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Noble High School

Public | 9-12 | 966 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

This school is one of the best in Southern Maine. I have two daughters attending this school. Both are very gifted children who have been able to maintain their interest and love of learning, due in part to this schools wonderful "Excel" classes. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

Noble does an excellent job in preparing the students for the future, no matter what path the student takes...college, vocation, or military. The communication with the school has always been open. My son has done remarkably well at Noble, not just academically, but all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2010

I have had two students go through this school system. My eldest has graduated and gone on to college and my youngest is finishing her years there. Though as in any school it has it problems with administration and politics it is a good school with much to offer our students. All too often we forget the focus of school is not about us but about producing educated and well rounded individuals who can go out and positively contribute to society. It is our teachers who have great influence on our children second to the teachings from home. In addition to academics this school offers good sports and extra curricular programs for our students which help them build team skills, good sportsmanship and knowledge of the arts. I for one am satisfied with the education and offerings of this public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I am a student at noble high school. Yes the school does have high credit standards, but the more you do the more you will acomplish in life. If you try hard and do your best then you will pass. I think that it is a great place to learn and the teachers are willing to help you at all times. They do have great teachers for kids with disabilities. They are also very big on athletics. They have so many sports to chose from all year round. They will let anyone on a team even if they have never played that sport before. They let you off with a new start. They do have many other clubs that you can join such as drama club, math club, student council etc. They also are big on helping problems such as invisible children. I would enroll into noble high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

Noble high school is alright when comes into teaching although its not helping with the drop out rate. Seems like a lot of people are dropping out of Noble because they don't have enough credits to graduate. This needs to be fixed. I believe they try too hard trying to be the best school ever. They increase standards to a point where some students cant keep up with, so thats probably a reason for the drop out rate. Plus this school doesnt do anything fun, very boring. The principal should alow more cool/fun things to enthuse students while maintaining the work ethic. For instance the school will removed SSR(sustain silent reading) for events such as pep rallys and 5 mins off each class, which all adds up to 40 minutes of nothing basically. This school needs to rebuild, because what they're doing now is clearly is not working quite well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

My boys went to Noble for a period of 3 yrs. I was always on top of the guidance counslors of my boys, to insure they were acquiring the proper credits for graducation requirements.I was informed each year they were doing fine, and not to worry about it. Then I was told they would NOT meet the credits required. Therefore they would not be graduating with there class. . We have since moved and the boys are doing wonderful in another school district. It is my opinion that Noble does not keep up on the students credits. I also feel that Noble is trying to hard to be like more of a prep school or private school.I would NOT ENROLL your child at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

I'd think twice before enrolling your student into this school. If they have an eye for spotting unnecessary work, their grades will probably quickly drop. Students at the school seem very immature for their age, possibly because of the school. I've never had too much of a problem with tachers though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2007

Noble High Rocks!!! Not just because I go there, but because the teachers, and students are so helpful! You get out of it what you put into it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

Noble High School is an innovative and unique learning institution. It is not, the same old, same old that is still so very present in other neighboring schools. They provide a plethora of supports for students, unfortunately many students do not take advantage of the opportunities provided them. Some may even accuse Noble of being to coddling of its students and should practice more 'tough love'. If there is one thing this school is not, it's uncaring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

I just graduated from Noble High school, and i think it is great. it has one of the best buildings in the state of maine, and on the whole everyone is treated fairly. the sports program is excellent, so are the ap programs. if a student has any kind of disability, there are wonderful resources to help them .
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2005

my daughter is currently enrolled. I found it to be a very nice school but is lacking in students work recognition(work completion). The overall school has extremely high standards and great athletics programs for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I'm not a parent but i went to this school and my little brother does now. i don't think it's very good. all because they don't help some of the kids. My brother is doing horrible in school but the teachers won't help him and tell him how to make up his grades.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2003

The teachers in this district have all a lot of experience and good natural teaching skills.


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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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
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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 94% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 10%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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388 Somersworth Rd
North Berwick, ME 03906
Phone: (207) 676-2843

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