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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  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 127 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

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
103 responses
Average ACT
28
12 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,772
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,100
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
  • LAN Party
    30%
  • J Term
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • LOTR Movie Marathon
    10%
  • Pi Day
    10%
  • Lettuce Club
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
127
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
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
7:1
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
A-
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 and Mathematics is essentially a trial run of college. The classes are hard, but not too difficult. If you put effort into your work, you will pass your classes learning essential skills. MSSM had a wide variety of extra-curricular activities given its dorm-system which also leads to a tightly-knit, supportive community built on cooperation rather than competition.
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The Maine School of Science and Mathematics is a residential magnet school in northern Maine. Students who live in the state of Maine are admitted by application only. Tuition is paid for by the state and room & board is paid for by the students family (however financial aid is available). The academics are amazing and the opportunities afforded to students are incredible. However, the facilities are run down and need work. Overall it is a great environment for learning and student life.
MSSM offers amazing educational opportunities and at school, I have met some of the most amazing people ever, however, at times the uber-competitive environment can take a toxic turn especially amongst younger students. In general though the teachers are great and I've learned more at MSSM than I ever thought possible.