These 4 Bangor-Area High Schools Ranked In the Top 20 for the State of Maine
U.S. News & World Report has come out with their yearly top high school's in the United States list while also ranking top 20 high school's in the State of Maine.
Overall, only one Bangor-area highschool ranked in the top 10 for the State of Maine, which was Orono High School ranking at #9. Bangor High School, MDI High School and Belfast Area High School also cracked the top 20 at #12, #17, and #18, respectively.
- Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone (Ranked #2 nationwide)
- Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth
- Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth
- Falmouth High School, Falmouth
- Greely High School, Cumberland
- Wells High School, Wells
- Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport
- Scarborough High School, Scarborough
- Orono High School, Orono
- Boothbay Region High School, Boothbay Harbor
- Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk
- Bangor High School, Bangor
- Casco Bay High School, Portland
- Brunswick High School, Brunswick
- York High School, York
- Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham
- Mt. Desert Island High School, Bar Harbor
- Belfast Area High School, Belfast
- Morse High School, Bath
- Buckfield Jr-Sr High School, Buckfield
What was looked at for criteria to become the best in the state and nationwide?
- College Readiness
- Math and Reading Proficiency
- Math and Reading Performance
- Underserved Student Performance
- College Curriculum Breadth
- Graduation Rate
Each category had a specific percentage that lead to how it ranked against other schools, with college readiness making up 30% of it's ranking where 12th graders who took and passed at least one advanced placement or IB exam.