The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone has been ranked as the number 11th best school in America, according to the 2014 Newsweek ranking. The ranking is based on methodology from Newsweek which weighs enrollment, graduation rate, weighted SAT composite scores, changes in student enrollment from 9th to 12th grade, and the counselor-to-student ratio. Newsweek also weighted schools based on economically disadvantaged students who performed better than the state average in reading and mathematics. The index automatically categorized schools that performed in the 80th percentile within each state.
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone acquired a new dormitory off campus on 6 Church Street in Limestone. Originally used as an elderly care facility, the new building brings a much needed relief to the growing number of students that are currently enrolled at MSSM.