School Details

Biddeford High School

20 Maplewood Ave, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 282-1596
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 852 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

33%
33%
49%
35%
34%
48%
35%
34%
41%
42%
42%
43%

Maine High School Assessment (MHSA)

In 2011-2012 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Biddeford School Department average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Biddeford High School is a public high school in Biddeford. 852 children attend Biddeford High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 42% of the 852 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Biddeford High School is 15:1. Biddeford Regional Center of Tech is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I've had the experience of 4 children going to BHS one that graduated with honors. I've worked in this school. We moved unfortunately and the other 3 went to school elsewhere. Comparing the school they go to now with BHS there is no comparison. The passion and commitment the teachers have at BHS goes far beyond the shiny new school my kids go to now and the teachers there you need to make an appointment to see. My kids can't go after school to get help if they missed something due to an absence. The BHS teachers my children had were always available no matter what. Another thing my kids are relearning what they already have 1 or 2 years ago. They are supposedly in a top ten school (according to data and state assessments)where we live currently.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Biddeford high school and I feel that it's not a very good school.We moved to Saco because we didn't want our other children to have to go there.It has a 5.0 gpa..what a joke.The school does not recognize the acomplishments of the students.Would not recommend this school to anyone.To everyone that attends GOOD LUCK!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The building itself is dilapidated and currently under a renovation. However I think the teachers are what make the school. I have found many to be helpful and encouraging. I personally blame the superintendent for letting the school get so badly damaged.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has been very unfufilling to me. They lack money for their students and generally dont care.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had the best years of my life at this school with caring teachers entertaining extracurricular programs (like Drama and Chorus!). I was very involved in acting and singing as well as helped establish the first year of dance team at BHS. I also took AP and honors-level classes from some amazing teachers who prepared me to on to college where I got my BA in Mathematics. I appreciate everything the Biddeford High School gave to me. I had wonderful mentors a caring principal and great friends. Thank you. - Graduate of the class of 2003

  • (7 years ago)

    Biddeford High School continually puts students into the top colleges in the country each year despite the fact that the facilities are a bit dated and in need of some TLC. Currently the City is in the process of addressing the schools facilities and will make the necessary adjustments. The teachers and guidance team are supportive enthusiastic and hard working. Athletically the school is very competitive and continually develops strong student athletes. Biddeford has a few wrinkles for sure but if you look beyond the cosmetics it is a good school with tremendous faculty and support staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is horrible avoid at all costs or you will be misserable.

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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