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Machias Memorial High School

Public | 9-12

 

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Posted August 24, 2014

My school is small, and isn't filled with diversity. However, most students are kind,, hardworking, and very community orientated. I love that our principal is open to suggestions from students, parents, and teachers. Everyone truly works on making this school as great as it could be. If there was one thing that I could do to improve my school is have more people who are of different backgrounds. Of course that's not exactly something we can help. Of course Machias High School has things that need improvement, what school doesn't?, but it is a joy to go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2012

I'm not sure why the other reviewer was so negative. The school's SAT scores are on the rise, they address bullying and are not afraid to discipline students, the teachers and staff are helpful and caring. The school understands that all students learn differently, at different paces, and in different ways, and customize education for each student. The school pays for students to take early college classes at the University of Maine at Machias, has a Career & Technical Education program, internships, and apprenticeships. Not many schools this size can offer so much to their students. Athletics are on the rise as well. There is a great group of athletes in all three seasons with excellent attitudes. It's not all about winning, its about playing the game the way it should be and having fun while doing it. This group of athletes has the talent and excellent sportsmanship. Perhaps people should visit the school, talk to the students and teachers there, and then write an informed a review. The school is on the right track to becoming a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

As evidenced by test scores, the town's culture and it's position as a "bottom 10 percent" school this is one of the worst schools in the state, a state that routinely has among the worst SAT scores no less.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or above

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 98% 92%
Hispanic 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
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 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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1 Bulldog Ln
Machias, ME 04654
Phone: (207) 255-3812

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