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Greater Lowell Technical High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 19 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

My son went there from 2005-2009...The teachers and staff are great...Great communication....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

I attended GLTHS all four years and believed it to be the best four years of my adolescence. Teachers provide students a learning environment that creates engagment and interaction at levels beyond what you would expect at a technical high school. Considered one of the best of its kind, GLTHS offers 26 technical shops, all taught by experienced instructors. The extracurricular activities are an added bonus. Students who participates acquire leadership and public speaking skills, as well as organizational and time management skills. The knowledge and skills gained at GLTHS played a significant role in my current career as it gave me a competitive edge. Submitted by a graduate, Info Tech '04
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

I went there all 4 years, the teachers were really helpful and the shops offered alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

It is agreat school because you could get a good job in your junior year at the voke
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

This is a great school! I was here from sophomore thru senior year, enrolled in the college track classes. They prepared quite well. Also the statistics on this site is false, as 100% of students passes the MCAS at or above proficiency by the second time. Teachers are awesome, extra curriculats as well. Prepared me for college, and I got into several top tier schools, ending up studying architecture in Boston. If you are looking for a rigorous curriculum and vocational studies, choose GLTECH!


Posted April 14, 2004

Excellent Science Teacher Deb Gustafson leads Environmental Science Class and Club in engaging their studies with real community learning and service opportunities.
—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.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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63%

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59%

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55%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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48%
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%
Male81%
African American84%
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners43%

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African American44%
Asian76%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners26%

Science

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
African American37%
Asian59%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners20%
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.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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63%

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57%

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52%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
African American45%
Asian63%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners27%

Chemistry

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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

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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

28%

Average SAT score

1324

Graduation rate

91%


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 54% 67%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
Black 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 59%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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250 Pawtucket Blvd
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
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Phone: (978) 441-4807

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