Mashpee is a good school and one of the best on the Cape. It doesnt have the best academics, but there are much worse out there. the teachers are great and most truly care about how well you do in school and will help you out. Sports program is very good and at times can seem like sports matter more than academics in the school. Principal is not great at all, he has some rediculous ideas and lacks leadership. But he's also at the mercy of the town officials and the tribal leaders/parents.
A wonderful group of parents, board members and community members who care about Mashpee High School s students success
I find the High-School very inconsistant with its disciplinary issues. Communication among the staff is terrible. I am not sure who is paying attention to the teachers because they run so hot and cold. They do have some excellant teachers however they also have those that know no boundaries and I do not see who is determining what these boundaries are. It is a shame because I would say 95% are great people with great ideas that could be a great asset to our children under some real leadership and support for staff and students.
Grades 7 & 8 are housed at Mashpee High School, which can be awkward for 12-15 year-olds trying to socially navigate amongst their elder peers. Children of this age are required to ride the school bus with teens as well. There appears to be a stronger emphasis on athletics rather than academics - which is unfortunate for students who are not physically coordinated. As a parent, I've also observed a discipline policy that focuses less on early behavioral interventions and more on negative consequences.
Coming from a school in another state, I can only tell you how truly blessed you are to have a school of this caliber. The teachers are quality caring adults, committed and hard working. The athletics program is second to none. You really have know idea how good you have it. a Great school!
I have attended MHS for the past 3 years and all I have to say is what poor leadership and an overall bad school. No matter what certain people say the school is not divided racially but it has its schisms. MHS students are not accepting of each other, and there is little punishment going around for the numerous disciplinary issues going on. The only positive thing are the majority of the teachers and AP Courses offered. The majority of the teachers are great people and help the students progress with ease.
i am a student at this school and all of you against this school are wrong. We do have in school punishement. The sports teams are great. There are no racial issues. The guidance department just helped my brother get into a good college. And the principal, she is great. She is one of the nicest people i have ever met. The teaching is pretty decent too
Mashpee High is one of the better public schools on the Cape. Given the choice of attending a nearby school, or a private school, I would most definitely choose Mashpee. Mashpee has a great academic reputation along with an awesome faculty. Mashpee has strong Advanced Placement classes available to all students who wish to take them. I was accepted to every college I applied to-both private and public-due to the outstanding efforts of the Guidance Department.
Mashpee schools Quashnet, Coombs and Mashpee High is phenomenal! I have three kids and the amount of teacher involvement has molded them to be not only high achievers in school (honor roll and straight A's) but high achievers in personal integrity as well; they seem to motivate kids to work hard. My oldest son has experienced outstanding coaching from Coach Brian Corrigan and Matthew Traveri; the amount of dedication they put in brings out the best in the students in the areas of basketball, football and overall weight training. They also have fantastic workout equipment and an auditorium which is one of the best I've seen in a school. I'm so impressed with 90% of the teachers, they don't seem jaded by their jobs and they put so much into it. I can honestly say if you move to Mashpee, you will be as thrilled as I am.
Mashpee High School does a very poor job of making advanced classes available to those who need them.Don't even get me started on the sports programs.How can it be possible to be eligible to play sports with F's on your report card? What Guidance counselors? The helpful people who don't make college deadlines?
I have been impressed with the school and most of the staff. They respond to concerns quickly. The school is however, behind in technology. Compared to other Cape schools, I wouldn't want my kid in any other than Mashpee. The principal gets blamed for lack of leadership, but he has his hands tied by the liberals. I have found him to be both receptive and involved with the school.
This school has taken a terrible slide downward over the last couple of years. My oldest son's experience 4 years ago was much better than our youngest's. Violence and safety issues have become really dreadful, and while the principal says issues are being addressed, kids don't feel safe. However, the school does have it's share of great teachers, and one house master does an exceptional job--she should be the principal. Nice mix of after school activities, although sports have too much emphasis. If the new superintendant would clean out the deadwood and free up those dynamic individuals, it could make the school great.
I agree with the other 3 comments .I would add that the principal is probably the poorest example of leadership I can think of.
This school has the potential to be great, but needs new leadership. The average kid doesn't get attention or support. The sports are cliqued and skewed towards the more affluent . I agree it is very political and the teachers real involvement is nil. Don't get me started on the non-existant Guidence dept. Again it's skewed towards kids they know can do sat's and show the school well or they get shoved into Tech programs or worse just ignored till you call them on it. Lot's of apologies there. Music and the Arts are the only saving graces with truely dedicated staff and very little support,unlike sports. Can do a fine job when made accountable but parents have no rights and the kids have them all. School seems o.k. with this. Whats wrong with this picture? Needs balance but I must say is still better than most on Cape.
I think Mashpee high school is one of the safets schools for our kids today. The school has great field hockey, great class room environments. I think the school is one of the top 5 on cape, thats my opinion,I also believe it is 1 of the safest schools on cape.
Its political,its sad but seems like alot of schools are,sports forget it if your not the coach for your kids team good luck unless your amazing. no tolerance policy. the staff overworked bases decisions on fear of being sued rather than teaching children values or lessons. not on same page as parents usually shifts blame, never will take responsibility. they love to send children home or suspend rather than in school punishments like we used to have. very unstructured. alot of racial issues. good luck to parents.
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