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Gorham High School

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Posted November 27, 2011

Gorham High is an wonderful school. Which have, I believe some of the best History teachers in the state. I'm a Junior, and time has flown by. We have an outstanding athletic program, academic, and art program. Our school has been recognized for many accomplishments in those areas. We really do have some wonderful kids roaming the halls who have wonderful potential, and are challenged by our elite teachers. Not only do I think my school is amazing, the energy, and kindness can be felt throughout the halls. There is just a loving spirt that no one can look past.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 17, 2009

GHS programs span many interests in the community: performing arts and sports are but two. Gorham loves its Rams and the school loves Gorham.

Posted March 14, 2008

I am a student at Gorham Highschool, and I believe that the whole school system needs to rethink their priorities, and focus on the bigger issues going on in our school, other than scolding someone for wearing a budwiser hat. There are bigger problems than that out there. I can not wait until next year when I will finally graduate :)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 8, 2007

i am a student at gorham high and i have to say i truley love th school. it's morals it's mission statement. there is one person int he office i am no that fond of. they just do not persoable. that is really my only negative on the school. i love school very much and when i graduate i will be very proud to tell my children i went to such a fune school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 1, 2007

I've had four children in the Gorham School system. They've each had their own individual struggles, but I've found that the schools are willing to work overtime with kids at risk of not passing. I was really surprised when my son was having trouble in 9th/10th grade and a meeting was set up with me, my son, all of his teachers, the guidance counselor and the vice principal. It just showed me that they cared. We worked out plan to help him. Now 8 years later my youngest was having trouble with reading. She went in to a 'Chapter 1' reading program and is reading well ahead of her grade level now. I thank them all. LJ
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2006

As a parent of 3 children in the Gorham school dept I am so not impressed. The whole experience has been very depressing. Gorham schooldept needs a complete overhaul!
—Submitted by a parent

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Critical Reading

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 96% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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41 Morrill Ave
Gorham, ME 04038
Phone: (207) 222-1100


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