Bangor School Department is a highly rated, public school district located in Bangor, ME. It has 3,653 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Elementary Schools in Bangor School Department
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- B186 Students
- B67 Students
- C+55 Students
- B44 Students
- B35 Students
- A+24 Students
- B-24 Students
- A+23 Students
- A+20 Students
- A+18 Students
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
Bangor School Department Reviews
Academics were always challenging; amazing teachers! Wish more classes were offered to help with life after high school such as cooking, finances, etc, everyday "need-to-know" common sense stuff. It is not common sense unless it is taught!
The Bangor School Department is comprised of staff that cater to wide ranges of children and students, but often the pressures of success limit the creativity of its students. The focus of the Bangor School System is driven by numbers and grades rather than answers and questions. Learning is meant to be a process. That is to say, it takes mistakes to learn. I am satisfied with the competitive academics, but the focus on the arts could have been more encouraged. Students should be well-rounded in academics and co-curriculum. If a student wants to be an athlete and in band or chorus, there's a conflict of interest, and students are forced to choose which path, not a combination. The high school level brought about a strong sense of favoritism in the districts, which was never brought to attention. Some of the coaching staff did little to stop the gossip and bullying of its players from other teammates. There should be more emphasis on school community attitude.
My experience in the Bangor School Department as a student has been extremely extensive. I was in the system from kindergarten all the way to my senior year in high school. The Bangor School always used to be very good to students, but around my freshman year of high school I noticed a downfall in the dedication of teachers. This is not all teachers; there are definitely some who go above and beyond in their jobs. Almost every year, a teacher quits and leaves the system out of boredom, lack of enjoying teaching in the department, or a lack of good co-workers. The replacements are not always good, as they are new and unexperienced, but as a student I can say it is difficult to get taught by a brand new teacher who has never taught at the school before. It isn't always the teachers' fault, it just seems like a lack of training and true preparedness among them as a whole.