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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Gorham High School is a highly rated, public school located in Gorham, ME. It has 839 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
41 Morrill Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038
Telephone
(207) 222-1100

Gorham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1170
226 responses
Average ACT
25
13 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,267
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,300
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.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Sports
    33%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Spirit week
    20%
  • Pep rallys
    13%
  • Unity and Diversity Day
    7%
  • There are not many events or traditions
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
839
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,561
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$13,398/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Gorham High School Reviews

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Gorham is a decent school. It lacks diversity, but not commitment to learning. I have multiple strong relationships with teachers, whom have enhanced my high school learning experience greatly. The school is very safe and EVERYONE must be buzzed in by the office to enter the school. The facilities, fields, and classrooms are nice, but soon to be outdated. The food is good, and there are many options for students other than traditional classes. At GHS we offer JMG(Jobs for Maine Graduates), Volk, PATHS, and bridges. The student and parent resources at Gorham are very helpful. Guidance deos a great job coordinating college and schedule plans with students. Overall Gorham does a great job delivering a meaningful education and preparing students with the tools they need to advance into the real world.
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During my four years at Gorham high school I would say that I had an okay experience in terms of academics, and relations with teachers. There are a select few teachers that I believe and I know many of my peers agree are the teachers that genuinely care about the success of their students and they will sit down and work with them to get them on the path they need to be on. However I would say thats only about 8% of our staff. The others I felt did not care or make much of an effort to help us students with doing more than just the bare minimum to get into college. Some of our facilities were a bit run down and over crowded. I would say that aside from having an athletic director that does not treat all teams and genders the same, we have had a good amount of success in our school athletic programs and other clubs and organizations.
Gorham High School allows its students to grow and explore the world around them in a safe and encouraging learning environment. They offer the appropriate resources and their faculty is generous and hard working. The school system must also navigate a difficult budget that limits our possibilities, so the quality of education shows the ability and commitment that the administration and faculty have for education.