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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
William J. Dean Vocational Technical High School is a public school located in Holyoke, MA. It has 252 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About William J. Dean Vocational Technical High School...
School District
Holyoke Public Schools
Address
1045 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Telephone
(413) 534-2071
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
57%
Average SAT
840
7 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$37,954
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
252
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,274
Teachers in First/Second Year
50.6%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$20,128/ year
National
$12,239
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As a current graduate student at William J. Dean Technical High School, our class of 2016 faced many struggles. Dean Tech has been a well-known school until 2010. from being to the top, this school has dropped a lot. For example, our school has gone to a level four school. Companies have tried to change our school, but nothing was done. The school is populated with 90% Hispanics, the public speak bad of them and tend to limit the students. People say these kids will never achieve success, but two Hispanics created a well-spoken speech in Graduation. This school needs people who believe in the students, people who will motivate them for the best. These students struggle at home and in school, it is time for them to experience something new. Students do not need to struggle with how will they get to a certain level by them selfs.
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My freshman year was great i love it. But as the years went on things began to change and i ended up liking the school less every year . My senior year was the worst i dident have an english teacher until the second semester we kept having subs or teachers would quit or be fired. In student government when we would try to get activites done they would never be approved because the principle never really looked at them . We struggled to get funding for our senior class. We tried planning a senior trip and it got cancelled this school needs more communication and a better faculty
Teachers in this school are very nice and try there best each and everyday. A problem that happens is that some teachers dont know how to engage their students in classroom activities.teaching is not at a high standard as it should be . There also is not enough disipline as it should be the school gets worse every year