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Tri County Regional Vocational Technical

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Posted March 3, 2014

Love this school! From classrooms to a students shop the teachers really challenge and work really hard to make sure all students succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

I love Tri-County! It is like home! Tri-County provided both our boys with the skill set and confidence they needed to succeed in anything they attempt. Whether it is Academics, Shop or Athletics the students are taught respect- respect for their facility, respect for others and mostly respect for themselves. The students are treated as members of the work force, they have responsibilities and are expected to do their job. The teachers are second to none. They go above and beyond to help any student who wants help. There are so many trades to choose from and the exploratory program gives each student a good overview of several of the different programs. Tri-County thoroughly prepares their students for what ever their futures holds. Tri-County also offers many extra-curricular activities and sports - nothing is missing to provide your child with a well rounded high school experience. Both of our sons have chosen different paths. One has worked hard in his trade and at 21 is a member of the Boston Pipefitters Union. The other son is attending college and loving it. Becoming a member of the Tri-County community was definitely the best decision we ever made. No regrets.
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Posted April 27, 2012

Tri-County, where would my kids be without you? They are thriving, happy and successful, and I am SO happy that we made the decision to send them there. It's the cleanest building I've ever seen, and the pride of both the students and the staff is evident. The vocational programs are varied and wonderful, and prepare the students for life after high school. The academic teachers are wonderful. They work so much with the students to help them become successful. A super place that I just can't say enough about. One of my children still goes back to visit her teachers after all these years. She was disappointed for her youngest brother that her favorite History teacher no longer works there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

The Tri-County experience has been great for our son!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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86%

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75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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85%

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77%

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80%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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69%

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74%

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67%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
African Americann/a
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White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities44%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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75%

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68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

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 Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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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50%
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26%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

58%

Average SAT score

1380

Graduation rate

95%


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 94% 67%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (508) 528-6074

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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