Penobscot Valley High School

  • Penobscot Valley High School serves 158 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (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 20-29% (which is lower than the Maine state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Penobscot Valley 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Maine state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is lower than the Maine state average of 11% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Penobscot Valley High School's student population of 158 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students158 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penobscot Valley 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 Penobscot Valley High School is 0.17, 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 Testing Rank#519 out of 523 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Penobscot Valley 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)20-29%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
91%
89%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penobscot Valley High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in ME.
Diversity Score0.170.21
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Graduation Rate≥90%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
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 Penobscot Valley 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 31/MSAD 31 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ME Dept. of Education

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