Dirigo High School

  • Dirigo High School serves 225 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (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 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dirigo 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 5% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

    Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
    Total Students225 students
    Gender % This chart display gender of Dirigo High School
    Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
    Students by Grade This chart display the students of Dirigo High School by grade.

    School Comparison

    • Dirigo 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 diversity score of Dirigo High School is 0.10, 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 1985-1986 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ME)
    Overall Testing Rank#295 out of 523 schools
    (Bottom 50%)
    Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    20-29%
    37%
    Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    50-59%
    50%
    Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
    American Indian
    n/a
    1%
    Asian
    2%
    1%
    Hispanic
    1%
    2%
    Black
    2%
    4%
    White
    95%
    89%
    Hawaiian
    n/a
    n/a
    Two or more races
    n/a
    3%
    All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dirigo High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
    Diversity Score0.100.21
    Graduation Rate
    85-89%
    84%
    Eligible for Free Lunch
    41%
    38%
    Eligible for Reduced Lunch
    8%
    7%
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    School District NameRSU 56 School District
    Source: 1985-1986 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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