Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) is a vocational school in the city of Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Logo
215 Fitchburg Street


Coordinates42°22′5″N 71°33′56″W / 42.36806°N 71.56556°WCoordinates: 42°22′5″N 71°33′56″W / 42.36806°N 71.56556°W
SuperintendentErnest F. Houle[1]
PrincipalMark Hollick[2]
Faculty101.5 (2014-2015)[3]
Enrollment1,058 (2014-2015)[4]
Student to teacher ratio10.4 to 1 (2014-2015)[3]
Color(s)Blue & Gold         
Athletics14 Interscholastic sports teams
Athletics conferenceColonial Athletic League
Budget$20,779,735 total
$19,871 per pupil

School district

There are six towns and one city in the Assabet Valley Regional Technical School District: Marlborough (city), Hudson, Maynard, Berlin, Westborough, Northborough, and Southborough. Other towns sending students regularly as non-resident attendees are Boylston, West Boylston, Clinton, Shrewsbury, and Leicester. The Massachusetts Department of Education requires that all of the students from Marlborough, Hudson, Maynard, Berlin, Westborough, Northborough, and Southborough who want to attend Assabet must be admitted before any students from the other towns are allowed to attend. The school and its administrative offices are at one site, in Marlborough.


Assabet Valley provides a comprehensive set of courses along with electives in the areas of business, art, music, health, leadership, and languages.

Advanced Placement courses include:

  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Several nationally recognized Pre-Engineering courses in conjunction with Project Lead the Way.

Assabet Valley is also part of the VHS Collaborative, which offers students the opportunity to take online courses in various areas.

Technical programs

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Auto Collision Technology (Auto Collision)
  • Automotive Technology (Auto Tech)
  • Biotechnology (Bio Tech)
  • Business Technology (Business Tech)
  • Computer Programming and Web Development (CPWD)
  • Cosmetology (Cosmo)
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management
  • Carpentry
  • Design & Visual Communications (D & V)
  • Drafting & Engineering Design
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
  • Health Technology (Health Tech)
  • Metal Fabrication (Metal Fab)
  • Plumbing
  • Painting & Design (P & D)


  • Fall teams: cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, soccer (boys' & girls'), volleyball (girls')
  • Winter teams: basketball (boys' & girls'), ice hockey, winter cheerleading, wrestling
  • Spring teams: baseball, lacrosse, softball, volleyball (boys'), tennis, track and field (boys' & girls')

Student body

Enrollment for 2016-17 = 1058 students. The female to male ratio is 45:55. Minority enrollment is 17%.

  • Grade 9: 280
  • Grade 10: 278
  • Grade 11: 259
  • Grade 12: 241


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  3. ^ a b "Teacher Data (2013-14) - Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical (08010000)". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Enrollment Data (2013-14) - Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical (08010000)". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  5. ^ "2017-18 SAT Performance Statewide Report". 20 September 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
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Hudson, Massachusetts

Hudson is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, with a total population of 19,063 as of the 2010 census. Before its incorporation as a town in 1866, Hudson was a neighborhood and unincorporated village of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and was known as Feltonville. From around 1850 until the last shoe factory burned down in 1968, Hudson was known as a "shoe town." At one point, the town had 17 shoe factories, many of them powered by the Assabet River, which runs through town. Because of the many factories in Hudson, immigrants were attracted to the town. Today most people are of either Portuguese or Irish descent, with a smaller percentage of people being of French, Italian, English, or Scots-Irish descent. While some manufacturing remains in Hudson, the town is now primarily residential. Hudson is served by the Hudson Public Schools district.

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Marlborough was declared a town in 1660. It was incorporated as a city in 1890 when it changed its Municipal charter from a New England town meeting system to a Mayor–council government.

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