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Bristol-Plymouth Vocational Tech

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1237 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this high school. I wouldn't recommend this high school. I wouldn't recommend this high school. I think I got my point across.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

When i taught there, besides from all the violence the teachers portrayed, it was an overall good school, students ruled the school, fights broke out. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2007

I am a junior at BP and it is an excellent school. The teachers are nice. The principal is very understanding and it is a fun place to learn! There is just enough decipline where it is needed and you can feel safe there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I graduated from this school and I loved it there. Because it was a small school the students seemed close and excepted by all, everyone knew everyone and got along. This school changed my life as I went from a shy kid to an outgoing adult. I recommend this school highly.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

We have two sons who attended BP. The oldest chose not to continue with a career in his field, but there was not one day that he did not want to go to school while he was at BP. He loved being there. Our youngest son has a number of social and emotional problems, and the teachers and staff have been a wonderful help working with him and trying to keep him interested and out of trouble. The teachers have been wonderful. The smallness of the school is a plus. Sports are available as well as academic organizations. I recommed the school often to parents. We feel very lucky that both of our sons were accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

Both of my children have attended Bristol Plymouth. One of them went on to college to pursue a career in the feild he participated in. The other decided against continuing her career choice from high school but still went on to attend college. The school has an excellent academic program because there is more one on one for the teacher and student. Unlike other schools where your child is just a number. The smallness of the school also allows kids to become very close. My daughter described it as a big family. There is no art programs but other than that extracurricular activities are excellent. Parent involvement is small but there isn't any really required. I think Bristol Plymouth is an excellent school. Also, because it is small students have teachers for a long period of time. Especially their shop teachers who my daughter described her teacher as another grandfather.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

312 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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title I90%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male84%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female58%
Male74%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities26%
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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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69%

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64%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male62%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities29%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

53%

Average SAT score

1350

Graduation rate

96%


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 89% 68%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Black 3% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Taunton, MA 02780
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