Holyoke High School

500 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Holyoke High School serves 1,332 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Holyoke High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Holyoke High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Holyoke High School's student population of 1,332 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,332 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

Holyoke High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Holyoke High School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#492 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
75%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
21%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.400.59
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Graduation Rate
74%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHolyoke School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Holyoke High School is Gateway To College At Holyoke Community College (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is William R. Peck School (0.4 miles away)
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