Worcester Technical High School

Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) is a vocational-technical high school, part of Worcester Public Schools district in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on August 28, 2006, replacing the old Worcester Vocational High School (formerly known as Worcester Boys' Trade High School from 1909 to about 1975) at 2 Grove Street. The school was also known for a period as Worcester Vocational Technical High School (WVTHS) beginning around 1975. When the David Hale Fanning Trade School (commonly called "Girls' Trade" or DHFTS) in Worcester closed its Chatham Street premises some years later, the curriculum, staff and student body transferred to WVTHS. Since many new non-technical areas of study were added by the merging of the two schools, the word "Technical" was dropped from the school's name.

When the school moved to Green Hill, the name was once again changed to its current title of Worcester Technical High School. With this move also came the change of the school mascot, going from the Bulldogs to the Eagles. There are many different rumors as to why this happened seeing as how the Bulldog was very closely associated with Worcester Tech for many years.

Worcester Technical High School has 23 different trades from which students can choose, from the 4 different Academies – Alden Design and Engineering (Alden), Allied Health and Human Services (A.H./service), Coghlin Construction Academy (construction), Information Technology and Business Service (I.T.)

Worcester Technical High School[1]
Worcester Technical High School, Worcester MA
Worcester Technical High School
Location
1 Skyline Drive
Worcester, Massachusetts 01605

United States
Coordinates42°16′36″N 71°46′41″W / 42.27667°N 71.77806°WCoordinates: 42°16′36″N 71°46′41″W / 42.27667°N 71.77806°W
Information
TypePublic
Vocational school
Open enrollment[2]
MottoThe School That Works
Establishedc. 1908
School districtWorcester Public Schools
CEEB code222550
PrincipalKyle Brenner
Faculty130
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,389 (2016-17)[3]
Color(s)Royal blue, silver and white
            
Athletics conferenceColonial Athletic League,
SportsCross country, field hockey, American football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track
MascotEagle
NicknameVoke
Team nameEagles
Website

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Worcester Technical High School". Worcester Public Schools. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Error Page" (PDF). www.doe.mass.edu.
  3. ^ "Worcester Technical High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

External links

Massachusetts public high schools
Barnstable County
Berkshire County
Bristol County
Dukes County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Nantucket County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County

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