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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School is a public school located in Northampton, MA. It has 486 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School...
Address
80 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Telephone
(413) 587-1414
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
960
12 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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,838
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$949
Median Home Value
$318,000
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.
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  • Skills USA Competition
    57%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • FFA
    14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
486
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.5%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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It’s been pretty great. I decided to go for animal science and start fresh as I decided to not go to the regular high school in my town with all my friends. It was not easy to make friends at first but now that I’m a senior I have a few good friends that I enjoy my company with. I am glad I went to Smith Vocational!
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I may have only gone to Smith for two years (Junior and Senior year) but the people were amazing and the academics were great and the school was open to most kinds of diversity. You could come from anywhere and you would still be welcomed. I'd recommend that anyone who wants to get a great academic and vocational education check out the school. However some things I would change is that the academic faculty seemed to be politically polarized to the left. However in my experience that isn't the case for the shops. The administration has a tendency to pick and choose which acts will or will not go unpunished. Just don't ask too much of them and you will be satisfied. In the grand scheme of things this school isn't the most perfect school but it's one of the best in the entire time I've been in school. I would highly recommend this school to a student that struggles academically but wants to learn a valuable trade.
The health technology program is one of the best, a student comes out with a readiness to take and pass the CNA test. In fact your junior year you take the test and go up for your certification. In your senior year you take phlebotomy and take the test. You also take the home maker home health aid course and become certified to care for people in there homes. We do actual clinical work in different settings and different areas of the community. The school itself gives us the opportunity to go work at job that is with in your shop. Academic teachers give us the necessary tools to success-ed in the work force. Our academics are half the year which means we get the bulk and main points we need to learn. We have honors classes and basic classes and also the normal class. For students who need extra help we have applied classes. All of your classes prepare us to take the SAT's and move on to higher education.