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Putnam Vocational Technical High School

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Posted October 10, 2010

First off I like their rules that students have to follow. Putnam is a great school because it has a lot to offer and so many different workshops. The teachers there are there for the students and really do want to help them in order for them to be the future of tomorrow and become the best men and women. All parents should join and make a group in order for all of us to help out our children and look out for their well being. Please let's all get together and stop the bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

This is one of the best High Schools in the state. The principle is an excellent leader and the programs are great. The teachers care a lot about all of the students and their educations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

I belive Putnam is one of thee best high schools in Springifield MA. This is because we have improved dramatically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

I graduated in 2004. Worked for what i needed it for, to get a vocation and academics done all at once.


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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African American98%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners66%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male41%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners7%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Tech/Engineering

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students33%
Female30%
Male37%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners13%

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 Students12%
Female7%
Male19%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners2%

Tech/Engineering

All Students45%
Female39%
Male51%
African American47%
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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

49%

Average SAT score

1147

Graduation rate

71%


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
Hispanic 60% 16%
Black 24% 8%
White 12% 67%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 82%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

Fax number
  • (413) 787-7330

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Vocational education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1300 State St
Springfield, MA 01109
Phone: (413) 787-7424

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