School Details

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

210 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-7636
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 & ungraded 911 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

81%
72%
78%
47%
36%
54%
34%
24%
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
  • Dennis-Yarmouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
92%
91%
80%
75%
80%
80%
76%
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
  • Dennis-Yarmouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
73%
73%

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
  • Dennis-Yarmouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School is a public high school in South Yarmouth. The principal of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School is Kenneth Jenks. 911 children attend Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 38% of the 911 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School is 12:1. Sturgis Charter Public School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    A medal winning school ranked top 50 in the state. Offers incredible extra-curricular activities and has top notch sports and music programs. The marching band has traveled to Dublin Ireland to take part in their st. Patricks day parade...they're amazing. The school has continually improved over the past decade and if it keeps going in this direction it will soon be one of the very best in massachusetts.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'd like to give this school a higher rating but in the past 20-30 years it has gone downhill. I have a daughter here now and although she loves being with her friends almost every day she's telling me things you'd expect from an inner city school. Ironically inner city schools have really cleaned up while those in the suburbs are becoming what they were in the 70s and 80s.

  • (5 years ago)

    The DY Schools are Great! I'm am incredibly impressed with the progressive education amazing sports programs arts music and so much more! Definitely a real jewel for the towns of Yarmouth and Dennis! http //DYSchoolsAreGreat.wordpress.com if you want to see more parent feedback!

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome music arts and colorguard programs! Horray! o)

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student and former faculty member of DY I have only good things to say about it. I had great teachers and a great experience at the school. The extracurriculars are phenomenal and the students here have so much talent and so much heart.

  • (6 years ago)

    awesome my son goes here and he loves it so much!

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son graduated from D-Y in 2005! When entering 9th grade he had an opportunity for a full scholarship to go to a private local High School but after we talked to the principal (Mr. Jenks) he decided to give D-Y a try. The AP courses are extemely challenging with small classes and teachers that push students to do their best and that's what made my son strive to be the best. He got full scholarship to a Private University and got a 3.66 his first semester there. He feels like he was very well prepared for college thanks to his teachers . He wishes AP classes will be availabale to all grade levels in the future. He was very active in Band as well. This school has it all if the student wants it they will make it happen! A very caring community!

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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