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Madison Area Memorial High School

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2 stars

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Posted May 25, 2014

Attending this high school was honestly the worst part of my life. Basically, if you aren't an athlete, you might as well be invisible. The school continues to cut classes and supplies to save money, but yet the sports teams are constantly getting new equipment. And everyone is just so proud of the "amazing" football team, who haven't played a decent game since the 80's. Many of those football players grew up to work at this school and act like they haven't matured at all since then. I feel sorry for the few great teachers working there because their time is being wasted trying to teach kids who don't want to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2014

I attended this school from another town-- unfortunately MAMHS was part of the SAD59 district that my school was a part of). I had no choice but to attend MAMHS unless my parents paid out of pocket. All the school cares about is the varsity softball and varsity women's basketball team. Aside from a select few teachers, the faculty did not care about how well students did. I was a student that worked hard to earn the grades that a received, but even being a hard worker and taking initiative myself, this school did not prepare me for any post-secondary education. Maybe it had something to do with us being on the list of top 10 worst high schools in the state of Maine my junior and senior year.


Posted March 14, 2013

Awesome school, I graduated from Madison and my kids have all done well in all schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2013

The education you gain at Madison Area Memorial High School is unsatisfactory at best. The education I received from Madison did not prepare me for any post-high school education, nor the skills I needed for the working world. During my time at Madison, I moved to another state and was unable to continue attending the high school there because the course work was much too difficult compared to Madison and I was forced to move back to finish school. My post-high school education classes in a different state prepared me for college and I am now getting the education I need to become successful, which I could not have done with the education I received at Madison alone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2012

This school is a joke. I would not send my dog here. The students do not learn anything, and the staff only cares about themselves. The school caters to their athletes needs but that is about it. They run a schedule that does not even make sense. Four classes a day and each one is eighty minutes. If you can never speak to a teacher because they are always "in a meeting". If you want your children to get a quality education and become successful in the future consider private school or don't move here. One thing I can say is that the parents are very involved however it is the school that does not want to co-operate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

This school is by far the worst school I have ever attended. The principal is by far the creepiest and most touching principals I have met. This is a terrible school and only focuses on its terrible football team. If you have any other options for a high school choose them over this school in a heart beat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

I am a student and i feel like i am not learning what i should be learnign. I am craving to learn and madison high school is not teaching me enough. I am put in classes where the other students dont want to learn,
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

This is a great shool with top of the line equipment, and a great faculty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Overall its a great school but its changed a lot through out the years.


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
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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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
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 57%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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486 Main St
Madison, ME 04950
Phone: (207) 696-3395

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