Barnstable High School

744 West Main Street

Hyannis, MA 02601
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (508)790-6445
  • Barnstable High School serves 1,933 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Barnstable High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.
  • Barnstable High School operates within the Barnstable School District.
  • Barnstable School District's 83% graduation rate is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Barnstable High School's student population of 1933 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,933 students
Barnstable High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Barnstable High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
Barnstable High School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeBarnstable High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Barnstable High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Barnstable High School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
Barnstable High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
Barnstable High School Asian Students (1990-2016)
Hispanic
10%
19%
Barnstable High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
8%
9%
Barnstable High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
74%
63%
Barnstable High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Barnstable High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBarnstable High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.35
Barnstable High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
85%
87%
Barnstable High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
Barnstable High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
Barnstable High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Barnstable High School is Barnstable School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 397 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Barnstable School District's student population of 4,914 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 80% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,289 in this district is less than the state average of $20,551. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $16,731 is less than the state average of $19,475. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    School District NameBarnstable School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    3
    Number of Students Managed4,9141,344
    Barnstable School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    64%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    71%
    71%
    District Graduation Rate
    83%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$85 MM$28 MM
    District Spending$83 MM$26 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,289$20,551
    District Spending / Student$16,731$19,475
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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