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About This School

Bourne High School is a public high school in Town of Bourne. The principal of Bourne High School is Ronald McCarthy. 615 students go to Bourne High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 25% of the 615 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bourne High School is 14:1. Upper Cape Cod Vocational Tech is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 88%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    It's been a terrific 4 years at BHS. Great teachers great friends small classes high level of instruction. I found the teachers worked hard but we were expected to do the same. I've heard that some lower level classes weren't challenging but I suspect that was because many students just didn't want to work (I've seen that with many of my classmates). For a small school it's got enough challenging classes and enough sports and extracurricular to keep any college minded student excited.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended Bourne High in 1999 as a freshman and left to go to Sturgis because Bourne was so bad. The teachers paid no attention to anyone unless they were poorly behaved. I got good grades and was ignored. My brother also attended Bourne High and like I saw in another review he was targeted as a bad apple and constantly picked on and blamed for things he did not do by the teachers. I expect teachers to challenge students no matter what their academic level or skills are but the teachers at Bourne just do not care about the kids or educating them. Bourne High just pushes kids through and offers little to no support to students who are advanced or who are struggling. I noticed a positive review by a student posted on here it is full of spelling mistakes and grammar errors something I think is typical of Bourne students. I spoke with a friend who stayed at Bourne for all four years of high school and she said she was completely unprepared for college because no one at Bourne taught her how to write a paper. On top of all of this the school is completely run down and just depressing to be in. It's no surprise that 40% of students from Bourne choose to attend other schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    Unfortunately I have to agree with the parents here who feel that the school is not good. If your child naturally does well and doesn't need help they can make it through. This is not the school for any child that struggles or is on an IEP. Discipline is also unfairly handed out - once a student is targeted it's all over. Dress codes are a joke. Also for those parents who find a sense of bigotry that is true of Bourne in general.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my sons attend Bourne High School and I am mostly happy with the Principal and faculty. My older son does well academically and with sports. My younger son has had issues with his grades and I find that most of his teachers are willing to help in any way possible. There are always "those" teachers that are lacking but this is an issue in most schools. The parents should be held just as accountable as the teachers. Every child should excel in an environment like Bourne High School there's no excuse no to do well when the tools are available.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child attends this school and feels so overlooked by the staff and teachers because of her being a minority.Not to say there is racism there but feels unconnected due to the fact that there are no minority teachers who can understand where she's coming from.If you're not a star athelete you're forgotten about and tossed to the wayside.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bourne is not minority friendly. The only thing they encourage is sports. They do not acknowlege good grades or high academic achievement. A 3.5 or graduating 10th in your class does not get you into the honor society. I have had 3 children attend this school. I am happy to see my youngest get out of it. The only positive thing I can say is that Bourne teaches you how to overcome adversities. If you can survive the bigotry here you can survive anywhere.

  • (5 years ago)

    i have attended this school for about 2 years and i have to say that it is one of the most greatest schools i have been in. the teachers and staff are all wonderful exept on acasions. the athletic programes are wonderful. although the school is very old and has to have some fixing i think it is a wonderful school and the people are very friendly and exept you for who you are. the parents are very involved in all the schools activities and take part in the schools choices. overall i think this is the best school for someone who likes to be invloved

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is great. My daughter just graduated this year and her grades were spectacular. The teachers all seemed like they took the time with the classes and kept it interesting. My son is now entering this school this year. I hope he has just as great an experience as she did.

  • (7 years ago)

    after attending bourne high school for 4 years in was very hard to leave. the school has a great atmosphere and most of the teachers are great

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