As the bell rings for the last time before summer, the voices of high schoolers all throughout Maine are excited to get their vacations started.

There are 206 high schools throughout the state of Maine, 136 of those are public, according to While every high school has its own uniqueness and charm, there are a select few that have risen above all the rest.

But first, I attended Lewiston High School and graduated in 2004 and want to take a trip down memory lane.

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Oh the glory days. One thing that comes to mind is our cool CD collections which included the likes of Britney Spears, *NSYNC, New Kids on The Block, Lisa Loeb, TLC and the Backstreet Boys. I remember my sister and I perfecting our dance moves in front of our bedroom mirrors.

Don't forget the stellar fashion trends. They officially made an everlasting mark on me. And when I need the reminder of how "cool" we were with our original Jnco jeans and chunky platform shoes, I'll take a walk down to my basement and pull out my yearbook.

I also can't forget music class. I was a late bloomer when it came to joining the choir but I had been singing for my whole life. I auditioned for Darren Avery who was the music teacher at the time. I was so excited to have made it into the chorus and have the ever lasting memory of being chosen to sing in front of the student body at our graduation ceremony.

What do you remember most about your high school years?

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While every high school has its own unique-ness and lasting memories there are a select few that have risen above the rest and have earned, according to Stacker, the  title of being the top 10 schools in Maine.

Are you ready for the ultimate countdown? Below is a list of the top public high schools in Maine. Have you attended the top 10?

Look: The best public high schools in Maine

Stacker compiled a list of the best public high schools in Maine using 2023 rankings from Niche.

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