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Sturgis Charter Public School

Charter | 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted April 24, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

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.


Posted November 6, 2009

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
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

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%
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

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Tech/Engineering

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

51%

Average SAT score

1690

Graduation rate

94%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 43%N/A51%
Female 57%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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427 Main St
Hyannis, MA 02601
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