School Details

Putnam Vocational Technical High School

1300 State St, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 787-7424
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1384 students 11 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

84%
74%
91%
56%
45%
80%
36%
29%
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
  • Springfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
30%
73%
12%
19%
63%
45%
46%
49%

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
  • Springfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Putnam Vocational Technical High School is a public high school in Springfield. The principal of Putnam Vocational Technical High School is Kevin McCaskill. 1,384 students go to Putnam Vocational Technical High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 82% of the 1,384 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Putnam Vocational Technical High School is 11:1. High School/Science-Tech is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 21%
Multiracial 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.06% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

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

  • (7 years ago)

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

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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