#18 Middle School in ME and #5 in York County

Marshwood Middle School

626 H.L. Dow Highway, Eliot, ME 03903

How Good is Marshwood Middle School?

Report Card

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

Located in Eliot, Maine, Marshwood Middle School, is a York County school. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 506 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Maine it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. Of middle schools, Marshwood Middle School ranks 18 in the state and 5 for its county.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is calculated by comparing a number of factors, such as student scores on Maine standardized tests. Marshwood Middle School earned a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Maine.

Source: ME Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Marshwood Middle School earned a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Maine.

Students : Teacher
ME Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
ME Avg. 2%
New Teachers
ME Avg. 9%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. For safety, Marshwood Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Maine and received the grade of A for this measure.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Very Good


Information about the student body at Marshwood Middle School is listed below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
ME Avg. 18%
Free Lunch
ME Avg. 35%
Econ. Disadvantaged
ME Avg. 42%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 506
Minority Students 45
Diversity Index 10
Students with Disablities 80
Economically Disadvantaged 17%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 5%


A School - Only 10% 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 many of 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

You can find the closest middle schools to Marshwood Middle School below. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. All Eliot schools can be viewed on the Eliot, Maine schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Shapleigh School B+ A- B+ C
2 Dover Middle School A- A- A- B
3 Portsmouth Middle School A A A A
4 Oyster River Middle School A+ A+ A- A+
5 York Middle School A A+ B A+

Marshwood Middle School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Marshwood Middle School? 506
  • How good of a school is Marshwood Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Marshwood Middle School in? The school is located in York County.
  • How can I contact Marshwood Middle School? The school's number is (207) 439-1399.
  • Where is Marshwood Middle School? 626 H.L. Dow Highway, Eliot, Maine 03903

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. 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, or 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
Shapleigh School
43 Stevenson Road Kittery, ME 03904
Dover Middle School
16 Daley Dr Dover, NH 03820
Portsmouth Middle School
155 Parrott Ave Portsmouth, NH 03801
Oyster River Middle School
1 Coe Dr Durham, NH 03824
York Middle School
30 Organug Road York, ME 03909