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City-data.com school rating (using weighted 2010 test average as compared to other schools in Massachusetts) from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) is 31.

240 SYKES STREET
Palmer, MA 1069

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Other nearby schools ratings:
Hopkins Academy School (16.2 miles):

80
East Longmeadow High School (12.5 miles):

62
Quaboag Regional High School (8.5 miles):

53
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (13.3 miles):

48
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

31
Smith Voc And Agr High School (18.5 miles):

22
Chicopee Comprehensive High School (12.2 miles):

12
Wm J Dean Voc Tech High School (14.4 miles):

2
Pathfinder Voc Tech School rating compared to average state, county and city schools ratings:
Massachusetts:

58
Hampden County:

46
Palmer:

55
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

31

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County name: Hampden
School type: Vocational School
Grade span: 9th grade - 12th grade

Status: Operational
Phone: (413) 283-9701 (make sure to verify first before calling)

Latitude: 42.187
Longitude: -072.348420

Enrollment in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

2007 Student Enrollment: 661

9th grade Enrollment: 185
10th grade Enrollment: 169
11th grade Enrollment: 166
12th grade Enrollment: 132
Special grade Enrollment: 9


Male students (%): 60.8%
This school:

60.8%
State average from 3564 schools:

51.7%
Female students (%): 39.2%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

39.2%
State average from 3564 schools:

48.3%

White students (%): 92.7%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

92.7%
State average from 3564 schools:

71.0%
African American students (%): 0.8%
This school:

0.8%
State average from 3564 schools:

8.9%
Hispanic students (%): 0.6%
Here:

0.6%
State average from 3564 schools:

13.2%
Asian students (%): 0.3%
This school:

0.3%
State average from 3564 schools:

4.5%
Native American students (%): 0.50%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

0.50%
State average from 3564 schools:

0.29%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students (%): 0.20%
Here:

0.20%
State average from 3564 schools:

0.19%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 5.0%
Here:

5.0%
State average from 3564 schools:

1.9%


Genders in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

First Language Not English #: 2
Special Education #: 230
Low-Income #: 211
Free Lunch #: 148
Reduced Lunch #: 63


First Language Not English %: 0.3%
Here:

0.3%
State average from 1653 schools:

15.3%
Special Education %: 34.8%
Here:

34.8%
State average from 1778 schools:

16.4%
Low-Income %: 31.9%
This school:

31.9%
State average from 1776 schools:

31.2%
Free Lunch %: 22.4%
Here:

22.4%
State average from 1774 schools:

25.4%
Reduced Lunch %: 9.5%
Here:

9.5%
State average from 1719 schools:

6.0%



2006 Student Enrollment: 669

9th grade Enrollment: 177
10th grade Enrollment: 176
11th grade Enrollment: 150
12th grade Enrollment: 154
Special grade Enrollment: 12


Male students (%): 60.8%
Here:

60.8%
State average from 1781 schools:

51.7%
Female students (%): 39.2%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

39.2%
State average from 1781 schools:

48.3%

White students (%): 94.0%
This school:

94.0%
State average from 1781 schools:

71.8%
African American students (%): 0.4%
Here:

0.4%
State average from 1781 schools:

9.0%
Hispanic students (%): 2.1%
Here:

2.1%
State average from 1781 schools:

12.7%
Asian students (%): 0.1%
Here:

0.1%
State average from 1781 schools:

4.4%
Native American students (%): 0.40%
Here:

0.40%
State average from 1781 schools:

0.31%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 2.8%
This school:

2.8%
State average from 1781 schools:

1.6%


Genders in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

First Language Not English #: 1
Special Education #: 209
Low-Income #: 195


First Language Not English %: 0.1%
Here:

0.1%
State average from 1633 schools:

14.8%
Special Education %: 31.2%
Here:

31.2%
State average from 1780 schools:

15.9%
Low-Income %: 29.1%
Here:

29.1%
State average from 1771 schools:

30.5%



2005 Student Enrollment: 668

9th grade Enrollment: 184
10th grade Enrollment: 167
11th grade Enrollment: 165
12th grade Enrollment: 138
Special grade Enrollment: 14


White students (%): 97.0%
This school:

97.0%
State average from 1746 schools:

74.4%
African American students (%): 0.4%
Here:

0.4%
State average from 1746 schools:

9.5%
Hispanic students (%): 1.3%
Here:

1.3%
State average from 1746 schools:

11.2%
Asian students (%): 0.4%
Here:

0.4%
State average from 1746 schools:

4.5%
Native American students (%): 0.70%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

0.70%
State average from 1746 schools:

0.37%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students (%): 63.0%
Here:

63.0%
State average from 1746 schools:

51.7%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 37.0%
Here:

37.0%
State average from 1746 schools:

48.3%


Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Special Education #: 182
Low-Income #: 165


Special Education %: 27.2%
Here:

27.2%
State average from 1745 schools:

15.4%
Low-Income %: 24.7%
Here:

24.7%
State average from 1735 schools:

29.2%



2004 Student Enrollment: 651

9th grade Enrollment: 177
10th grade Enrollment: 158
11th grade Enrollment: 144
12th grade Enrollment: 130
Special grade Enrollment: 42


White students (%): 97.4%
Here:

97.4%
State average from 1729 schools:

75.1%
African American students (%): 0.6%
This school:

0.6%
State average from 1729 schools:

9.4%
Hispanic students (%): 1.5%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

1.5%
State average from 1729 schools:

10.7%
Asian students (%): 0.2%
This school:

0.2%
State average from 1729 schools:

4.4%
Native American students (%): 0.30%
Here:

0.30%
State average from 1729 schools:

0.37%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students (%): 63.1%
Here:

63.1%
State average from 1729 schools:

51.8%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 36.9%
This school:

36.9%
State average from 1729 schools:

48.1%


Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Special Education #: 191
Low-Income #: 168


Special Education %: 29.3%
Here:

29.3%
State average from 1725 schools:

15.0%
Low-Income %: 25.8%
Here:

25.8%
State average from 1698 schools:

28.9%



2003 Student Enrollment: 665

9th grade Enrollment: 174
10th grade Enrollment: 172
11th grade Enrollment: 164
12th grade Enrollment: 155


White students (%): 97.3%
Here:

97.3%
State average from 1634 schools:

75.8%
African American students (%): 0.2%
Here:

0.2%
State average from 1634 schools:

9.1%
Hispanic students (%): 2.0%
Here:

2.0%
State average from 1634 schools:

10.4%
Asian students (%): 0.2%
Here:

0.2%
State average from 1634 schools:

4.3%
Native American students (%): 0.50%
This school:

0.50%
State average from 1634 schools:

0.36%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students (%): 63.2%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

63.2%
State average from 1634 schools:

51.8%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 36.8%
This school:

36.8%
State average from 1634 schools:

48.2%


Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Low-Income #: 144


Low-Income %: 21.7%
Here:

21.7%
State average from 1608 schools:

27.9%



2002 Student Enrollment: 503

10th grade Enrollment: 273
11th grade Enrollment: 210
12th grade Enrollment: 11
Special grade Enrollment: 9


White students (%): 98.9%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

98.9%
State average from 1682 schools:

76.8%
African American students (%): 0.9%
This school:

0.9%
State average from 1682 schools:

8.8%
Hispanic students (%): 0.2%
This school:

0.2%
State average from 1682 schools:

9.9%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students (%): 63.3%
Here:

63.3%
State average from 1682 schools:

51.7%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 36.7%
Here:

36.7%
State average from 1682 schools:

48.3%


Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Low-Income #: 116


Low-Income %: 21.2%
Here:

21.2%
State average from 1613 schools:

27.4%



2001 Student Enrollment: 645

10th grade Enrollment: 171
11th grade Enrollment: 179
12th grade Enrollment: 176
Special grade Enrollment: 119


White students (%): 98.3%
This school:

98.3%
State average from 1664 schools:

77.2%
African American students (%): 0.3%
Here:

0.3%
State average from 1664 schools:

8.8%
Hispanic students (%): 1.2%
This school:

1.2%
State average from 1664 schools:

9.6%
Asian students (%): 0.2%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

0.2%
State average from 1664 schools:

4.1%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander students (%): 65.4%
Here:

65.4%
State average from 1664 schools:

51.6%
Multi-Race Non-Hispanic students (%): 34.6%
This school:

34.6%
State average from 1664 schools:

48.4%


Grades in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Races in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Low-Income #: 135


Low-Income %: 20.9%
Here:

20.9%
State average from 1635 schools:

26.3%



2007 Attendance statistics:


In-School Suspensions count: 30
Out-of-School Suspensions count: 33

Average number of Absences: 7.9
Here:

7.9
State average from 1782 schools:

8.8
Attendance Rate: 95.5%
Here:

95.5%
State average from 1782 schools:

94.8%
In-School Suspensions Rate: 4.5%
Here:

4.5%
State average from 712 schools:

5.5%
Out-of-School Suspensions Rate: 5.0%
This school:

5.0%
State average from 1093 schools:

8.3%




2006 Attendance statistics:


In-School Suspensions count: 7.9
Out-of-School Suspensions count: 35

Average number of Absences: 20.0
Here:

20.0
State average from 325 schools:

29.0
Attendance Rate: 3.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

3.0%
State average from 325 schools:

4.5%
In-School Suspensions Rate: 95.4%
Here:

95.4%
State average from 1781 schools:

94.8%
Out-of-School Suspensions Rate: 5.2%
Here:

5.2%
State average from 690 schools:

5.9%




2005 Attendance statistics:


In-School Suspensions count: 8.6
Out-of-School Suspensions count: 22

Average number of Absences: 26.0
This school:

26.0
State average from 322 schools:

31.1
Attendance Rate: 4.0%
Here:

4.0%
State average from 322 schools:

4.2%
In-School Suspensions Rate: 94.8%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

94.8%
State average from 1746 schools:

94.8%
Out-of-School Suspensions Rate: 3.3%
Here:

3.3%
State average from 663 schools:

6.2%




2004 Attendance statistics:


In-School Suspensions count: 10.4
Out-of-School Suspensions count: 22

Average number of Absences: 17.0
Here:

17.0
State average from 313 schools:

32.0
Attendance Rate: 2.8%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

2.8%
State average from 314 schools:

4.6%
In-School Suspensions Rate: 93.7%
Here:

93.7%
State average from 1729 schools:

94.7%
Out-of-School Suspensions Rate: 3.4%
Here:

3.4%
State average from 629 schools:

6.6%




2003 Attendance statistics:


In-School Suspensions count: 9.5
Out-of-School Suspensions count: 32

Average number of Absences: 19.0
This school:

19.0
State average from 282 schools:

30.1
Attendance Rate: 2.9%
Here:

2.9%
State average from 282 schools:

4.4%
In-School Suspensions Rate: 94.4%
Here:

94.4%
State average from 1635 schools:

94.4%
Out-of-School Suspensions Rate: 4.8%
Here:

4.8%
State average from 742 schools:

6.8%






Teacher Count in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

Student/Teacher Ratio in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

2007 Teacher statistics:


Total number of Teachers: 79
Total number of Teachers in Core Academic Areas: 28

Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 1782 schools:

95.7%
Percentage of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified: 100.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

100.0%
State average from 1781 schools:

95.3%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8.3
This school:

8.3
State average from 1782 schools:

10.0


2006 Teacher statistics:


Total number of Teachers: 80
Total number of Teachers in Core Academic Areas: 27

Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 1781 schools:

94.8%
Percentage of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified: 100.0%
This school:

100.0%
State average from 1781 schools:

94.1%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8.4
Here:

8.4
State average from 1781 schools:

13.4


2005 Teacher statistics:


Total number of Teachers: 71
Total number of Teachers in Core Academic Areas: 27

Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 1745 schools:

94.4%
Percentage of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified: 96.3%
Here:

96.3%
State average from 1733 schools:

93.9%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9.4
Here:

9.4
State average from 1746 schools:

13.6


2004 Teacher statistics:


Total number of Teachers: 76
Total number of Teachers in Core Academic Areas: 32

Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 1728 schools:

94.1%
Percentage of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified: 90.1%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

90.1%
State average from 1724 schools:

94.4%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8.6
Here:

8.6
State average from 1729 schools:

13.8




SAT Results in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

2007 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) statistics:


Number of Test Takers: 34

Reading: 456.0
Here:

456.0
State average from 322 schools:

488.1
Writing: 413.0
Here:

413.0
State average from 322 schools:

483.3
Math: 451.0
Here:

451.0
State average from 322 schools:

496.6




2006 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) statistics:


Number of Test Takers: 24

Reading: 452.0
This school:

452.0
State average from 316 schools:

489.7
Writing: 438.0
This school:

438.0
State average from 316 schools:

484.0
Math: 448.0
Here:

448.0
State average from 316 schools:

498.9




2005 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) statistics:


Reading: 426.0
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

426.0
State average from 299 schools:

500.8
Writing: 423.0
This school:

423.0
State average from 299 schools:

506.6
Math: 20.0
Here:

20.0
State average from 307 schools:

143.7






MCAS Results in Pathfinder Voc Tech School

2007 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) statistics - 10th Grade:


Students Tested - English: 158
Warning / Failing - English: 20
Needs Improvement - English: 80
Proficiency - English: 57
Advanced - English: 1


Students Tested - Math: 156
Warning / Failing - Math: 30
Needs Improvement - Math: 72
Proficiency - Math: 43
Advanced - Math: 11


MCAS English Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS English Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - English: 80.4
This school:

80.4
State average from 336 schools:

88.3
Warning / Failing - English (%): 13.0%
Here:

13.0%
State average from 336 schools:

4.7%
Needs Improvement - English (%): 51.0%
Here:

51.0%
State average from 336 schools:

24.7%
Proficiency - English (%): 36.0%
This school:

36.0%
State average from 336 schools:

50.1%
Advanced - English (%): 1.0%
Here:

1.0%
State average from 336 schools:

20.5%


MCAS Math Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS Math Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - Math: 74.4
Here:

74.4
State average from 336 schools:

85.6
Warning / Failing - Math (%): 19.0%
This school:

19.0%
State average from 336 schools:

8.2%
Needs Improvement - Math (%): 46.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

46.0%
State average from 336 schools:

22.4%
Proficiency - Math (%): 28.0%
Here:

28.0%
State average from 336 schools:

29.0%
Advanced - Math (%): 7.0%
Here:

7.0%
State average from 336 schools:

40.4%




2006 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) statistics - 10th Grade:


Students Tested - English: 153
Warning / Failing - English: 13
Needs Improvement - English: 78
Proficiency - English: 61
Advanced - English: 1


Students Tested - Math: 153
Warning / Failing - Math: 18
Needs Improvement - Math: 70
Proficiency - Math: 46
Advanced - Math: 19


MCAS English Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS English Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - English: 77.8
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

77.8
State average from 321 schools:

86.0
Warning / Failing - English (%): 8.0%
Here:

8.0%
State average from 321 schools:

6.9%
Needs Improvement - English (%): 51.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

51.0%
State average from 321 schools:

26.1%
Proficiency - English (%): 40.0%
This school:

40.0%
State average from 321 schools:

44.3%
Advanced - English (%): 1.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

1.0%
State average from 321 schools:

22.8%


MCAS Math Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS Math Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - Math: 74.7
Here:

74.7
State average from 321 schools:

81.8
Warning / Failing - Math (%): 12.0%
Here:

12.0%
State average from 321 schools:

11.5%
Needs Improvement - Math (%): 46.0%
Here:

46.0%
State average from 321 schools:

24.9%
Proficiency - Math (%): 30.0%
Here:

30.0%
State average from 321 schools:

28.7%
Advanced - Math (%): 12.0%
This school:

12.0%
State average from 321 schools:

35.0%




2004 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) statistics - 10th Grade:


Students Tested - English: 155
Warning / Failing - English: 24
Needs Improvement - English: 97
Proficiency - English: 26
Advanced - English: 8


Students Tested - Math: 443
Warning / Failing - Math: 44
Needs Improvement - Math: 126
Proficiency - Math: 223
Advanced - Math: 50


MCAS English Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS English Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - English: 63.1
Here:

63.1
State average from 317 schools:

80.4
Warning / Failing - English (%): 15.0%
Here:

15.0%
State average from 317 schools:

11.6%
Needs Improvement - English (%): 63.0%
This school:

63.0%
State average from 317 schools:

29.6%
Proficiency - English (%): 17.0%
This school:

17.0%
State average from 317 schools:

31.8%
Advanced - English (%): 5.0%
Here:

5.0%
State average from 317 schools:

27.2%


MCAS Math Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS Math Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - Math: 82.6
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

82.6
State average from 316 schools:

83.6
Warning / Failing - Math (%): 10.0%
Here:

10.0%
State average from 316 schools:

9.0%
Needs Improvement - Math (%): 28.0%
Here:

28.0%
State average from 316 schools:

27.6%
Proficiency - Math (%): 50.0%
Here:

50.0%
State average from 316 schools:

41.9%
Advanced - Math (%): 11.0%
Here:

11.0%
State average from 316 schools:

21.6%




2003 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) statistics - 10th Grade:


Students Tested - English: 145
Warning / Failing - English: 24
Needs Improvement - English: 85
Proficiency - English: 36


Students Tested - Math: 147
Warning / Failing - Math: 41
Needs Improvement - Math: 69
Proficiency - Math: 35
Advanced - Math: 2


MCAS English Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS English Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - English: 65.0
Here:

65.0
State average from 309 schools:

83.1
Warning / Failing - English (%): 17.0%
Here:

17.0%
State average from 309 schools:

8.7%
Needs Improvement - English (%): 59.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

59.0%
State average from 309 schools:

28.3%
Proficiency - English (%): 25.0%
Here:

25.0%
State average from 309 schools:

42.9%


MCAS Math Results - Pathfinder Voc Tech School

MCAS Math Results - Massachusetts

Composite Performance Index - Math: 60.4
Here:

60.4
State average from 309 schools:

75.4
Warning / Failing - Math (%): 28.0%
Here:

28.0%
State average from 309 schools:

17.8%
Needs Improvement - Math (%): 47.0%
Here:

47.0%
State average from 309 schools:

29.5%
Proficiency - Math (%): 24.0%
Pathfinder Voc Tech School:

24.0%
State average from 309 schools:

28.7%
Advanced - Math (%): 1.0%
Here:

1.0%
State average from 309 schools:

24.1%






Participation Statistics:


2007 Participation - All students - English - 10th Grade:

Enrollment: 158
Standard Assessment: 143
Alternate Assessment: 15

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
This school:

100.0%
State average from 341 schools:

99.5%


2007 Participation - All students - Math - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%
Enrollment: 156
Standard Assessment: 141
Alternate Assessment: 15

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 341 schools:

99.0%


2007 Participation - Low income subgroup - English - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%
Enrollment: 65
Standard Assessment: 53
Alternate Assessment: 12

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 285 schools:

99.1%


2007 Participation - Low income subgroup - Math - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%
Enrollment: 64
Standard Assessment: 52
Alternate Assessment: 12

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 284 schools:

98.3%


2007 Participation - Black/African American subgroup - English - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%



2007 Participation - White subgroup - English - 10th Grade:

Enrollment: 144
Standard Assessment: 133
Alternate Assessment: 11

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
This school:

100.0%
State average from 312 schools:

99.6%


2007 Participation - White subgroup - Math - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%
Enrollment: 142
Standard Assessment: 131
Alternate Assessment: 11

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 310 schools:

99.3%


2007 Participation - Multi-race subgroup - English - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%



2007 Participation - Special Education subgroup - English - 10th Grade:

Enrollment: 59
Standard Assessment: 44
Alternate Assessment: 15

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
Here:

100.0%
State average from 284 schools:

98.6%


2007 Participation - Special Education subgroup - Math - 10th Grade:

AYP participation rate: 100%
Enrollment: 58
Standard Assessment: 43
Alternate Assessment: 15

AYP participation rate: 100.0%
This school:

100.0%
State average from 286 schools:

97.8%



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