B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
89 Western Avenue
Hampden, ME 04444
Telephone
(207) 862-3791
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Hampden Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
99 responses
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • JCL convention
    33%
  • Homecoming
    28%
  • Powder-puff football
    17%
  • State Basketball Game
    11%
  • All District Music Night
    6%
  • Math Team
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
693
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Hampden Academy Reviews

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Hampden Academy is a beautiful campus with an amazing forest right outside. The facilities are well built, making it visibly a good learning environment. The teachers are friendly and understanding as long as you are respectful, and they all very clearly want their students to succeed, most of them having flexible afterschool times where students can come in for help. There is an expansive sports facility and one of the best performing arts centers in the state of Maine. The drama club puts on wonderful performances, as does our renowned show choir, concert choir, and band. Most of the classes are engaging and fun, and I feel as if I really benefited from going there. I'm very proud of where my highschool degree came from, and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat. HA is a wonderful place.
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The academics were very good and I've been very successful in college so far because of this. I felt pretty prepared going into my first year. However the administrative faculty is the worst part of this school. If someone is severely sick and cannot attend school, the faculty in the office will have no sympathy. I contracted mono during the middle of my senior year, could not attend school for two weeks and only attended part time for two weeks after that. The office staff threatened to not give me my diploma in June because I had too many absences, all of which were supposed to be excused by my countless doctor's notes saying I was not allowed to be in school for an entire day. I was a straight A student who was severely ill and could barely stand up for more than an hour, not some kid that was just skipping school for a month. But all my teachers were very understanding. I still passed my third quarter with honors that year because of the wonderful teachers I had.
Hampden Academy id a diverse community of students and educators. Hampden Academy has an amazing faculty that loves to teach and is eager to assist their students. We have one of the best music departments in eastern Maine both instrumental and vocal. Hampden Academy also has a large number of clubs including the largest JCL delegation in Maine. We are proud of the rich history of our school spanning over two hundred years and wish to continue our legacy of making students strive for personal success.