Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is a highly rated, public school located in Billerica, MA. It has 1,336 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Reviews
I fell in love with my shop as soon as I picked it and got in freshman year! I love my shop teachers as well as MOST of my academic teachers. There are a few teachers who aren’t quite the best at their jobs but the majority are really nice and good at what they do. While on the topic, there are times where administration isn’t the best. Especially when dealing with more serious topics, they provide little to no actual help. The variety of trades in which you can study is very large and good for whatever you may want to do in the future. If you like anything in the medical fields or any sort of art or business field they’ll prepare you the best they can for college. If college isn’t for you then the construction shops or some of the many others will prepare you to get to work straight out of high school. Overall I believe that this is an amazing school and couldn’t imagine what I’d want to do if I hadn’t gone here.
Overall, it is a very good school because you don't just an opportunity to learn a trade that opens up a career path, but you learn a work ethic that is forever useful wherever you go in life. Also, trade schools are known for kids who are not going to get into college, but that is a load of crap. I know plenty of people that went to Shawsheen that got into the same colleges as kids from the local high school and private schools. I even know some kids from Shawsheen that got into BETTER schools then those other kids, including one that got into Harvard.
My shop was health assisting. Although I am not continuing the nursing or health career, it helped me find out that this was not the field for me. I think that's extremely important for high school students to understand, as it helps them narrow down what they want to do after graduation. My shop teachers and peers were like family to each other, and they are genuinely happy when any of us stop by to say hello and tell them how college is. Academics was my only issue, as health assisting was a very science based shop I found it hard to balance that along with the regular courses of a high school student. This was really only hard for the health science shops, as the other shops were not as hard science wise.