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Jay High School

Public | 9-12 | 232 students


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Posted February 16, 2005

Great town! Great school! Teachers who care about ALL students!! Great athletics and scholastics!! An atmosphere of closeness within the community!! Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 1, 2005

I am a student of a differnt race at jay high school and I have been treated unfairly and haven't got the help I need. I have asked for help and they said you should go to a behavoral school. I am not a bad student. The students are excellent and try to help everyone. I wouldn't recommend anyone to this school cause of what the school has done. They gave my brother so many problems so he gave up. now he is in a new school and is doing so much better. I used to be an honor roll student till i stayed with jay.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2004

I wouldn't bring my OWN kids to this school (Fortunately I'm going to be CHILDFREE). Forget being a student here if you're an introvert. I was an introvert and I got horrible treatment by fellow students. The admin never did anything about it, either. The sports in the school should be dropped as well.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 25, 2004

I am also a student of Jay High School. This School is excellent if you are bad at school or exceed in school but the school treats the average students with a lower amount of attention. The teacher have just received new contracts and are excited to teach. If you are planning to attend this school contact the school as soon as possible because the classes fill up quick. I have requested the same class two years in a row and still cannot get it. The students are very good people and are all friends. No one is treated as an outsider.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 30, 2004

Jay High School is one of the best schools in Maine. The people here are nice, and the teachers create an enjoyable environment for the students to learn in. I am a student at this school, and I am proud to go here. If you are looking for a great town to move to, Jay is the place. I hope you choose to move here!
—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.

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Critical Reading

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 97% 92%
Black 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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33 Community Dr
Jay, ME 04239
Phone: (207) 897-4336


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