Elementary school ‘fails’ nearly double in annual Maine grading

Friday, May 16, 2014

The number of Maine elementary schools that got failing grades for the last academic year nearly doubled, according to statewide school report cards released Thursday by the Department of Education.

Data from the department shows that 52 elementary schools – covering students through eighth grade – received F grades for the 2012-13 school year, up from 29 for 2011-12, the report card program’s first year.

Another 61 elementary schools received D grades for the 2012-13 school year, up from 48 a year earlier.

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