Barnstable High School

Barnstable High School is a public high school (grades 8–12) in the village of Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States, Town of Barnstable. The school is part of the Barnstable Public School District.

Barnstable High School was founded in the 19th century and was located on High School Road in Hyannis before relocating to its current location on West Main Street in 1959. The school has had several major renovations and building additions over the years, most recently in 1998.

Barnstable High School
Barnstable High School entrance
Address
744 West Main Street


, ,
02601

United States
Coordinates41°39′16.1″N 70°19′17.3″W / 41.654472°N 70.321472°WCoordinates: 41°39′16.1″N 70°19′17.3″W / 41.654472°N 70.321472°W
Information
TypePublic
Open enrollment[1]
MottoPride, Respect, Honor
Established1889
School districtBarnstable Public School District
PrincipalPatrick Clark[2]
Teaching staff140.66 (FTE) (2016–17)[3]
Grades812
Enrollment1,866 (2016–17)[3]
Student to teacher ratio13.27∶1 (2016–17)[3]
LanguageEnglish
Color(s)     Red
     White
Athletics conferenceMIAA District D – Old Colony League
NicknameRed Raiders
RivalsFalmouth
Dennis-Yarmouth
Bridgewater-Raynham
NewspaperInsight[5]
YearbookBarnacle
Communities servedTown of Barnstable
Feeder schoolsBarnstable Intermediate School

History

First permanent location

Barnstable High School never really had a permanent location until 1905, when a building was erected at the present site of Saint John Paul II High School. In 1930, the building was rebuilt. The building was renovated in 1939, due to the increase of students, but it was decided that a new school should be built using land willed to the town by Enoch Cobb.[6]

Modern building

The modern high school building was built from 1956–1957. On September 5, 1957, the new building was officially opened. The original layout included the modern 1200s, 1300s, 1400s, and 1500s.[6]

The original layout lacked the present library and cafeteria, which were added later on. The original library was located near the entrance to the modern library. A unique feature of the building were the two cafeterias. One cafeteria was located near on the site of the weight room and athletic office, and the kitchen was also located on the site of the present weight room. The field house was also absent in the original layout.[7]

Originally, the high school hosted a vocational school in the modern lower 1200s. The basement of the original building also was built as a bomb shelter, not unusual during the Cold War.

The completion of the school did not mean an end to the usage of the old building's facilities. When the school was completed, it lacked athletic fields, which were still under construction. For at least the first year, sporting events were held at the old building.[7]

In 1963, the modern 1600s wing was added. The school underwent a renovation in 1976, which added the field house, cafeteria, library and some classrooms nearby. In 1975, the vocational high school closed because of the opening of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich. The wing was then turned into the art wing for the school. Mechanical drawing was one of the classes offered in the old shop wing.[7]

Athletics

Barnstable High School sports teams are known as the Red Raiders (using a logo similar to the University of Utah), a name they share with Texas Tech University.

Girls

Volleyball

The Barnstable High School girls' volleyball team has won at least 13 Division One State Championships in the past 15 years, including the past 6 State Championships.

The team holds the state volleyball record for the most consecutive victories,[8] and also holds the state volleyball record for the most consecutive victories.[9] The team's 110-game winning streak came to a halt on October 6, 2007, when the team played Brentwood, California and lost.

Boys

Football

Barnstable football has won 2 State Championships in its history, one in 1995, and the other in 1999.

Hockey

The boys' hockey team has won several state championship games. They have also had several undefeated seasons during their history and have also been ranked the #1 team in Massachusetts and New England on several occasions.

  • Boys' Hockey - State Champions (1972, 1980, 1991)
  • Girls' Hockey - State Champions (2007)

Other sports

Barnstable also has traditional baseball, soccer, and hockey programs. They also have smaller sports teams such as Track and Field (Winter/Spring), Wrestling (Winter), swimming (Winter), Lacrosse (Spring), and Field Hockey (Fall).

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "School Choice Receiving District Status" (PDF). Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. August 19, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Administration / Principal's Office". Barnstable High School. Retrieved July 12, 2019 – via www.barnstable.k12.ma.us.
  3. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - Barnstable High (250231000116)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "SAT Performance Report - School and District Profiles: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". profiles.doe.mass.edu. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "BHS Insight". bhsinsight.com. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Barnstable High School Student Handbook 2008-2009" (PDF). www.barnstable.k12.ma.us. March 24, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2009.
  7. ^ a b c Barnacle (ed.). Barnacle Fifty-Eight (Twenty Fourth ed.). Hyannis, Massachusetts: Delmar. p. 1.
  8. ^ McCluskey, Jack (September 22, 2007). "Barnstable spikes win record". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 3, 2009.
  9. ^ "Red Raiders roll to fifth straight title". Cape Cod Times. November 11, 2007. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2009.

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See Also
Massachusetts public high schools
Barnstable County
Berkshire County
Bristol County
Dukes County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Nantucket County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County

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