Whittier Regional Vocational

Summary:

Whittier Regional Vocational is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Haverhill, MA, with a student population of 1,277. As part of the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical District, which is ranked 260 out of 356 districts in Massachusetts, the school has a racial makeup that is predominantly White (63.12%), with significant Hispanic (27.25%) and multi-racial (3.6%) representation.

Academically, Whittier Regional Vocational's performance on MCAS tests is generally below the state averages, with proficiency rates lower than the state in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. However, the school performed better than the state in Biology. The school's performance varies significantly across different racial groups, with White and multi-racial students performing significantly worse than their African American and Hispanic peers. Whittier Regional Vocational spends significantly more per student ($21,631 in 2020-2021) compared to the nearby schools, which range from $14,561 to $23,081 per student, and has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 10.3 in 2022-2023.

Over the years, Whittier Regional Vocational's statewide ranking has declined, from 164th out of 345 schools in 2017-2018 to 209th out of 347 schools in 2022-2023, suggesting the school may be struggling to maintain its academic standards. As a vocational school, Whittier Regional Vocational likely offers a unique curriculum and learning experience compared to the nearby North Andover High, Newburyport High, and other traditional high schools in the area. However, the school's academic performance suggests the need to ensure students are still meeting state standards and address the racial disparities in student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 115 Amesbury Line Rd
       Haverhill, MA  01830


(978) 373-4101

District: Whittier Regional Vocational Technical

SchoolDigger Rank:
209th of 347 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,631 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.3 Help
Number of students:  1,277

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.1%
Hispanic:
27.3%
Two or more races:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Whittier Regional Vocational ranks worse than 60.2% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.1%), Hispanic (27.3%), two or more races (3.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whittier Regional Vocational is 10.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whittier Regional Vocational is $21,631.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Whittier Regional Vocational:

SchoolDigger ranks Whittier Regional Vocational 209th of 347 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Whittier Regional Vocational in the ranking list.)

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Whittier Regional Vocational Technical:

SchoolDigger ranks Whittier Regional Vocational Technical 260th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Whittier Regional Vocational

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Rank History for all students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 4.50 288th 304 5.3%
2004 8.64 277th 307 9.8%
2005 17.08 259th 311 16.7%
2006 45.09 196th 314 37.6%
2007 31.70 232nd 316 26.6%
2008 56.90 170th 319 46.7%
2009 46.08 213th 322 33.9%
2010 50.58 208th 335 37.9%
2011 62.38 164th 340 51.8%
2012 57.79 186th 340 45.3%
2013 60.74 169th 344 50.9%
2014 60.45 186th 347 46.4%
2015 51.16 217th 354 38.7%
2016 56.59 200th 351 43.0%
2017 61.84 171st 348 50.9%
2018 63.08 164th 345 52.5%
2019 46.33 219th 351 37.6%
2021 46.65 177th 285 37.9%
2022 69.63 115th 342 66.4%
2023 42.10 209th 347 39.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.40 25th 58 56.9%
2022 84.72 12th 78 84.6%
2023 37.04 52nd 82 36.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.89 81st 344 76.5%
2019 55.00 148th 348 57.5%
2021 48.87 127th 268 52.6%
2022 87.13 32nd 339 90.6%
2023 51.79 116th 301 61.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.15 102nd 330 69.1%
2019 58.29 134th 330 59.4%
2021 51.00 121st 253 52.2%
2022 85.35 39th 332 88.3%
2023 69.33 96th 338 71.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.60 204th 339 39.8%
2019 32.69 252nd 342 26.3%
2021 39.20 190th 281 32.4%
2022 57.94 153rd 340 55.0%
2023 41.12 211th 339 37.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.69 66th 299 77.9%
2019 50.45 130th 299 56.5%
2021 38.36 114th 202 43.6%
2022 74.16 58th 295 80.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.47 4th 7 42.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.00 134th 343 60.9%
2019 54.36 178th 346 48.6%
2021 50.98 156th 281 44.5%
2022 77.77 75th 339 77.9%
2023 40.63 206th 343 39.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 98.02 4th 133 97.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.11 52nd 193 73.1%
2019 60.81 80th 206 61.2%
2021 60.85 44th 149 70.5%
2022 76.17 49th 217 77.4%
2023 63.45 80th 241 66.8%
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Rank History for White students at Whittier Regional Vocational

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.78 174th 303 42.6%
2019 28.73 229th 302 24.2%
2021 36.61 177th 249 28.9%
2022 62.34 116th 300 61.3%
2023 22.77 244th 301 18.9%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Whittier Regional Vocational

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1111 23 8 49 2 n/a n/a -36 1157
1989 1126 13 7 22 3 n/a n/a -41 1130
1990 992 13 7 26 4 n/a n/a 0 1042
1991 905 13 1 50 4 n/a n/a 0 973
1992 895 10 2 52 8 n/a n/a 0 967
1993 862 9 1 54 6 n/a n/a 0 932
1994 905 18 3 71 9 n/a n/a 0 1006
1995 1032 13 4 64 21 n/a n/a 0 1134
1996 1032 13 4 64 21 n/a n/a 0 1134
1997 1053 8 4 105 14 n/a n/a 0 1184
1998 1098 14 8 172 15 n/a n/a 0 1307
1999 1102 11 8 199 14 n/a n/a 0 1334
2000 1062 13 6 189 6 n/a n/a 0 1276
2001 1084 18 12 203 8 n/a n/a 0 1325
2002 1102 37 14 214 8 n/a n/a 0 1375
2003 1102 37 14 214 8 n/a n/a 0 1375
2004 1112 38 11 240 9 n/a n/a 0 1410
2005 1010 34 11 196 4 n/a n/a 0 1255
2006 921 30 8 165 2 n/a n/a 19 1145
2007 888 25 8 153 2 n/a n/a 26 1102
2008 899 19 8 142 1 n/a n/a 22 1091
2009 949 17 5 173 0 0 34 0 1178
2010 974 17 8 177 0 0 30 0 1206
2011 1018 15 7 173 2 0 36 0 1251
2012 999 15 6 184 2 0 32 0 1238
2013 987 18 12 184 3 0 29 0 1233
2014 1014 20 10 211 1 0 29 0 1285
2015 1023 21 13 217 1 0 32 0 1307
2016 1024 18 18 237 3 0 38 0 1338
2017 996 20 14 240 3 0 37 0 1310
2018 944 18 13 237 3 0 39 0 1254
2019 896 29 13 260 4 0 44 0 1246
2020 865 31 16 299 6 0 35 2 1254
2021 828 36 19 318 6 0 42 0 1249
2022 838 38 18 326 8 0 50 4 1282
2023 806 38 20 348 5 0 46 14 1277

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Whittier Regional Vocational

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1157 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1130 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1042 n/a n/a n/a
1991 973 n/a n/a n/a
1992 967 n/a n/a n/a
1993 932 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1006 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1134 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1134 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1184 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1307 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1334 n/a 0.0 0
2000 1276 n/a 0.0 29.4
2001 1325 n/a 0.0 26.4
2002 1375 n/a n/a 26.5
2003 1375 n/a n/a 26.5
2004 1410 121.0 11.7 28
2005 1255 128.6 9.8 29.7
2006 1145 121.8 9.4 30.3
2007 1102 116.0 9.5 30.8
2008 1091 113.6 9.6 30.3
2009 1178 116.7 10.1 31.7
2010 1206 116.7 10.3 31.9
2011 1251 110.9 11.2 33
2012 1238 110.3 11.2 36.3
2013 1233 108.9 11.3 34.7
2014 1285 110.4 11.6 39
2015 1307 109.0 11.9 39.8
2016 1338 112.0 11.9 n/a
2017 1310 113.2 11.5 n/a
2018 1254 113.8 11.0 n/a
2019 1246 113.2 11.0 n/a
2020 1254 113.8 11.0 n/a
2021 1249 106.0 11.7 n/a
2022 1282 114.7 11.1 n/a
2023 1277 122.9 10.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Whittier Regional Vocational

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1157 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1130 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1042 n/a n/a n/a
1991 973 n/a n/a n/a
1992 967 n/a n/a n/a
1993 932 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1006 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1134 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1134 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1184 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1307 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1334 n/a 0.0 0
2000 1276 n/a 0.0 29.4
2001 1325 n/a 0.0 26.4
2002 1375 n/a n/a 26.5
2003 1375 n/a n/a 26.5
2004 1410 121.0 11.7 28
2005 1255 128.6 9.8 29.7
2006 1145 121.8 9.4 30.3
2007 1102 116.0 9.5 30.8
2008 1091 113.6 9.6 30.3
2009 1178 116.7 10.1 31.7
2010 1206 116.7 10.3 31.9
2011 1251 110.9 11.2 33
2012 1238 110.3 11.2 36.3
2013 1233 108.9 11.3 34.7
2014 1285 110.4 11.6 39
2015 1307 109.0 11.9 39.8
2016 1338 112.0 11.9 n/a
2017 1310 113.2 11.5 n/a
2018 1254 113.8 11.0 n/a
2019 1246 113.2 11.0 n/a
2020 1254 113.8 11.0 n/a
2021 1249 106.0 11.7 n/a
2022 1282 114.7 11.1 n/a
2023 1277 122.9 10.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Whittier Regional Vocational

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $768 (3.7%) $19,936 (96.3%) $20,704
2020 $716 (3.4%) $20,321 (96.6%) $21,037
2021 $1,156 (5.3%) $20,475 (94.7%) $21,631

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Whittier Regional Vocational

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 219th of 351 High schoolsRanks 209th of 347 High schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Whittier Regional Vocational)4658.6
 12.6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Whittier Regional Vocational Technical)4658.6
 12.6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6158.2
 2.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (Whittier Regional Vocational)5040.8
 9.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Whittier Regional Vocational Technical)5040.8
 9.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5849.7
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12461277
 2.5%
African American2938
 31%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian1320
 53.8%
Hispanic260348
 33.8%
Pacific Islander00
White896806
 10%
Two or More Races4446
 4.5%


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Students at Whittier Regional Vocational are 63% White, 27% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Not Specified.

Whittier Regional Vocational ranks 209th of 347 Massachusetts high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,277 students attended Whittier Regional Vocational.


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