Barnstable High School

  • Barnstable High School serves 1,857 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Barnstable High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Barnstable High School's student population of 1,857 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 145 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,857 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Barnstable High School
Total Classroom Teachers145 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Barnstable High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Barnstable High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#707 out of 1666 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
20%
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Black
9%
9%
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White
72%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Barnstable High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.460.59
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Barnstable High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Barnstable High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBarnstable School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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