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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Medford Vocational Technical High School is a public school located in Medford, MA. It has 265 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Medford Vocational Technical High School...
School District
Medford Public Schools
Address
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone
(781) 393-2260
Website

Medford Vocational Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1020
11 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,607
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Median Home Value
$421,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • It would be the spirit assembly.
    33%
  • Voke Pride Day and the holiday party
    33%
  • Senior banquet
    17%
  • Senior Day we had a BBQ
    17%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
265
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,648
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,702/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Medford Vocational Technical High School Reviews

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Throughout my 4 years, I have really enjoyed myself. Because of the small size of the school, you grow very close to everyone. Not only the people in your grade, but also the people in the older and younger grades. The shop environments are great, and it's awesome seeing people be such good friends with each other, even after only knowing them for a relatively short time. The shops that are provided are great and all provide multiple oppertunties for the kids to obtain different degrees and licensure. The academic work is not hard, because the school is vocationally based. However, that does not mean that the teachers aren't great at what they do. I have met my favorite teachers I have ever had throughout my sophomore to senior years, and I have learned a lot through them, not only academically, but also socially. Also because the school is so small, the teachers get to know their students, and a lot of the time we are treated like friends, and it makes learning more relaxed, comfortable, and fun, especially for the kids who came to a vocational school because academic aren't their strongest aspect. The school administration has become a lot stricter since the new principal has come, but she has done a ton for the school, such as renovations, grants, expansion, oppertunties, and the bettering of the reputation. The best decision that I made was choosing the Voc. rather than choosing the High School.
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Because it is such a small and close-knit school, kids that didn't even know each other freshman year become absolute best friends by senior year. Obviously, when it comes to drinking and smoking most kids do it on the weekends. When it comes down to it, whether it's in Lexington or Dorchester it happens. I've never seen a problem with peer pressure, and everyone is accepting of everyone, with the exceptions of a few people here and there. The High school however is probably a lot more accepting and open-ended than the Voke, however the younger classes at the Voke seem to be drifting away from the ignorance, which is great.
Because the school is vocationally based, a lot of students come here to be hands on and work. However, the academic teachers are great at what they do, and very experienced. Vocational academic teachers honestly seem to do a better job than normal teachers, as they understand that each student is different and do not all learn the same way. The work load is incredibly manageable and easy especially compared to the high school, but we are still challenged and still learn.