Westfield Technical Academy

  • Westfield Technical Academy serves 540 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Westfield Technical Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

Top Placements

Westfield Technical Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Westfield Technical Academy's student population of 540 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeVocational school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students540 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westfield Technical Academy is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westfield Technical Academy is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#352 out of 1667 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
19%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
88%
61%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.220.58
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestfield School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westfield Franklin Ave
    Grades: K-5 | 251 students
    0.3 miles
    22 Franklin Avenue
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413)572-6424
    0.3 K-5 251
  • Westfield Highland
    Grades: K-5 | 396 students
    0.6 miles
    34 Western Avenue
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413)572-6428
    0.6 K-5 396
  • Westfield Abner Gibbs
    Grades: K-5 | 218 students
    0.8 miles
    50 West Silver Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413)572-6418
    0.8 K-5 218
  • Westfield Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 175 students
    0.9 miles
    35 White Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413)572-6422
    0.9 PK 175
  • Westfield South Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 590 students
    0.9 miles
    30 West Silver Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    (413)568-1900
    0.9 6-8 590

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