1081 Eagle Lake Road
Mount Desert, ME 04660
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Mt Desert Island High School serves 539 students in grades 9-12.
Mt Desert Island High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maine for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 36%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Maine state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Mt Desert Island High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Mt Desert Island High School's student population of 539 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
539 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Mt Desert Island High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 524 schools in Maine (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mt Desert Island 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 Data
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State Level (ME)
Overall Testing Rank
#53 out of 524 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
2%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
93%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
My names is James Doughty. I grew up in Somesville when there were many high schools on the island. Somesville in the town of Mt. Desert. Our whole high school had about 15 boys and basketball was very important to us. I rermember the day when Carlo Nimfi, charles leland and I decided we should have a mascot, Carlo had seen newsreels of a California team who were called Trojans. We decided that would be appropiate. So that' how you got your nickname. What I really want to know is why has the prunounciation of Mt. Desert changed? By the way I'm 88 years old.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 539 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in ME)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.13 (Top 50%)

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