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About This School

Mount Desert Island High School is a public high school in Bar Harbor. 547 students go to Mount Desert Island High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 28% of the 547 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mount Desert Island High School is 10:1. Sumner Memorial High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.9%
Asian 0.5% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 23%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    A truly excellent public high school; its quality would definitely match some private high schools. The arts programs are fantastic the teachers are generally highly-regarded and it manages to get students into some pretty great colleges. I'd say the only significant drawback would be the guidance department-if you or your child wishes to go a school other than the University of Maine be prepared to do a lot of the work yourself. Other than though I give it high marks.

  • (2 years ago)

    From day 1 i was encouraged by the teachers here to quit school they told me school just wasn't for me they also talked four of my friends into quitting school diplomas are only for non-troubled students at MDI

  • (3 years ago)

    Drugs are a huge problem at this school. The school administrators refuse to deal with the drug problem. Drug dogs are not allowed so the kids can feel that the staff trust them. Be care full sending children here

  • (3 years ago)

    MDI High School is an excellent school. The school has a strong leadership as far a teachers and the principal staff very strong and love the children that go to the school. The academic program that is offered is wonderful there is so much for the young adults to do.

  • (5 years ago)

    While this school certainly offers many courses and I was able to graduate and enter the college of my choice its bias as well as lack of discipline make it hard for many students. Though MDIHS boasts high college acceptance rates check out how many students drop out during or after their first year at college. It is a high number.

  • (5 years ago)

    Really fantastic! MDIHS has unparalleled faculty resources that know both how to teach and how to connect with the student body. The Music/Theatre/Visual Arts program is incredible without doubt one of the best in Maine. High achieving students get very good treatment at MDI with a good variety of AP's to choose from and knowledgeable instructors. I'm a current senior and the last four years have been great no regrets.

  • (6 years ago)

    MDI HS is one of the very best high schools in Maine. The breadth of programs is at least as good as you'd find in city schools of twice the size. The facilities are good and the teaching staff is excellent.

  • (9 years ago)

    I used to live in Southwest Harbor and I went to MDIHS best place ever. I had to move due to coast guard and am now in a city school which I find to be very different. MDIHS had one on one teachings and here not so much. I find the teachers at mdihs were the best around. I've been to 17 schools and mdihs was the best!

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