Mt Desert Island High School

  • Mt Desert Island High School serves 531 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Maine state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 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 10%.

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School Overview

  • Mt Desert Island High School's student population of 531 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students531 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mt Desert Island High School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mt Desert Island High School is 0.13, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.12. 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#24 out of 525 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mt Desert Island High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maine by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
4%
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White
93%
90%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mt Desert Island High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score0.130.12
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Graduation Rate85-89%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mt Desert Island High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mt Desert Island High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maine by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMt Desert CSD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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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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