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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Metropolitan Career Tech Center is an above average, public, magnet school located in Providence, RI. It has 810 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 19% in reading.
About Metropolitan Career Tech Center...
Address
325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Telephone
(401) 752-2600
Website

Metropolitan Career Tech Center Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
38 responses
Average ACT
20
41 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$37,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Pick me ups
    35%
  • Field Trips
    26%
  • Kick Me Outs
    16%
  • Exhibitions
    9%
  • Family Nights
    7%
  • Dutch Visit
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
810
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,685
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,865/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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There is only one downside to this school. They don’t have any sports teams. But that can be amended. If students at the Met want to practice sports then the school will get them on a team in the district they live in. That is the greatest thing about the Met; if you want to do something the facility will try their hardest to make sure you have the opportunity to do it. Students have the option to earn college credit and receive certifications. Two days out of the school week students have internships with local businesses of their choice to learn about and experience a career/trade they have an interest in. Students have the chance to figure out what they want to be when they finish trade school, go to college, or graduate from high school. Too many people graduate not knowing what their next step will be. No student is left unnoticed and are guided through their education while also leaving room for independence.
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The Met is a school with opportunities flooding from every corner. Student learning revolves around career interests and passions. The schedule is very flexible; you can travel the world for a semester if you want, as long as you turn in your work, along with solid documentation of your learning experiences while you were away.
As for college readiness, we have college fairs, discuss and fill out the Common App in class, go on college visits, as well as discuss the skills and traits colleges look for all the time.
A couple of the only reasons the school isn't perfect is that perfection requires a lot of funds and it is difficult to keep the free-flowing learning-style while drilling students for the swirling pit of horror that is the SATs at the same time.
Despite any disadvantages, you just need to work a bit to pick up the slack. To arm and prepare yourself for the pit of horror, for example, you can block out time for training with your teachers.
The Met (as we called it) was definitely a different type of school, but I am glad I got the opportunity to go. The student/staff relationship is incredible, most schools don't concern themselves with having the students build a bond of close mutual trust with teacher and staff but The Met makes sure that happens. This school after a while feels more like a second family, you grow with the staff and students and it is quite a beautiful thing. They work hard to ensure that you can get into a good college or at least look for other opportunities for those who decide college isn't for them. I am an alumni now, graduated 2 years ago and I do miss my old peers and staff. I am happy though to have been able to attend The Met Highschool.