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The State of Education
 Harwich Public Schools
Grades served K-12
Total enrollment (2004-5)
  Rank: 197 out of 328 districts
1,480
Racial makeup of student body (2004-5)  
  African-American 2.4%
  Asian 1.1%
  Hispanic 1.4%
   
Native American 0.3%
White 94.9%
   
Gender makeup of student body (2004-5)  
  Boys 52.6%
   
Girls 47.4%
Students whose first language is not English
  Rank: 151 out of 328 districts
2.4%
Students with limited English proficiency
  Rank: 141 out of 328 districts
0.5%
Students in special education
  Rank: 113 out of 328 districts
16.4%
Students from low-income families
  Rank: 157 out of 328 districts
12.4%
Dropouts per 100 students (2003)
  Rank: 164 out of 256 districts
2.6
Average number of absences per student 10
Percent of days an average student attended school
  Rank: 230 out of 328 districts
94.2%
Students who received one or more in-school suspensions 4.5%
Students who received one or more out-of-school suspensions 9.1%
Students who repeated a grade
  Rank: 144 out of 327 districts
1.1%
 
Plans of high school graduates  
  4-yr private college 29.2%
  4-yr public college 32.6%
  2-yr private college 3.4%
  2-yr public college 20.2%
  Other education 1.1%
  
  Joined workforce 7.9%
  Military service 5.6%
  Other 0%
  Unknown 0%
Total number of teachers (2004-5) 127
Student/teacher ratio (2004-5)
  Rank: 76 out of 328 districts
11.7 to 1
Core academic teachers identified as "highly qualified" (2004-5)
  Rank: 180 out of 328 districts
96.2%
Teachers licensed in their teaching assignment (2004-5) 100%
Average teacher salary (2002-3)
  Rank: 181 out of 328 districts
$49,757
Total school spending (FY04) $14,609,487
Per-pupil spending overall (FY04)
  Rank: 83 out of 325 districts
$9,690
Per-pupil spending on regular education (FY04)
  Rank: 45 out of 308 districts
$8,266
Per-pupil spending on special education (FY04)
  Rank: 141 out of 325 districts
$14,915
Number of students per computer
  Rank: 167 out of 327 districts
4.5
Classrooms on the Internet
100%


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A Note about the data
The information on this page was provided by the Massachusetts Department of Education, which gathers it from individual school districts. Unless otherwise noted it is for the 2003-2004 school year. "N.A." indicates the data is either not available or not applicable.