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Skowhegan Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 848 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted August 4, 2010

I am appauled with the dropout rate. One of my kids included in this. I saw it coming and tried to get help from the school to discourage it but got no where. There are so many programs to help kids today get their diplomas but the school did not make them available in time. My child had very bad experiences with both teachers and administration. I was discouraged myself. I can only imagine how my teenager was feeling. I would like to see the school find out why so many of these teens are dropping out of their school and reach out to help them before this continues at this rate. I know what I was hearing and seeing for myself but what do I know...I'm just the parent. I have always been an involved parent but the school doesn't always like what I have to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It's one of the best schools in Maine, producing more College bound students than any other school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I am an alumni of this High School . I feel that I received a great education and have nieces and nephews attending or having recently attended the High School. It's a small town and I could see where 'who your parents are' matters and affects judgements, but hopefully Skowhegan HIgh personnel have risen above that attitude. I have 2 nieces who are doing quite well in secondary education that attended Skow High and a nephew currently attending who is taking AP courses. Go Indians....especially their field hockey team...keep it up Paula...you were assistant coach when I was there...way to keep the program going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

Our school is a great school. The teachers and staff create a fun and safe environment for everyone. It is a very organized but easy going school
—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.

Grade level

Critical Reading

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
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 97% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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61 Academy Circle
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: (207) 474-5511

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