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Biddeford High School

Public | 9-12 | 852 students

 
 

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Posted May 3, 2011

I've had the experience of 4 children going to BHS, one that graduated with honors. I've worked in this school. We moved unfortunately and the other 3 went to school elsewhere. Comparing the school they go to now with BHS, there is no comparison. The passion and commitment the teachers have at BHS goes far beyond the shiny new school my kids go to now, and the teachers there you need to make an appointment to see. My kids can't go after school to get help if they missed something due to an absence. The BHS teachers my children had were always available, no matter what. Another thing, my kids are relearning what they already have 1 or 2 years ago. They are supposedly in a top ten school (according to data and state assessments)where we live currently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2010

My daughter graduated from Biddeford high school and I feel that it's not a very good school.We moved to Saco because we didn't want our other children to have to go there.It has a 5.0 gpa..what a joke.The school does not recognize the acomplishments of the students.Would not recommend this school to anyone.To everyone that attends GOOD LUCK!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The building itself is dilapidated, and currently under a renovation. However, I think the teachers are what make the school. I have found many to be helpful and encouraging. I personally blame the superintendent for letting the school get so badly damaged.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2009

It has been very unfufilling to me. They lack money for their students, and generally dont care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

I had the best years of my life at this school with caring teachers, entertaining extracurricular programs (like Drama and Chorus!). I was very involved in acting and singing, as well as helped establish the first year of dance team at BHS. I also took AP and honors-level classes from some amazing teachers who prepared me to on to college, where I got my BA in Mathematics. I appreciate everything the Biddeford High School gave to me. I had wonderful mentors, a caring principal, and great friends. Thank you. - Graduate of the class of 2003
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2007

Biddeford High School continually puts students into the top colleges in the country each year despite the fact that the facilities are a bit dated and in need of some TLC. Currently the City is in the process of addressing the schools facilities and will make the necessary adjustments. The teachers and guidance team are supportive, enthusiastic and hard working. Athletically the school is very competitive and continually develops strong student athletes. Biddeford has a few wrinkles for sure but if you look beyond the cosmetics it is a good school with tremendous faculty and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

It is horrible avoid at all costs or you will be misserable.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Critical Reading

The state average for Critical Reading was 49% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 92%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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20 Maplewood Ave
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: (207) 282-1596

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