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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Marshwood High School is an above average, public school located in South Berwick, ME. It has 713 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
260 Dow Highway
South Berwick, ME 03908
Telephone
(207) 384-4500
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Marshwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
148 responses
Average ACT
28
9 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,438
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$879
National
$949
Median Home Value
$269,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Friday night football; other sports events
    33%
  • Homecoming Week
    30%
  • Basketball games
    15%
  • Competitive settings (Athlete)
    7%
  • Cross country spaghetti dinners
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
713
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,278
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.7%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$13,351/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I loved all the great students and the access to great resources. Most teachers were prepared and planned ahead for each class. I found the library a wonderful, stress free place to study or hang out with friends. One aspect I did not enjoy about my school were that backpacks were not allowed in classrooms. Therefore making it difficult to carry all my textbooks around from class to class. There several clubs to choose from, keeping me busy everyday after school!
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Marshwood High School is a good school at surface level. As you continue at Marshwood, the administration and the lack of diversity can be troubling. The administration does not seem to care very much about the students, they’re much more focused on what the parent’s and the community’s perception of the school. Although there are some wonderful guidance counselors at the school, a few seem overwhelmed by the workload and aren’t always a great help to the students, even when they reach out for help. As I said, the school is fine at surface level, but in the depths, the students struggle and have little support.
The school administration was entirely unsupportive of students with legitimate problems, often punishing students with in school suspension for simply asking questions about policies. They also openly favored sports over music and arts, going so far as to remove the winter guard from the gym during their scheduled gym time so that an unaffiliated adult sports team could use the facility.