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Hermon High School

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Posted November 16, 2010

Hermon High School is a place where teachers are more that the gate keepers to your success in life. They are your friends. They go out of their way to make sure that each student is performing to their best ability. The whole school system creates a learning environment where everyone can understand. There are UTC Programs offered to juniors and seniors, a large variety of extra-curricular activities including sport teams such as golf, football, field hockey, soccer, cross country, indoor and outdoor track, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, tennis baseball, and softball. There are numerous clubs such as Key Club, French Club, Spanish Club, and Hiking Club. But it doesn't stop there. Any student can talk to administration to set up a place to host any other clubs.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 27, 2008

I think Hermon is up and comming. The technology is increadable. Small staff of caring teachers and a principle with new ideas, makes Hermon a perfect choice for parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 17, 2008

I am currently enrolled as a student at HHS, and find the school to have a very good learning environment. The curriculum is felexable, so students of all levels can succeed. The teachers are all very kind, and always willing to give out extra help. The safety of the school is suburb, as they have recently installed video cameras in every hallway. The code of conduct is clear and to the point, and very easy to understand. The sports department is very organized, and as a B class school, we hold some pretty extreme titles. VOC is offered for third and fourth year students. The music departnment at Hermon is expanding fast, and the school overall is excellent. The student body as a whole has a good atmosphere, and creates a safe, family like feeling inside the school. Attending school becomes something you look forward to on a daily basis
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 24, 2007

Hermon High School offers a beautiful facility, a visionary principal, and an excellent faculty. The school has small school atmosphere with academic advantages of larger schools. The technology is so innovative foreign visitors have come to learn about it. The principal sets high standards for academics and discipline, but is personable and friendly, and offers students an open invitation to start new clubs based on their interests. After looking at private school options, we decided to stick with Hermon and we are happy with the decision. The music program has improved, and includes jazz band and chamber choir. Plans are underway for a steel pan band. A former Broadway actor/singer is one-act play director, leading the school to first place in the state. The administration is open to parent involvement. Graduates have gone on to Ivy League and military academies. If students work hard, they will do well anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 14, 2007

I had one son that graduated from HHS and one child who is in the 10th grade. I have been very satisfied with the quality of programs that I have dealt with at HHS-academics and sports. As with most schools, it is all what a child wants to make it. The parents that I have heard complaining about the teachers and school are the ones who will not go in and talk to the teachers or administration. They would rather lay blame on someone else-then where it should go-to the student and parent. HHS is always amazingly clean and I have found all of the teachers and office staff to be very courteous and helpful. I love HHS and I think they do an outstanding job of looking out for the students best interest!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 29, 2004

Hermon is not a bad school. The general rule is that if a student puts in a good effort, they are rewarded. Those who slack off are likely to rightly receive lower grades and not enjoy the school as much. Hermon's athletics are about average. The technology department is superb--Hermon offers its own wireless internet for less than Adelphia's cable internet, and all students are assigned a free email account as well as a school wide computer user-login. Its music department is lacking; however, this is more because of a lack of support than inadequate teaching. Hermon is a very athletics-oriented school in terms of extra-curricular activities. Overall, Hermon is a good school to attend. A new principal is in that is making radical (good) changes to the way things work, and I think Hermon's future is brighter than before. The previous review was probably submitted before the new principal came.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 10, 2003

As a former student of Hermon High, I could not wait to get out of the school system! The system is screwed up and continues to get worse every year. It is easy for the troubled students to slide through and rough, at times, for the students who are doing well to be treated fairly! Overall, I think the school sucks!!!!!
—Submitted by a former student

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Critical Reading

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

116 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 94% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2415 Route 2
Hermon, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 848-4000


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