Cape Cod School Districts Get Yearly School Performance Rankings

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CCB MEDIA PHOTO The Mattacheese Middle School in Yarmouth has again been ranked as a Level 3 school by state officials

HYANNIS – Only one Cape Cod school district received the highest overall ranking in a yearly accountability report released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis received a Level 1 rating, the highest a district or school can receive.

Dennis-Yarmouth remained a Level 3, representing the bottom-performing 20 percent of schools in the state.

But that ranking is based largely on the Mattacheese Middle School, which was listed individually as a Level 3 school. The Ezra H. Baker Innovation School, Marguerite E. Small Elementary and Station Ave. Elementary were all ranked as Level 1 schools.

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School was listed as a Level 2 school. A district’s overall ranking is largely based on its lowest ranked individual school.

The Mashpee School District moved up to a Level 2 ranking after spending the past two years at Level 3. Nantucket also moved up from a Level 3 to Level 2.

All other Cape Cod school districts, including the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, earned Level 2 designations. Within the Monomoy Regional School District, however, the new regional high school was ranked a Level 3.

Read the full report here

The Martha’s Vineyard School District was ranked at Level 2. Just off-Cape, Wareham was listed as a Level 3, while Plymouth was ranked Level 2.

51% of schools statewide are ranked at Level 2, 18% are at Level 3, while 29% are at Level 1.

Statewide, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commended 45 schools for high achievement.

The ranking system is designed to identify the state’s most persistently low-performing schools and helps accelerates student achievement.

“I’d like to recognize all the educators and families who are providing students with a better future by raising expectations and implementing reforms,” said Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester.

By MATT PITTA, News Director

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  1. Stephanie Ross says:

    Monomoy was ranked level 2

  2. Nauset High School is a Level 1 School, along with Wellfleet Elementary School.

  3. D-Y is so ghetto

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