School Details

Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical

800 Randolph St, Canton, MA 02021
(781) 828-5800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 836 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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79%
79%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 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 high school graduation requirement. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical is a public high school in Canton. The principal of Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical is James Quaglia. 836 students go to Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 29% of the 836 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical is 10:1. The Judge Rotenberg Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 68%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a good vocational school and prepares students for a trade in the real world. The education is crammed due to having shop every other week and doesn't give students enough grades in academics to accurately show there education. Most kids who attend this school don't plan on college because there vocational education can set them up for a bright future. I am a cosmetology student and have one of the best teachers in the state Mrs.Fredendall who is a great cosmo teacher and teaches us to have a great attitude and makes sure we know how important a sanitized work area is. My favorite teacher is Mr.Balas who was a special education teacher track and football coach who gives students and athletes motivation but retired last year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a "Great School". We are working hard at rehabilitating our Athletic Fields and $5 000 would help us to achieve this goal. We have a fantastic athletic program for all our students and our fields are in need of help!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Blue Hills and while there I loved every second. For the first half of Freshman year you will get to expirience different shops and what they have to offer and then you will get the chance to pick your permanent shop which you will have every other week. The academic teachers prep you well for college and the Shop teachers prep you well for the trade you chose. I personally didn't stick with Electrical when I graduated but it had nothing to do with the school system or teachers. I highly reccomend this school to anyone looking for a great enviornment and teachers who truly care about the wellfare of the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    i go too blue hills and in 9th grade its really fun here and we just got placed into our permanent shops. We make a lot of friends from different towns and we learn all about a skill with a professional teacher to aid us. Its really fun and i would suggest that whoever is given the oppertunity to go to take the oppertunity. you won't regret it. the academics can be hard but the teachers will help you through the material.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is terrible. They try to take college bound students and give them shop every other week. After graduating students are not prepared for college or a vocation.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has bright open spaces good terachers and is safe. I went there and I loved it. You get to actually graduate with a skill which these days is SO helpful whether you do it for the rest of your life or not the option is there. I can't say anything but great things about it and I think all public schools should try to be like blue hills.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. I taught there and sent my son for his high school education. He learned a great trade...construction and later went on to a technical college where he was on the honor roll for all four years. I credit Blue Hills for giving him a good education.

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