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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Worcester Technical High School is an above average, public school located in Worcester, MA. It has 1,389 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Worcester Technical High School...
Address
1 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
Telephone
(508) 799-1940
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Worcester Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1050
208 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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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
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,201
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,124
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,550
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Prom
    25%
  • Talent show
    18%
  • Spirit Week, especially Color Wars
    15%
  • Half days
    10%
  • Pink month (breast cancer awareness month)
    9%
  • Senior pranks
    9%
  • Dances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,389
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,299/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Worcester Technical High School is a unique school in that there is a biweekly schedule of traditional academics and trade experience. The teachers vary, but in my own experience, a majority of them were knowledgeable and personable. The school offers AP courses which can give college credit if completed, and in general, Worcester Tech gives a unique learning experience that's different to every other school environment I've ever been immersed in.
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I love the school, its absolutely beautiful with many new programs, new classrooms and just so many new opportunities for students to take advantage of. Although i love the school and the program i am enrolled in, some of the teacher there are biased towards the other schools and students in the county which makes it extremely hard to make connections and take all of the opportunities available. There is many teachers there who are great with all students and who push each of us equally to try our best but when there is a teacher who has students enrolled in a harder program, i understand they are supposed to be harder on the students but when they start to become biased based on who they are going to help succeed, it makes it extremely hard to do well.
My experience in Worcester Technical HighSchool was an interesting one. Being able to pick a shop and explore your options of a potential career is very calming to a student. Not everyone is focused on college maybe their passion is to do Cosmetology, Automotive or Welding etc. It gives students the peace of mind of being able to learn about a trade of your choice and the possibility of being successful in it. Another upside is by our junior year of high school they help you find a coop job to get the real world experience and even a potential permanent job. However what could use some changes is the way some "boy" trade shops are with some female students. Change the bias minds of teachers that believe girls can't handle a "boy" trade. Other than that my experience in Worcester Technical Highschool is one I would love to do again.