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.
Laura Blackstone, an MSSM senior, recently completed a nine day backpacking trip at Baxter State Park through the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program (MYWLP). She was one of only ten students from Maine accepted in the program.