Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School

240 Sykes St,

Palmer, MA, 01069-1225

Tel: (413)283-9701
Grades: 9-12

658 students

Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School serves 658 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School operates within the Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District.

Overview

The student population of 658 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
School Type Vocational school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 658 students
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 63% Male / 37%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 14:1
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Hispanic
3%
16%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
9%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Black (1992-2009)
White
93%
66%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Sch Ethnicity Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.52
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
30%
30%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 658 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 658 1,435
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate n/a 86%
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Graduation Rate (1992-2001)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $25 MM
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $14 MM $24 MM
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,899 $17,400
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $22,571 $16,788
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Palmer High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Converse Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Old Mill Pond Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Palmer Old Mill Pond Elementary School
    4107 Main St
    Palmer , MA , 01069
    (413)283-4300
    0.3  mi  |  654  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Palmer Palmer High School
    4105 Main St
    Palmer , MA , 01069
    (413)283-6511
    0.5  mi  |  547  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Palmer West Area
    Special Education School
    175 State Ave
    Palmer , MA , 01069
    (413)283-4469
    Special Education School
    1.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Palmer Converse Middle School
    24 Converse St
    Palmer , MA , 01069
    (413)283-8109
    2.3  mi  |  381  students  |  Gr.  5-7
  • Monson Monson Innovation High School
    55 Margaret St
    Monson , MA , 01057
    (413)267-4589
    5.4  mi  |  341  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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