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Mashpee High School3
Posted January 14, 2014
- a community member
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.
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!