Massabesic High School

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Massabesic High School
Massabesic High School building
88 West Road
Waterboro, Maine 04087
United States
Coordinates 43°32′13″N 70°43′28″W / 43.5370°N 70.7245°W / 43.5370; -70.7245Coordinates: 43°32′13″N 70°43′28″W / 43.5370°N 70.7245°W / 43.5370; -70.7245
Type Public
Established 1969
School district RSU 57
Principal James Hand
Staff Unknown
Grades 9–12
Enrollment Around 1000 Students
Number of students Around 1000
Campus size 2 buildings
Campus type suburban
Color(s) Green, white, gold
Athletics football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, wrestling, track and field, swimming, lacrosse, tennis, golf, cheerleading, field hockey, hockey, cross country, Special Olympics
Athletics conference Western and Southern Maine depending on sport, class varies depends on sport
Mascot Mustang horse
Rival Sanford Spartans
Affiliation RSU 57
Information 88 West Rd, Waterboro, ME 04087

Massabesic High School, Pronounced "MASS-UH-BEE-SIK" is a public high school located in Waterboro, Maine, United States. The school is part of the RSU 57 school system, which serves six southwestern Maine towns with a combined population of approximately 22,000 residents: Alfred, Limerick, Lyman, Newfield, Shapleigh and Waterboro.

The school is divided into two separate buildings: the West Building which serves most of the students in grades 10-12, and the East Building (sometimes referred to as the Freshman Academy) which serves grade 9 and some students in grades 10-12 including special ed classes.


The name Massabesic came from a Native American language that was spoken in the area of the high school before Europeans settled in the area. Massabesic High School was first opened in 1969 with an enrollment of over nine-hundred students within the grades nine through twelve. Over the years, the student population increased to its enrollment of around 1000 students

East Building expansion[edit]

On August 29, 2007, Massabesic High School occupied the former Massabesic Junior High School building to open the East Building which expanded the high school, eliminating overcrowding issues.

The East Building contains all of the freshman, the foreign language department and the NJROTC program. It is also the adult education center for RSU 57.

Massabesic Middle School[edit]

The middle school was opened in 2006 and serves students in sixth through eighth grades. Prior to the opening to Massabesic Middle School, seventh and eighth grade students from across the school district attended Massabesic Junior High School.

Key facts[edit]

  • MHS is a member of the MASC
  • MHS was one of the Maine schools which did not make "Adequate Yearly Progress", according to the Maine Department of Education in 2006.
  • Previous dramatic overcrowding (with some class sizes exceeding 30) was almost eliminated with the opening of the Freshman Academy in August 2007. This helped solve some of the overcrowding issues, but some classes still must be held in portable trailers.[1]
  • MHS has a prominent arts department, featuring many theater arts classes and groups as well as choral and band groups with scheduled competitions.
  • MHS offers foreign language classes in Spanish and French.



Massabesic High School's team name for all of its athletic teams is called the Massabesic Mustangs.

  • In 2000, the Massabesic Mustangs football team won the Class A state championship with a 12-0 season.[2]
  • The Girls Lacrosse team won the Class A State Championship in 2007 and 2013.
  • The wrestling team won the Class A championships in 1975, 1998, 2007 and 2008.
  • The Boys swim team won state champion ships 2008-2009.
  • The Girls Cross Country Team placed second in both the regional finals and state finals.
  • The Boys Cross Country Team won the Class A state championship in 2012.


  • Massabesic High school's Odyssey of the Mind team finished at the top of its division in the 2005 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.[3]
  • Massabesic Drill Team, a part of the NJROTC placed 3rd overall in the Greater New England Drill League in the 2006-07 season.
  • Massabesic Drill Team's Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Exhibition, and Personnel Inspection also placed well in the 2006-07 season.

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External links[edit]


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  2. ^ DeAngelis, Michael (November 10, 2005). "Football finalists on common ground". Keep Me Current. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Stillman, Dan (June 23, 2005). "The End of an Odyssey". NASA. Retrieved September 7, 2014.