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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Maine School of Science & Mathematics is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Limestone, ME. It has 145 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
About Maine School of Science & Mathematics...
Address
95 High Street
Limestone, ME 04750
Telephone
(207) 325-3600
Website

Maine School of Science & Mathematics Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1410
91 responses
Average ACT
30
7 responses
AP Enrollment
52%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,643
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$668
National
$949
Median Home Value
$68,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • LAN Party
    30%
  • J Term
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • LOTR Movie Marathon
    10%
  • Pi Day
    10%
  • Lettuce Club
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
145
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Maine School of Science & Mathematics Reviews

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This really is a great high school. Our academics are amazing, just look at our rankings. Some advice that I can give incoming and current underclassmen is that we are a part of the NCSSS (National Consortium of Specialized STEM Schools), meaning that certain colleges will give us scholarships just for graduating. Make sure you keep an eye out for participating colleges, because I had no idea and college season is basically over. Florida Institute of Technology, for instance, will literally pay 50% of you tuition. Another thing: TOUR COLLEGES. Research, research, research, because college is one of the primary reasons to come to MSSM in the first place. Figure out what career you want to pursue and talk with the college counselor (she is amazing!).
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MSSM is a school for those with a love of science and math. However, if you care about how administration treats you? Not so much. The teachers here are kind and supportive and almost always on students' sides, but when it comes to the other faculty, you don't get that same respect. The admin don't listen to student input, residential instructors treat students poorly, and in general, not a lot of people care. Nonetheless, the friends I have made here have been incredible and I've made some of my happiest memories here. From hanging out at the local bookstore to lettuce club in the lower lounge, the social aspects of this school can be amazing.
There are some very good teachers, but a lot of them are leaving one after another. Being in a rural area, getting resources and people up here is very hard. The administration is subpar for handling one of the smartest kids in the state, and only after this year with a new executive director have things started to get "better". Compared to some other schools in Maine, this school definitely provides a better educational opportunity, but you should know what to expect and weigh your pros and cons.