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Posted February 2, 2012

As a current student, the past four years here have literally been some of the worst of my life. As an average student, it's very difficult for me to keep up with high class students. This school took my high school career and tossed it out the window.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 10, 2009

I am a former student of Stearns and the education I recieved was not as great as it could have been, I was consumed in extra stuff, like show choir, one act, the fall musical, field hockey, jazz band and jazz choir. It was very nice to have so many options around me.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 6, 2009

This school is what the students make it, like all schools. In any small town there is going to be politics, like that at stearns. But, what needs to be remembered is that of the student teacher relationships that wouldn't be possible in other schools, or that 12 year olds can safely walk to school. The Positivie attributes of this school greatly out weight it's downfalls. School, like life is what you make of it. Teachers can't teach if the students aren't willing to learn.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 19, 2008

I believe that Stearns is an awful school. I went there for three years and there are almost no options, Stearns is also at a low standard for colleges and makes it a lot harder to get into a good college. Parents, as a former student of this school, if you send your kid to this school you are robbing them of a good education
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 26, 2008

For teachers, Stearns is a great place to work if you love camping, hiking and fishing. The students are the same as many other places I've worked. The school politics are the downside. Many of our best teachers left because of certain...uh...politics. So, with a 5 for pristine beauty and a 1 for shady politics, I give and average of 3.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted July 13, 2007

This school was real hard to get through. The safety is incredibly low.
—Submitted by a former student

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Critical Reading

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

43 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 98% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 2%
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 51%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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199 State St
Millinocket, ME 04462
Phone: (207) 723-6430


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