Belfast Area High School

  • Belfast Area High School serves 509 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Belfast Area High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11%.

School Overview

  • Belfast Area High School's student population of 509 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students509 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Belfast Area High School
Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belfast Area High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 523 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belfast Area High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall School Rank#276 out of 523 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Belfast Area High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Belfast Area High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
4%
White
93%
89%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Belfast Area High School and the percentage of White public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Belfast Area High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score0.130.21
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Graduation Rate80-84%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Belfast Area High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRSU 71 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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