Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Maine School of Science & Mathematics – US News & World Report – 81/100

Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Maine School of Science & Mathematics – US News & World Report – 81/100


Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Maine School of Science & Mathematics – US News & World Report – 81/100

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Maine School of Science & Mathematics
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750

Phone: (207) 325-3303

District: Me Sch Of Science & Mathematics

Overview

Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is a boarding school that fosters a community learning environment through small class sizes, extracurricular activities, and work assignments. Students live in a dorm, separated into wings by gender and grade level. The curriculum at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics includes AP courses in physics, English literature, and statistics, among others. During January Term, students can participate in internships, conduct research projects, or expand upon in-class learning.

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Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#13
State Rank
#1
Magnet Rank
#3
STEM Rank
#81
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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 103
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 12%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 16%
Full-Time Teachers 11
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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 100%
Proficient in Math 100%
College Readiness Index 100.0
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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Distant Rural
Charter School No
Magnet School Yes
Receives Title I Funding No
District

This information relates to high schools run by this school’s state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 1
Total Students 103
Proficient in Reading (district average) 100%
Proficient in Math (district average) 100%
College Readiness (district average) 100.0

Total Enrollment 103
9th Grade 7 Students
10th Grade 32 Students
11th Grade 34 Students
12th Grade 30 Students
Student Diversity

This is the breakdown of ethnicity and gender of a school’s student body, based on data reported to the government.

Ethnicity/Race

Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 12%
American Indian/Alaskan Native Enrollment (% of total) 0%
Asian Enrollment (% of total) 5%
Black Enrollment (% of total) 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander (% of total) 0%
Hispanic Enrollment (% of total) 2%
White Enrollment (% of total) 88%
Two or More Races Enrollment (% of total) 2%
Gender

Male (% of total) 56%
Female (% of total) 44%
Economically Disadvantaged Students

These are the percentages of the school’s students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, based on data reported to the government.

Free Lunch Program (% of total) 13%
Reduced-Price Lunch Program (% of total) 3%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 16%

Reading Proficiency Distribution

Reading proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Maine High School Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 35
Does Not Meet the Standard 0%
Partially Meets the Standard 0%
Meets the Standard 37%
Exceeds the Standard 63%
Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Maine High School Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 35
Does Not Meet the Standard 0%
Partially Meets the Standard 0%
Meets the Standard 37%
Exceeds the Standard 63%
Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 131.5
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 48.9
Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient N/A
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 100.0
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students N/A
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students N/A
College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 100.0
Exam Used for Index AP®
Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school’s student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 100%
Participant Passing Rate 89%
Exams Per Test Taker 3.6
Exam Pass Rate 85%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 100%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker 3.5

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