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Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy
  • Public
  • SPRINGFIELD, MA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade B+
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A minus

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Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy is a public school located in SPRINGFIELD, MA. It has 1,404 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
980
151 responses
Average ACT
No data available  
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade D+
Median Household Income
$41,571
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$908
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$162,900
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Pep rallies
    22%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Sports
    12%
  • Talent shows
    12%
  • Clubs
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Open House
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,551
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,083 / year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 33 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 33 responses

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