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(Initial Accreditation 1969 | Most Recent Review | 2008)

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Hampden Academy School Profile

89 Western Ave. Hampden, Maine 04444

200425............................ ACT & CEEB Code
207 862-3791......................... Main PHONE
207 862-4111.............................. Guidance
207 862-4592 ............................... Fax

C. William Tracy | Principal
Ryan Crane  | Asst. Principal
Fred Lower | Athletic Director
Jill Kenney | Director of Guidance
Erika Oliver | Guidance Counselor
Christine Voteur | Guidance Counselor
Dawn Huston | Guidance Secretary


Hampden, a central Maine community located on the Penobscot River, is bordered to the north by Bangor, to the south by Winterport, and to the west by Newburgh. Hampden Academy draws students from the communities of Hampden, Winterport, Newburgh and Frankfort. The population of these four communities was 11,146 in the most recent census. The four communities that comprise the school district (R.S.U. #22) are of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and are influenced by rural, suburban and urban geographical conditions. There are a number of cultural and educational opportunities available to residents. The Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Collins Center for the Arts provide a steady menu of cultural events for the region. The University of Maine, among several other nearby institutions, provides excellent higher educational opportunities.

Quick Facts

Hampden Academy is a comprehensive public high school
for grades 9-12
Enrollment | 770
Faculty | 61
ACT & CEEB Code | 200425
Schedule: 80-minute blocks on an alternating day schedule.

Grading System

A 93-100
B 85-92
C 77-84
D 70-76
F Below 70

Grade point average is non-weighted.
Class rank is not determined.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of a minimum of 22 credits, to include:

4 English
3 Social Studies
3 Mathematics
2 Science
1/2 Health
1 Physical Education
1/2 Family Life
1 Fine Arts
1 Academic Advisory
Computer Proficiency

SAT I: Reasoning Test
(97% participation rate)




C.R. Mean 497 467 486
Math Mean 513 471 484
Writing Mean 487 449 475


C.R. Mean 496 462 490
Math Mean 514 467 489
Writing Mean 488 451 479

PSAT 2013-2014

C.R. Mean 44.0
Math Mean 44.8
Writing Mean 42.9

Advanced Placement Test Results 2014

Total number of grades reported


Number of subjects reported 12
Score Results 75 % of scores
were 3 or higher
"AP Scholar with Distinction" awards 4
"AP Scholar with Honors" awards 3
"AP Scholar" awards 16

The Curriculum

Hampden Academy offers approximately 150 courses to meet the educational needs of all ability levels. Students may take a variety of career-oriented programs during their junior or senior years at a regional technical center. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, Art, Latin, Literature, United States History and European History. Honors level coursework may be taken in Pre-Calculus.

English includes full year courses in English 9. Sophomore English consists of one semester of oral communication and one semester of written communication. Interpersonal Communication and Expository Writing 106,108 or 110 (110 being the highest) are considered college preparatory. Junior and Senior English students who plan to attend post-secondary institutions may choose from the following: Folklore, Outdoor Life, Modern Media, Intermediate Short Story and Novel, Critical Reading, Fantasy and Science Fiction, The World of Theater, American Writers, English Writers 1 or 2, Bible and Mythology, English Grammar, Advanced Short Story and Novel, Creative Writing, Shakespeare, College Reading Skills, Writing Center, History of Literature Through Film, Advanced Writing Seminar, and World Literature. (Courses designated as Phase Level 3-5 are four year college preparatory.)

Mathematics includes full year courses in non-algebraic mathematics and a full college preparatory sequence through Advanced Placement Calculus or Statistics. Algebra 2 and Geometry courses designated as "A" are more challenging than those designated as "B."

Science includes practical and applied science courses as well as college preparatory Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics have additional lab periods.

Social Studies include World History, U.S. History 1, Economics and Modern Global Perspectives. Law and Ethics I and II, Senior Seminar, Psychology, Sociology and World Religions are semester elective options. Classical Humanities is a year-long elective option. Social studies classes are heterogeneously grouped.

World Languages includes French 1 through French 4, Spanish 1 through Spanish 4, Latin 1 through AP Latin and American Sign Language I and II.

Fine Arts courses which fulfill the fine arts graduation requirements may be taken across various disciplines, including art, music, technology, and family and consumer science. Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Voices Unlimited are select vocal and instrumental music groups taken for academic credit.

Graduating Class of 2014 Placement

Class of 2014

173 Students
80% Enrolled in post-secondary education
60% Enrolled in four year. colleges
20% Enrolled in two-year. colleges
04% Enrolled in military service
16% Employment

Schools Attended by Recent Graduates Include:

Babson College
Bates College
Belmont College
Bentley College
Brown University
Clark University
Clemson University
College of the Atlantic
Colorado State University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Gordon College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Husson College
Maine Maritime Academy
Marist College
McGill University
Mount Allison College
New England School of Broadcasting
Northern Maine Community College
Pace University
Plymouth State University
Purdue University Dartmouth College
Quinnipiac University
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. Anselm College
St. Joseph's College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Tufts University
United States Military Academy
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Maine
University of Maine Farmington
University of Nebraska
University of New Hampshire
University of Texas
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Wheaton College
Wilson College