School Details

Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical

1121 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 998-3321
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2140 students 11 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School Dis average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
69%
74%
74%
60%
62%
62%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
62%
62%
73%

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

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical School Dis average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical is a public high school in New Bedford. The principal of Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical is Linda Enos. 2,140 students attend Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 53% of the 2,140 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical is 11:1. New Bedford High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 15% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a Junior at Voc Tech and I'm in the shop Early childhood EDucation and Teaching. The program benifits highschool students pre-k and preschool students and the parents. It benifits the parents because in my opinion i think its great knowing your child is in safe hands. everyone in my shop cares SOOO much for the children. They are our top priority.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended the preschool program. Teacher Debbie Brightman and her high school students have created one of the best preschool programs in the state. The preschool students are constantly engaged and have plenty of 1 one 1 attention. Lessons are developmentally appropriate and fun for the kids. Most importantly you can tell that the preschool staff genuinely cares for the students. At GNB Voc Tech there is no reason for some preschoolers to need an IEP because the staff is willing to do whatever it takes for ALL the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Voke Tech is a great School. My daughter is a Junior this year and I have found her past 2 years at Voke to be safe and the teachings have been great! I have met with most of her teachers and found them to be approachable pleasant and concerned for the well-being of my daughter. Anytime I have contacted them whether thru email or phone they have always responded. Thank you to all the staff especially when you go to the main entrance they are always polite and helpful...

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Voc-Tech a junior in MEdical Assisting. My past two years at Voc have been extremely wonderful. The security system is one of the best around administration is nothing but friendly and helpful and the teachers/staff are always there to help and make the most out of your time there. Although we're not #1 in sports every student has a wonderful and fun time and that is what matters. Voc-tech is a very well rounded school and i think any of my peers would agree that the surrounding schools cannot compare

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is the best between the staff and the students. The career opputunities are qwesome

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a junior in the medical assistant shop and i will graduate in june of 2009. I could not see my self enjoying any typical high school like i enjoy voc-tech the administration is awesome along with the teachers and staff and my peers are wonderful like any school we do have the typical fights and trouble but it is nothing like the other schools around. Voc-tech is a wonderful atmosphere and if you have goals to go a good college dont think you cant go to voc Everyone things voc is for kids who are not smart and just want to get the trade aspect of there life however that is not the case anymore. I absolutely love it and i have met some amazing people and i would never change it for anything i plan on going to college to become a vet-tech -Voc-tech student 11-1 MA

  • (9 years ago)

    I just graduated in 2005 and I am now attending the University of New Haven for forensic science. I could not have asked for better teachers or a better support system. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that you can't go to college after attending a vocational school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a freshman at New Bedford Voke this year and so far we love it. The vocational-technical high school experience isn't for every student but for those students who are more hands-on than 'book-smart ' this is definitely the place to be. New Bedford Voke provides the usual variety of traditional academic subjects--math science English history social studies--plus the opportunity to try out 10 different trades/vocations in the first half of the freshman year and specialize in one of them for the remaining 3 and a half years. The Voke-tech experience isn't for everyone but it's definitely for those students who would rather rebuild an engine or build a house or take care of children rather than read a Shakespearean sonnet.

  • (11 years ago)

    I graduated from Voc in 1985. I am soon to be a parent and would love for my child to attend this school in the near future. I feel I had the best education at that time and wouldn't change a thing. Students and staff were very well represented.

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