The very best students attend the Mashpee Public Schools. Our students are caring, respectful, intelligent, creative, and hard working. On a daily basis our team of outstanding Mashpee educators guides our students to become thoughtful problem solvers, critical thinkers, explorers, and healthy decision makers. Within the Mashpee Public Schools and our supportive Mashpee community we embrace students and celebrate what makes each one special.
Located on Cape Cod, the Town of Mashpee is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the Commonwealth. Along with the Martha’s Vineyard Town of Aquinnah, it is also unique as one of the remaining homes of the Wampanoag Nation, the Native American tribe who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Although now outnumbered by new residents, the Wampanoag continue to play a significant role in defining the character of the community. With over five miles of sandy beaches on Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds, four of the largest freshwater ponds on Cape Cod and other visitor amenities such as the nationally recognized Mashpee Commons, Mashpee is considered a prime resort, seasonal home and retirement community. Mashpee Middle/High School is a facility housing grades 7 - 12, with a current enrollment of 716 students.
Graduation Requirements [24 Credits]
English 4 credits
Math 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Foreign Language 2 credit (2 years same language)
Unified Arts 2 credit
Electives 3.5 credits
Physical Ed. 1 credit
Health .5 credit
Senior Sem./STC 1 credit
Advanced Placement Courses [AP]
Art Portfolio, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature & Composition, Environmental, European History, Geography, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics 2, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. History
Honors Courses [H]
In order for students to be eligible to take honors courses they must obtain a 90 or better in the previous college prep course for that subject. Students need to maintain at least an 80 average in the previous specific honors course in order to be considered for the next level honors course.
College Prep [CP]
Open to all students who demonstrate the ability to complete work designed to prepare a student for entrance into a two or four year college program. The MM/HS curriculum revision committee determined that in every subject area there is a set of power standards from the MA curriculum frameworks that all students are expected to mater.
A+ = 97 - 100 A = 93 - 96 A- = 90 - 92
B+ = 87 - 89 B = 83 - 86 B- = 80 - 82
C+ = 77 - 79 C = 73 - 76 C- = 70 - 72
D+ = 67 - 69 D = 63 - 66 D- = 60 - 62
I = Incomplete WP = withdrew passing WF = withdrew failing
GPA and Class Rank:
The grades reported on the transcript are unweighted, based on a straight percentile. However, class rank and GPA are based on a weighted average. This weighted average is determined by the actual grade in the course plus points for levels of difficulty as noted:
A.P. / +9 points Honors / +6 points College Prep / +3 points
- A community that highly values its schools and learning.
- A Culture of Kindness, Respect and Excellence
- Small class sizes - Student/Teacher ratio (10.7 -1)
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports ( Nationally Recognized Implementation)
- Outstanding Art, Drama, Choral and Instrumental Programs
- Rich Cultural Programs
- No Fees
- 1 to 1 Tech Ratio for all grades
- 14 Advanced Placement Courses
- Dual Enrollment Opportunities
- World Languages in Grades 7 -12 (Mandarin, French, Spanish and Wopanaak)
- Career and Technical Pathways and student internships including our new Innovation Pathway in Advance Manufacturing
- Technology Center for Excellence
- Full interscholastic Athletic Programs
- Active community engagement
- #WeAreMashpee Outreach Hub and School store in the Mashpee Commons
NEASC stands for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and serves as our regional accrediting agency. Every region in the country has a similar organization that is responsible for reviewing the schools in its area. NEASC establishes standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to doctoral. If you are interested in more information, visit the web site at www.neasc.org.