Maine School Administrative District 15

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Maine School Administrative District 15
MSAD#15 Logo
Cumberland County, Maine
United States
District information
Type Public
Grades K–12
Superintendent C. King[1]
Students and staff
Students 1,991[2]
Teachers 160.5 (on FTE basis)[2]
Other information
Student:teacher ratio 12.4:1[2]

The Maine School Administrative District 15 is a public school district that operates three elementary schools (K–2 and 3–4), one middle school (5–8) and one high school (9–12) in Cumberland County in the U.S. state of Maine. The school system serves the towns of Gray, Maine and New Gloucester, Maine. The school system is run by a school board and superintendent system.


Table of the schools in MSAD #15
School Town Located Grades Administration
Memorial Elementary School New Gloucester, Maine K – 2 Amanda Hennessey
James W. Russell Elementary School Gray, Maine K – 2 Cynthia Reichert
Burchard A. Dunn Elementary School New Gloucester, Maine Pre-K, 3 and 4 Geoff Robbins
Gray-New Gloucester Middle School Gray, Maine 5 – 8 Sherry Levesque
Danny Blake (asst.)
Scott Walker (Athletics)
Gray-New Gloucester High School Gray, Maine 9 – 12 Ted Finn
Sadie Grealish (asst.)
Scott Walker (Athletics)

Gray-New Gloucester High School[edit]

Gray-New Gloucester High School is the single high school in the Maine School Administrative District 15. The school's colors are red, white, and blue. The school mascot is called the Patriot but is actually a redcoat.

In June 2000, Andy Rooney, the late commentator on the CBS News program "60 Minutes," addressed graduates at a ceremony in Portland. He agreed to be the class' commencement speaker after receiving a letter from students.

The school plays competitively in football, soccer, track, field hockey, basketball and alpine skiing, among others. The school has a wide variety of academic and co-curricular activities. The school is known for its successful drama department,[citation needed] and plays as the Gray-New Gloucester Patriot Players. In 2009, the school's Destination ImagiNation team placed first in their category at the state competition, moving them on to the global competition.

The high school is currently[when?] a pilot school in Maine's effort to revolutionize its public school systems, and a national choice school for demonstrating the effectiveness of the RISC program.[3] After gaining membership with RISC, the school and the district as a whole have been advancing toward standards-based learning, where students have been more free to move at their own pace, and only advancing in areas of study after demonstrating proficiency and meeting an agreed-upon learning standard. The high school is also a participant in Advanced Placement learning programs, and may award either a diploma or International Baccalaureate diploma, if the student is capable of mastering the provided IB curricula.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MSAD 15 website". Maine School Administrative District 15. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  2. ^ a b c "MSAD 15". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2009-06-09. "Students: 1,991 (2006-2007)"
  3. ^ "Re-Inventing Schools Coalition, Competency-Based Education". 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°51′N 70°19′W / 43.850°N 70.317°W / 43.850; -70.317