School Details

Sturgis Charter Public School

427 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 778-1782
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 & ungraded 630 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Sturgis Charter Public (District) average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2013-2014 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 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 2014
  • Sturgis Charter Public (District) average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sturgis Charter Public School is a charter high school. The principal of Sturgis Charter Public School is Eric Hieser and can be contacted at ehieser@sturgischarterschool.com. 630 students go to Sturgis Charter Public School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 7% of the 630 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sturgis Charter Public School is 10:1. Pope John Paul II High 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
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 87%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I feel very fortunate that my son was able to attend this school. He has ADHD and it takes him longer to complete assignments - organization is always a challenge. However the teachers always offered extra help for him. He could go during lunch or after school and they went way above and beyond to give him all the help he wanted. I've watched him blossom at this school becoming a young man who thinks critically and is a well rounded active citizen. When he struggled he was encouraged and supported. Never was it suggested that he leave. Is it hard? Yes but Is it worth it? Yes!!! I also love the culture at the school. Students appreciate each others uniqueness. Perhaps it is partially the rigor of the school that helps the students bond with each other. The students have a great rapport with the teachers who participate in the music program in field days and dressing up for schools spirit days. A truly great school!

  • (8 months ago)

    Sturgis is an exceptional school as the majority of these comments will tell you why. The teachers are devoted to their students. They do whatever it takes; work after school during lunch and anything they can to make sure you get the grade you deserve. I was not a great student in elementary school but the teachers and overall atmosphere in the school were huge motivators to succeed and I worked very hard from then on to become the best I could be. On the other hand my brother is not performing to the best of his ability but he loves the school. The teachers have reached out to him and my parents to ask what they could do to improve his learning multiple times. They always want to know if there is anything they could do to help. The school also works very hard to integrate disabled students into the IB curriculum and have a great program for them! It is a rigorous school but absolutely worth it for the teacher relationships prestige and amazing memories. Plus an IB Diploma/Certificate isn't too shabby!

  • (10 months ago)

    After reading the last two posts from April 2014 I felt I should comment. I have to admit when my child entered Sturgis I was skeptical. There is effort by traditional educators to disparage the reputation of Sturgis with negative comments and erroneous claims. The classes at Sturgis are all honors level and increase in difficulty as they progress. I wasn't sure our child could handle this. The staff at Sturgis stayed late worked through lunches and created extra help groups to ensure his success. Many of our child's friends are on IEP's or individual education plans and all of them that we know of were successful last year and are returning this year. Sturgis is rated as the best public school in Massachusetts and one of the best in the country for a reason. They do not cherry pick students as claimed they push them and teach them.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sturgis is technically a public school but the administration and some teachers definitely encourage students who are not academically strong on SPED plans and who are ELL to leave.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sturgis is good for students who are academically gifted but not good for average students ELL Students Special Ed students or students who do not find school easy. There is an effort to support the really strong students. Yet students who are not strong are encouraged to leave. In this sense Sturgis is not like a typical public school such as Barnstable because there is not a concerted effort by teachers and administrators to help all children learn and achieve their academic potential.

  • (1 year ago)

    Two of my kids attend the middle school and it has been a great overall experience. Sending them to Rising Tide was definitely the right choice. The teachers are young and engaging and really challenge the students to think and learn. The school's leadership is very focused on providing a community that is safe and welcoming and which encourages the students to thrive. The facility is adequate but not great; however they will be doing extensive renovations this summer that should fix these issues.

  • (3 years ago)

    They tell you it's really hard but they make it sound like they're throwing you into the canal to teach you to swim. In fact Freshman year is easier than a lot of eighth grades and the entire staff works to build you up as a person and to increase your efficiency and academic abilities. Eventually yes it is very hard but you're never alone. The teachers the guidance counselors the librarians even Mr. Marble and Mr. Hieser are always there for you. They coax you through to become a much better person for yourself and for the world.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great students the greatest teachers. The teachers and small size are the key to the schools success. Creates well-rounded individuals. I thank the school for everything it has done for me.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sturgis is an amazing school I have watched my children blossom there. The respect between teachers and students is mutual the work load is tough and the kids don't mind it - My oldest son is a junior this year and is driven to do his best. Both of my sons feel challenged and are meeting the challenges head on. They feel privileged to be students at Sturgis. The athletic department does need strengthening it is the one weak spot the school has. When your kids look forward to going to school every day that is a good thing.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from Sturgis and I am proud and thankful for that everyday. Teachers take personal interest in every student. I feel Sturgis has given me the tools to be an intelligent articulate and informed member of society on a global level. My college gave me 45 credits from my I.B. exams. It was hard and I had to make a lot of sacrifices but it was worth it. I made friends there I will have for the rest of my life.

  • (5 years ago)

    My favorite school i ve ever been to just enough freedom that makes you want to go to school very hard but it makes college easy after it

  • (5 years ago)

    this school has the best teachers! the morale of the school is excellent. The full IB degree w/ the theory of knowledge component the extended essay and community action service (CAS) piece is absolutely unrealistic for all but that top 5% of the class who are also blessed with stellar organization skills (or maybe their parents' ) to complete these tasks and keep up their grades and apply to college simultaneously. Challenging is not the word....of course more than 5% may make it through but at what cost? Many parents I know who have older kids who've made it through the(or came close) IB program say it really wasn't worth it . Especially when they come home from the so- so college they were accepted to (Because no colleges acknowledge the superior academic standards which sturgis operates under and thereby does not pad the grades correctly)..saying they're bored! Tweak Pls!

  • (5 years ago)

    the people at sturgis are really artsy and that's not me. There are people from everywhere packed into one building- also not for me. Cliques everywhere and the athletic requirement isn't for real... not for me. I need a place that's athletic as well as academic and artsy because I want to be well rounded and I'm good at all three. I go to private school now (full scholarship- it can be done) and its perfect.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student at sturgis charter school and i feel that its harder curriculum has challenged me to do better in my classes. i am happy i made the choice to go to sturgis rather than my town high school. at sturgis i always feel a positive vibe every second im in the school. i for one recommend sturgis 100%

  • (6 years ago)

    College is a joke after going to Sturgis and I'm no more gifted then any other kid.

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