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|89 Western Avenue
Hampden, Maine, 04444
|School district||Regional School Unit #22 (R.S.U. 22)|
|Number of students||708|
|Color(s)||Purple and White|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Location||Alt. U.S. 1, Hampden, Maine|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||75000106|
|Added to NRHP||September 11, 1975|
Hampden Academy is a public high school located at 89 Western Avenue in Hampden, Maine. The school is a part of Regional School Unit #22 (R.S.U. 22,) with approximately 708 students from Hampden, Newburgh, Frankfort and Winterport attending for grades 9–12. It has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The school mascot is the Bronco.
Hampden Academy was founded in 1803 as a private school and before that was a theological seminary. It became a member of MSAD 22 in 1969 (changed to R.S.U. in 2013.) It still serves as a public school that educates students from Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort, and Newburgh. The original Hampden Academy building, located at 1 Main Road North, is on the National Register of Historic Places. A new $51.6 million building, located behind the FieldTurf complex, was completed in 2012.
Notable Staff members
- Stephen King, former English teacher
- Mike Bordick, baseball player
- Ricky Craven, NASCAR driver, ESPN correspondent
- Jim Spohrer (1974), computer programmer
- Michael Thibodeau (1984), State Senator
- Tanya Ryno (1988), producer, director