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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Cape Elizabeth High School is a top rated, public school located in Cape Elizabeth, ME. It has 533 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Cape Elizabeth High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
213 responses
Average ACT
31
29 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$111,884
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,191
National
$949
Median Home Value
$408,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    43%
  • Sporting Events
    43%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
533
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,660
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,229/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Cape Elizabeth High School Reviews

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The school cares more about their image than about their students. Academics worked well for some, and they were given plenty of attention, but those who fell behind were ignored. Female students at the school feel unsafe, and sexual assailants are protected. The climate is very competitive and not supportive at all. The school has absolutely no diversity. If you are planning to move here for the schools, PLEASE DON'T! You can find and amazing education elsewhere.
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My three children have received a very good education at Cape Elizabeth High School. Its strengths are many. At the top of the list is its beautiful location on the coast of Maine. As far as the school, the administration is absolutely top-notch -- truly child centered and strives to do what's best for the students. In particular, the principal and vice-principal are wonderful. The majority of teachers are very strong (Social Studies and English are particularly good), though there are a few who should have left a long time ago. There is a wide-variety of extra curricular activities, though the town is very sports focused. The student population lacks diversity so students miss out on the opportunity of learning from people from different backgrounds.
Both of my parents and all of their siblings went to CEHS, and my brother, my cousins, and I followed. For my personal experience, CEHS has been a great high school experience, despite all the stereotypes about my town. It’s a gorgeous, coastal town with lots of big houses, so you’d assume that all the kids are stuck-up, rich, spoiled brats, but everyone is friendly and kind!