Barnstable High School

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4/10
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Reviews
8
Grades
8-12
Students
1,911
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
77%
State avg: 73%
Physics
98%
State avg: 70%
Tech/Engineering
100%
State avg: 50%
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5/10
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
87%
State avg: 85%
Average SAT score
1558
State avg: 1530
AP course participation
54%
State avg: 17%
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

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

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
77%
Hispanic
8%
Black
7%
Two or more races
4%
Asian
3%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
224 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
84%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood
744 West Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02601
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Last modified: June 28, 2017

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