit their ceiling while at the same time knowing people who are far ahead of me who have succeeded on only what the school provides I find myself spending countless hours so that I could keep up to par with the rest of the world. Their mandatory specials are boring and end up teaching very little. In fact if I was not in GATES I would see no reason to go here!

  • (5 years ago)

    Scarborough Middle School provides a beautiful backdrop to a fantastc learning environment. It is broken up into smaller wingsthat give a sene of team and pride in school. The curriculum is challenging and accommodates mny learning styles and abilities.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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