Schools designated in need of improvement for the last six or more years:

Lawrence High School, Fairfield

Nokomis Regional High School, Newport

Skowhegan Area High School

Skowhegan Area Middle School

Waterville Senior High School

Winslow Junior High School

Schools designated in need of improvement for the last five years:

Messalonskee High School, Oakland

Waterville Junior High School

Schools designated in need of improvement for the last three years:

Albert S. Hall School, Waterville

Vickery School, Pittsfield

Schools designated in need of improvement for the last two years:

Bloomfield Elementary School, Skowhegan

Carrabec Community School, Anson

George J. Mitchell School, Waterville

Margaret Chase Smith School, Skowhegan

(The Margaret Chase Smith School met target requirements this year and has been designated “on hold,” meaning that they will make the progress list next year if they again make targets this year.)

Schools designated in need of improvement this year:

Madison Junior High School

Warsaw Middle School, Pittsfield

Schools that have met annual progress targets:

Albion Elementary School

Athens Elementary School

Belgrade Central School

Canaan Elementary School

China Middle School

China Primary SChool

Harmony Elementary

Mill Stream Elementary (Norridgework)

Solon Elementary School

Schools that have not met targets for one year:

Hartland Consolidated School

James H. Bean School, Sidney

The 2012-13 Adequate Yearly Progress status of schools is based on a combination of their previous status and whether they met academic, test participation and attendance/graduation targets in the 2011-12 testing cycle. In order to be designated a school that needs improvement (also known as a CIPS school or continuous improvement priority) a school must have not met targets for at least two years in a row. Likewise, to be designated as a school that is making yearly progress the school must meet targets for at least two years in a row.

In order for schools to make adequate yearly progress in 2012-13, they had to meet the following targets in 2011-12 testing:

* Reading, grades 3-8: 75 percent of students must be proficient

* Reading, grade 11: 78 percent of students must be proficient

* Math, grades 3-8: 70 percent of students must be proficient

* Math, grade 11: 66 percent of students must be proficient

Schools also had to show a participation level in accountability testing of at least 95 percent in each category and average daily attendance of at least 93 percent in grades three through 8 for all subgroups. For high schools, a graduation rate of 83 percent or greater was required.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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