Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School

240 Sykes St

Palmer, MA 01069-1225

Grades: 9-12

662 students

Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School serves 662 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% 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 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Vocational school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 662 students
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Total Students (1988-2013)
Gender % 63% Male / 37%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Total Teachers (2004-2013)
Students by Grade Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.33. 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 (2004-2013)
Hispanic
4%
17%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
94%
66%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.12 0.33
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
33%
32%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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.
5%
5%
Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 662 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $22,899 is higher than the state average of $17,400. The district revenue/student has grown by 44% over four years.
The district spending/student of $22,571 is higher than the state average of $16,788. The district spending/student has grown by 41% over four years.
School District Name Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 662 1,400
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
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 District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $14 MM $24 MM
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,899 $17,400
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $22,571 $16,788
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PalmerOld Mill Pond Elementary School
    4107 Main St
    PalmerMA 01069
    (413)283-4300
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-4 | 618 students                      
  • PalmerPalmer High School
    4105 Main St
    PalmerMA 01069
    (413)283-6511
    0.5 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 532 students                      
  • WestboroughWest Area
    Special Education School
    167 169 Lyman St
    WestboroughMA 01581
    (508)366-0596
    Special Education School

    1.7 mi | Gr.  | n/a students                      
  • PalmerConverse Middle School
    24 Converse St
    PalmerMA 01069
    (413)283-8109
    2.3 mi | Gr. 5-7 | 385 students                      
  • MonsonMonson Innovation High School
    55 Margaret St
    MonsonMA 01057
    (413)267-4589
    5.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 359 students                      

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