Belfast Area High School

  • Belfast Area High School serves 487 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maine state average of 10%.

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School Overview

  • Belfast Area High School's student population of 487 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students487 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Belfast Area High School
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Belfast Area High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Belfast Area High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belfast Area High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
Overall School Rank#191 out of 525 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
39%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
2%
2%
White
95%
90%
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.100.19
Graduation Rate80-84%
85%
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
39%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRSU 71 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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