The Downeast School is one of five Bangor elementary (PreK-3) schools and one of three that serve the West Side of the city. Downeast students combine with those from 14th Street School and Vine Street School in their transition to grades 4 and 5 at the Fairmount School before moving on to the James F. Doughty School.
Like all Bangor schools, the Downeast School staff is committed to the Bangor School Department’s Strategic Plan: Academic Excellence for All Students. This commitment begins with providing each individual student with the tools necessary to reach their academic achievement. The school is proud to note starting in 2010 and through 2012, Downeast students achieved Adequate Yearly Progress in all academic, sub groups, and attedance as part of No Child Left Behind.
The foundation for academic achievement and college really does begin at the elementary level.
- Richard Fournier