Franklin County Technical

82 Industrial Blvd
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Franklin County Technical serves 583 students in grades 9-12.
Franklin County Technical placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Vocational school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 583 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Franklin County Technical ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Franklin County Technical's student population of 583 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
583 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Franklin County Technical is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Franklin County Technical is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1262 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
7%
23%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
88%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Franklin County Technical's ranking?
Franklin County Technical is ranked #1262 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Franklin County Technical often compared to?
Franklin County Technicalis often viewed alongside schools like Pioneer Valley Regional, Smith Vocational And Agricultural High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Franklin County Technical?
The graduation rate of Franklin County Technical is 85-89%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Franklin County Technical?
583 students attend Franklin County Technical.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Franklin County Technical students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Franklin County Technical?
Franklin County Technical has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Franklin County Technical offer ?
Franklin County Technical offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Franklin County Technical part of?

School Reviews

5   5/17/2016
This school was a perfect fit for our son. He's a bright kid but he was struggling in the traditional school, barely passing. But the teachers at FCTS have had an amazing impact on him. His grades freshman year gave him something to brag about, but more importantly we noticed how much his (academic) self-confidence was restored. He's excited about school again having gained a passion for his chosen trade.
- Posted by Parent - jdnow

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Vocational school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 583 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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