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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Messalonskee High School is a public school located in Oakland, ME. It has 749 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
131 Messalonskee High Drive
Oakland, ME 04963
Telephone
(207) 465-7381
Website

Messalonskee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
109 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,423
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$745
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,000
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
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 24 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Spring Fling/Day of Caring
    17%
  • Robotics
    13%
  • Music
    8%
  • 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
749
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,146
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,939/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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A community is a good descriptor for the overall Messalonskee experience, as there are a variety of different ways to play your part in the community. Like any high school, you have various sports to play and numerous after-school clubs; but its what you do within these clubs and teams that shines through the most looking back. These groups can interact with each other in unexpected ways from overall fundraising to the advertisement of local businesses that, in turn, contribute to the school. Notable events brought to the forefront would be the homecoming football games, theatrical productions, and concerts. With life's detours and bumps, Messalonskee High School left me with positive and foundational learning experiences that have applied now and, in my opinion, long after I'm done with college.
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Messalonskee is a great school because the class selection is so diverse and the teachers are great! There are many different classes that a student can sign up for and it is awesome that there is such a wide range of things that we can learn about. The teachers I had at Messalonskee were wonderful! Most of the teachers were enthusiastic about the material they were teaching and it really helped to make learning much more enjoyable. The only thing I would like to see change at Messalonskee is possibly have more interactive activities between the students in order to create an even closer bond. This could be through field trips or through classroom games every once and a while.
Messalonskee High School has an amazing athletics program and has seen great success over the years. There is also a notable theater and music program that is popular. The students at Messalonskee take great pride in the school as seen during Homecoming Week, sporting events, and Spring Fling. The academics are decent and teachers do put effort into their teaching for the most part. The school is not diverse at all, however, but that primarily has to do with the state of Maine in itself.