Yarmouth High School (Maine)
|Yarmouth High School|
|286 West Elm Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
|School district||Yarmouth Schools|
|Superintendent||William J. Michaud|
|Principal||Edward C. Hall Jr|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
Yarmouth High School was recently renovated to accommodate a 500-seat auditorium, a student union/cafeteria, and a new office area that contains offices for the guidance counselors, the social worker, the substance abuse counselor, the athletic director, the nurse, and the administrative officers.
There were about 520 students enrolled for 2008–2009. Eighty-five percent of seniors go on to college and university studies. There were 52 teachers including all counselors, social workers, special educators, and technology and library specialists.
Yarmouth High is widely recognized as one of the strongest schools in the state academically and athletically.
Awards and recognition
During the 1986–87 school year, Yarmouth Junior-Senior High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. Since renamed, Yarmouth High School was recognized again as a Blue Ribbon School during the 2005–06 school year.
Each year Newsweek ranks the top 5% of schools in the country. There are over 27,000 high schools throughout the country and Newsweek ranks the top 1,300 by what is called the AP Challenge Index. Yarmouth High School has consistently ranked in the top 400, ranked 303 in 2006, 345 in 2007, 275 in 2008, 176 in 2009, and 239 in 2010. (Yarmouth High School was not ranked in 2011, possibly due to Newsweek's decision to change their ranking methodology to include six components: graduation rate (25%), college matriculation rate (25%), AP tests taken per graduate (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10%), and AP courses offered (5%).)
As of 2008, Yarmouth High School had 506 students.
- 497 (98%) were Caucasian
- 4 (Less than 1%) were Asian
- 2 (Less than 1%) were Hispanic
- 2 (Less than 1%) were African-American
- 1 (Less than 1%) were Native American
List of sports by semester
Fall sports include Football, Cross Country, Crew, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Sailing, and Volleyball.
Winter sports include Basketball, Dance, Nordic & Alpine Skiing, Swimming, Indoor Track, and Ice Hockey.
Spring sports include Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Sailing, Outdoor Track, and Crew
Yarmouth puts on a musical production in the fall and participes in the Maine Principals' Association Maine State One Act Competition each winter. In years 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Yarmouth High School won state titles in the Maine One Act Competition, Class B.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982–1983 through 1999–2002 (PDF), accessed May 11, 2006
- CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
- 2005 No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon Schools Program award winners, United States Department of Education, accessed April 6, 2007
- America's Best High Schools: The List - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
- America's Best High Schools 2011 - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
- Best American High Schools: How We Compiled the List - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
- "Yarmouth High School". School Digger. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
- "Yarmouth Sailing Club".
- "Maine Principals' Association & Maine Drama Council's Maine State One Act Competition, Result Page".