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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is an above average, public school located in Billerica, MA. It has 1,294 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
100 Cook Street
Billerica, MA 01821
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Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1100
218 responses
Average ACT
24
15 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$103,129
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,426
National
$949
Median Home Value
$384,300
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
  • Coop experience
    25%
  • Shop and Academic experiences
    23%
  • Ram pride
    13%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Sports banquets
    8%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Pep rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,294
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Reviews

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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.
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As an alumni of this school who is now on their first year at college i would like to say that Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is a pretty good school looking back on it. The opportunity that the school provided through the technical program has been one of the main reasons why I'm even in college. The teachers helped push me to do things to progress myself that I did not think were possible for me to achieve. Along with the shop teachers being very helpful at providing new opportunities to help students grow, the academic teachers weren't half bad either. However, it still was a high school at the end of the day so there is always going to be drama present, but that is mainly because of the students not the faculty.
Shawsheen has mostly great teachers and excellent security, but the guidance department needs some serious work. These past four years, I have only been comfortable with one counselor, and the rest I've seen aren't very helpful. Also, when enacting security measures, it needs to be kept in mind that these kids are in Highschool. They shouldn't be charged after forgetting their lanyard any given 5 times, especially if they haven't lost it. Advocating for safety is absolutely necessary, but the students themselves need advocation as well.