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Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

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Posted August 11, 2014

this school is 100% amazing. everyone loves it here. hardly any drug problems, as opposed to the many at shepherd hill in nearby Dudley. nobody drinks here, hardly any smoking. none on "campus" and all around amazing. everyone is willing to help you here. it is utterly amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2010

I am a school counselor for special needs students from across Southern Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Bay Path has consistently demonstrated a committment to meeting the needs of students with learning and emotional challenges. Several area tech schools shy away from accepting students with special needs. Bay path embraces them. From specific classsroom accommodations, pre-teaching technical language, to patience and close supervision within the shop setting - Bay Path has done well by the SPED students we have sent there.


Posted October 30, 2009

The is a great school. I have 2 children in different high schools. Thgis by far has been the best experience all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I find the academics, the vocational and extracurricular activities in this school excellent. The academic portion can be a little difficult on students because they learning the same information as other schools in half of the time. This is ecspecially true in the homework department. This is made up for by the fact that on shop weeks there is little to no homework. There are over 20 different shops that a student can choose. As a freshman the student is allowed to sample several different shops they are interested in to determine which one they will take for the next 3 1/2 years. I personally know several successful graduates of the school from various fields. Bay Path is one of the few schools that I know of in this area that still allows students to play sports for free. And they remain competetive in most
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I think Bay Path is a great school for hands on it's so great that the students get to get that kind of training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

To be accepted into Bay Path is an honor, which all students should realize. This is about how much effort you put into yourself to succeed and the staff will never give up on you, unless you give up on yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

I am a parent but my daughter is only 3. And she will definitely be attending! As a past student I would recommend this high school. It has a great curriculum, teachers & sports teams!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2006

the academic program at BPRVTHS is very good i am doing so much better here than i ever was in my sending district...it would be col to have a music program though. the sports and other extracurricular activites are very good and the idea of 1 week shop and 1 week of academics is a lot of fun. this shool is very good and i highly reccomend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

This is a great school, the teachers are wonderful. If the student is a good student, they will shine at Bay Path. It has its problems, just like any other school, but the faculty and administration work their hardest to make it a good school, and they do.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African Americann/a
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Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I88%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female70%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students75%
Female69%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

44%

Average SAT score

1346

Graduation rate

93%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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57 Old Muggett Hill Rd
Charlton, MA 01507
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