Falmouth High School

7/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
10
Grades
9-12
Students
870
Type
Public
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Academics
7/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests
Biology I
81%
State avg: 73%
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
English
96%
Math
88%
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6/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
89%
State avg: 85%
AP course participation
12%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
50%
State avg: 72%
6/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is contributing to student learning at about the same rate as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
83%
Black
5%
Two or more races
4%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
3%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
13 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
143 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
3%
State avg: 14%
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Neighborhood
874 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02536
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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