#1 High School in ME and #1 in Cumberland County

Cape Elizabeth High School

345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

How Good is Cape Elizabeth High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Cape Elizabeth High School is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and is a Cumberland County school. An enrollment of 515 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher was reported by the school.

When compared to other schools in Maine it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 1 for Maine and 1 in Cumberland County.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to find a school’s academics score. Cape Elizabeth High School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Maine.

Source: ME Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at many factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Cape Elizabeth High School performs significantly above average compared to other Maine high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Students : Teacher
ME Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
ME Avg. 3%
New Teachers
ME Avg. 8%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety grade is calculated by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Cape Elizabeth High School performs significantly above average compared to other Maine high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Cape Elizabeth High School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
ME Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
ME Avg. 33%
Econ. Disadvantaged
ME Avg. 40%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 515
Minority Students 38
Diversity Index 9
Students with Disablities 47
Economically Disadvantaged 5%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest high schools to Cape Elizabeth High School are listed below. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. To get a complete list of schools in Cape Elizabeth, go to the Cape Elizabeth, Maine schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 South Portland High School B+ B+ A B
2 Baxter Academy for Technical & Sciences A+ A+ A+ A+
3 Portland High School B B A- A-
4 Arthur R. Gould School-Lcydc N/A N/A A- C
5 Scarborough High School A+ A+ A+ A+

Cape Elizabeth High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Cape Elizabeth High School? The school reported 515 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Cape Elizabeth High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Cape Elizabeth High School in? The school is located in Cumberland County.
  • How can I contact Cape Elizabeth High School? The school's number is (207) 799-3309.
  • Where is Cape Elizabeth High School? 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
South Portland High School
637 Highland Avenue South Portland, ME 04106
Baxter Academy for Technical & Sciences
54 York Street Portland, ME 04101
Portland High School
284 Cumberland Av Portland, ME 04101
Arthur R. Gould School-Lcydc
675 Westbrook Street South Portland, ME 04106
Scarborough High School
11 Municipal Drive Scarborough, ME 04074