School Details

Barnstable High School

744 West Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 790-6445
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 & ungraded 2030 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

84%
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78%
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39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barnstable School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
92%
91%
76%
74%
80%
80%
78%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barnstable School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
69%
73%
93%
92%
63%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barnstable School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Barnstable High School is a public high school. The principal of Barnstable High School is Patricia Graves. 2,030 children attend Barnstable High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 30% of the 2,030 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Barnstable High School is 13:1. Sturgis Charter Public School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i love my school. I've been there since eighth grade and couldn't be more happy with my academic and athletic achievements. I'm challenged every day academically and i love all of my teachers. The only thing that isn't excellent is the student life because of the administration's fear of accidents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a junior and am very pleased with my progress at Barnstable High School. The opportunities are immense and the teachers are very open caring and sometimes even humorous in their teachings.

  • (7 years ago)

    Good overall learning enviroment many opportunities there.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great opportunity lots of sports wide variety of academics. Very large 2000 students however small community. Like any h.s. you can do great things if you seek them out and you can do bad things if you seek them out.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was a student at BHS for my 11th and 12th year and graduated from the class of 2000. I enjoyed my classes there and found that many of them had not many more then 20 kids. My teachers were all very nice and some made classes tons of fun. Many of them had an 'open door' policy and that was great in case you had to ask for extra help or anything of that sort. From what I have seen in this school you take out what you put in... If you make the effort to learn things and study you will excel. If you drop the ball and are indifferent don't be surprised to see your grades slip or hang at just enough to 'get by'. Thus attendence and participation are important as they should be with any school.

  • (10 years ago)

    They give up too easily on the kids that could be bright students. Should allow students with high test grades to be exempt from homework/class attendance to recieive grades accordingly. Kids end up receiving poor grades at the end of the term and just give up and quit school. Why should they bother staying.

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