Barnstable High School

Barnstable High School serves 2,010 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Barnstable High School operates within the Barnstable School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 2010 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 149 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,010 students
Barnstable High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 149 teachers
Barnstable High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Barnstable High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Barnstable High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Barnstable High School American Indian (2001-2012)
Asian
2%
6%
Barnstable High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
5%
16%
Barnstable High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
4%
9%
Barnstable High School Black (1988-2012)
White
82%
66%
Barnstable High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Barnstable High School Sch Ethnicity Barnstable High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.32 0.79
Barnstable High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
27%
30%
Barnstable High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Barnstable High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,144 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Barnstable School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 4,144 1,433
Barnstable School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 85% 86%
Barnstable School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $25 MM
Barnstable School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $89 MM $24 MM
Barnstable School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $20,996 $17,400
Barnstable School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $20,404 $16,788
Barnstable School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sturgis Charter Public School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Barnstable Intermediate School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barnstable Early Learning Center (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
Why Students and Schools Benefit from Foreign Language Programs
It’s clear there is currently a gap in language education. As of 2008, only 18.5% of K-12 students were enrolled in a foreign language class. Ask the experts and they all agree— schools with robust foreign language programs can bring students to the next level.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
Barnstable County, MA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.24, which is lower than the Massachusetts average of 0.79. The most diverse school district in Barnstable County is Barnstable School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.