Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, or BVT for short, is a technical high school in Upton, Massachusetts, serving the thirteen towns of the Blackstone Valley. The school offers eighteen technical programs that students can enroll in to learn more about that trade.

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Logo
65 Pleasant Street
Upton, MA 01568

United States
Coordinates42°09′48″N 71°36′55″W / 42.1633°N 71.6154°WCoordinates: 42°09′48″N 71°36′55″W / 42.1633°N 71.6154°W
TypeComprehensive Public High School
SuperintendentDr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick[1]
CEEB code222154
PrincipalAnthony Steele II[2]
Assistant PrincipalsMatthew Urquhart
Kathryn Ruzanski
Faculty93.3 (2014-2015)[3]
Enrollment1,206 (2016-17)[4]
Student to teacher ratio12.7 to 1 (2014-2015)[5]
Color(s)         Purple, Black, White
MascotSporty the Beaver
Budget$22,611,266 total
$18,989 per pupil (2016)[7]


BVT is a technical school that serve grades nine through twelve. BVT is located in Upton, Massachusetts. BVT has a total of 1,185 students. 52% of the students are females and 48% of the students are males. Of those students 1% of students are Asian. Of another 1% makes up of Black students. .1% of students are Hawaiian Native.3% Hispanic students go to BVT. With 94% White students attend, and 2% two or more race students. There are 93 teachers that include a 13 to 1 ratio. The graduation rate from BVT is 99% which is a high graduation rate than a normal high school.

For the students who eat lunch 11% of the students get free lunch while 3% of the students get reduced lunch.

BVT offers Ap courses such as AP Chem, Spanish Language & Culture, Physics, English Literature & Composition, US History, Biology, Calculus, and Computer Science. Only 56% of students took an AP course and took the AP Test but only 51% of the students passed the test. Only 39% of the students have a passing rate, and only 28% have a quality adjustment participation rate.[8]

School district

The school serves thirteen towns in Blackstone Valley, Massachusetts[9]:

Technical programs

Blackstone Valley Tech offers eighteen technical programs, called "shops,=":[10]


The BVT mascot is the Beavers. The football team won the 2018 Division 7 state championship at Gillete Stadium over St. Mary's of Lynn. They also went to the 2017 championship game, but lost to Mashpee. In both seasons, the Beavers were playing to honor their coach Derek Yancik, who had recently died due to Pancreatic Cancer.

See also


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  4. ^ "Blackstone Valley". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
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  8. ^ "Blackstone Valley in Upton Ma student body".
  9. ^ "School / About BVT". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
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