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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mt. Ararat High School is an above average, public school located in Topsham, ME. It has 730 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Mt. Ararat High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1180
180 responses
Average ACT
27
6 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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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+
Median Household Income
$73,937
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,600
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.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Basket ball games, Homecoming week, Prom, Concents
    24%
  • Sports games
    18%
  • Snowball Dance
    11%
  • Hockey games
    7%
  • Marching band
    4%
  • Talent Show
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
730
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,523
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,376/ year
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
23%
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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Mt. Ararat High School Reviews

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The school has mostly good teacher who care about the students and what they are learning. They also try to get on the good side of students and the students will usually try to do the same with the teacher to make the classroom a fun learning environment. However, there is a new school being built and the old school has fake walls everywhere so a class will be able to hear another class next door. Also, since there is a new school in construction the last few classes (like the class of 2019 and 2020) are losing some of the benefits that older classes had. The parking lot is smaller and the sports field is gone so teams have to find somewhere else to practice and have their games. On the other hand, administration is trying their best to give the students something in return for taking away some of the older benefits. The graduation of the class of 2019 had their graduation at Bowdoin College which ended up being very nice. Student senior also get the priority of parking spots.
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Mt. Ararat was in my own sense, sub-par. However, after graduating and learning about other schools, and seeing the teacher protests, as well as becoming more knowledgable about high schools throughout the country, I respected Mt. Ararat. The teachers were kind, they cared about you, and wanted to see your success. They have an amazing resources to help you along the way, and cared for you even if you didn't care. They reached out to check up on your mental care, your physical care, and truly cared about your safety. They helped me grow in more ways than just academia.
I love the school community it Mt. Ararat. The students are really great at banding together, and helping each other with their problems. The students are able to have fun with each other and encourage each other whether there is a personal problem or a more pressing matter in the community. One thing that that I would love to see change is the motivation of the administrators fix problems brought to their attention. I have noticed over the years that if there is a problem it will not get fixed. On several occasions there have been speakers that come to the school, and push the students to speak up about their problems whatever they may be, but I and many other students know that often problems brought to administration are not addressed, and when they are addressed; the problems come back. Though I know the school system will never be perfect, I would love the leaders of Mt. Ararat to take a little more responsibility for what is happening under their own nose.