District Report Card:
The Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (ESSA) recently replaced the long-standing No Child Left Behind legislation (NCLB).  ESSA requires that all public school students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 participate in standardized testing each year. 

For approximately two decades testing for Maine students consisted of the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). Yarmouth schools and students have traditionally performed significantly better than the state average and have often produced the highest scores of any non-magnet, public school district in the state. This is no small accomplishment, as Maine students as a whole out-perform those in most other states. In 2013, Maine 4th graders and 8th graders scored among the top 15 states in math and among the top 20 in reading on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Maine is also one of the states identified as scoring higher than the average of 47 countries or sub-national education systems that participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This is encouraging news, yet Maine schools – and Yarmouth schools in particular – are constantly seeking ways to improve, using data from a wide variety of sources to guide our decision-making processes. In this report we present two sources of data – state and federal accountability programs – that are used to measure our schools’ effectiveness. 

Despite these reasons for optimism, we are not resting on the laurels of the performance of former students. The professional educators in Yarmouth continue to seek ways to improve the experience for each student as we strive to attain our mission of “empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world”. 

Federal Accountability – ESSA
In Table 1, below, you will find a summary of each of our schools participating in the federal assessment program (Rowe School does not appear on the list, as students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 are not included in the testing).

Table 1:  Yarmouth Schools 2016-2017 Maine Assessment Performance

School

Subject Matter

School Score

(% of students Proficient or Above)

Maine Score

(% of students Proficient or Above)

Yarmouth Elementary School

Reading

82

47

Mathematics

81

40

Harrison Middle School

Reading

79

48

Mathematics

69

35

Yarmouth High School

Reading

86

48

Mathematics

71

26

Schools that perform well on standardized tests typically have three significant populations: skilled and knowledgeable educators, motivated and aspiring students, and well-educated and supportive parents and community members. We are fortunate to have a large number of each within our district, and we thank you for your continued role in our students’ successes. 

To view 2016-2017 ESSA report cards for our schools, please click on the following links: 
Yarmouth Elementary School
Harrison Middle School 
Yarmouth High School






Yarmouth Curriculum:
To learn more about our curriculum cycle, click on the "Curriculum Procedures" link below.  We are in the process of updating our subject-matter and grade-level scope and sequence documents.  Please check back here for updates to our curriculum documents throughout the school year.

Data Dashboard
Yarmouth schools are among the highest performing in Maine when it comes to statewide assessment programs.  To learn more about Maine's assessments, and Yarmouth's performance, check out our own Data Dashboard, or head to the Maine Department of Education's Data Warehouse.