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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Wells High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wells, ME. It has 443 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
200 Sanford Rd
Wells, ME 04090
Telephone
(207) 633-3132
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Wells High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
93 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
35%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$65,230
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$777
National
$949
Median Home Value
$272,000
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Football games, spirit week, homecoming,
    44%
  • Semi-formal and prom dances
    28%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Marching band competitions
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • School plays and musicals
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
443
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$26,065/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Wells High school provides a great and safe learning environment. All of the teachers are always lending a helping hand and making the students feel as though they belong. Guidance counselors here are very kind and helpful. Wells high school has prepared and readied me for my college experience through learning studying strategies, coping skills, social skills, and financial skills.
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It's a pretty nice school. There are plenty of opportunities to join clubs and extracurriculars. Wells High School also has some great opportunities for student athletes. Unfortunately, the music department is small and underfunded.
Wells High School, newly rebuilt, boasts the same horrible foods, overly political administration, and sports focused political hierarchy that truly made the old school a poor experience. Instead of beefing up educational programs and resources, the town decided to make a new building with TWO GYMS for sports. If you are involved in sports, you will likely be worshipped by the entire town. Otherwise, the arts are subpar on funding, and if you haven't grown up in this town, you'll struggle to find a place.

Some good teachers keep the programs afloat, but the guidance facutly couldn't help you plan your courses if it meant they'd end world hunger.

Not a fantastic experience. Not horrible I guess but at least I've gradutated.

Not every experience will be magical, friends.