Superintendent's Message

As Superintendent of MSAD 13/RSU 83 it is my pleasure to welcome you to our district website. We are extremely proud of our school district. Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial Sr. High School was recognized by Newsweek as one of the best high schools in the United States in 2016.  As a district we are committed to achieving our mission statement. 

“The mission of MSAD 13/RSU 83 is to provide each student the necessary skills to become a successful, responsible adult and life-long learner.  The MSAD 13/RSU 83 team, parents and community believe in working together to ensure a safe and comfortable learning environment where each student develops self-confidence and responsibility for personal learning.” 

 

If you ever have comments, suggestions, or questions please email me at Sandra.macarthur@sad13.org or call me at (207) 672-5502. 

Respectfully,

Sandy 

Employment

School Profile

CEEB Code: 200135

 

Our School and Community

Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial High School is located in Bingham, ME and serves the towns of Bingham and Moscow, and hosts tuitioned students from Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Concord Township and West Forks.  Currently we have approximately 180 students in grades K-12.  We are a small rural community located in Central Somerset County, halfway between the equator and the North Pole!

Our Curriculum and Courses

To earn a high school diploma from Valley, students must successfully complete 4 credits in English, 3 credits in math, 3 credits in science, 3 credits in social studies, 1 credit in physical education, 1 credit in health and 1 credit in fine arts.  In addition, they must earn a minimum of 24 credits and accumulate 40 hours of community service.

 

Our courses run on a semester schedule and range from our traditional college preparatory courses and electives, to our dual enrollment college courses through schools such as, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Kennebec Valley Community College, Thomas College, the University of Maine at Machias and Husson University.  In addition, some students choose to take courses through our regional technical center, Somerset Career and Technical Center in Skowhegan.

 

Our Grading

We grade on a 100 point scale.  A = 93-100 B= 85-92 C= 75-84 D= 74-70 F= 69 or below.

 

Our Rank and GPA

Class rank is based on an unweighted GPA.  Students who have attended Valley High School for two consecutive years will be included in the class rank.  Classes that average into class rank include regular education classes at Valley High School.  Dual Enrollment courses are not included in GPA or class rank.

 

SAT Results

Every junior at Valley participates in the SAT exam, which is paid for by the State of Maine as part of the Maine High School Assessment. 

 

Our 2015 mean SAT scores are based on nine students.

 

            Reading: 498                           Math: 515                    Writing:  466

 

Our 2016 mean SAT scores are based on nineteen students.

 

EBRW 502                             Math 478

 

Awards and Distinctions

2015 Newsweek award for one of the best public schools in the nation for “Beating the Odds”.  This award honors schools that are excelling at preparing low-income students for college.

 

Colleges Attended by Some of Our Graduates in the past five years

 

Central Maine Community College                                     

Colby College                                                                                      

Colby-Sawyer College                                                                        

Denison University                                                                             

Eastern Maine Community College

Husson University

Kennebec Valley Community College

Maine Maritime Academy

Montserrat College of Art

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Northern Maine Community College

Southern Maine community College

Thomas College

Unity College

University of Maine

University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine at Machias

University of Maine at Presque Isle

University of New England

Washington County Community College

Moscow Elementary School

125 Canada Road

PO Box 649 ​

Moscow, ME 04920

207.672.5572

Fax: 207.672-3003

Upper Kennebec Valley Jr/Sr High School

110 Meadow Street

PO Box 669​

Bingham, ME 04920

207.672.3300

Fax: 207.672-4485

Superintendent's Office

110 Meadow Street

PO Box 649​

Bingham, ME 04920

207.672.5502

Fax: 207.672.3800