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Worcester Technical High School

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

United States
Type Public Vocational School
Motto "The School That Works"
Established c. 1908
School district Worcester Public Schools
CEEB Code 222550
Principal Sheila Harrity
Vice principal Siobhan Petrella
MaryLou Zamarro
Darlene McClintock
Faculty 130
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,400 (2009-10[2])
Color(s) Royal blue, silver and white
Athletics conference Colonial Athletic League,
Sports Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track, Volleyball
Mascot Eagle
Nickname Voke
Team name Eagles

Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) is a vocational-technical high school, part of Worcester Public Schools district in Worcester, Massachusetts. 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 doors 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 for students to choose from, 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.)

Services provided by the school

The school provides many services to the general public. These include a bank, an ATM, a gift shop, a school store where students may buy sweatshirts and school supplies, and a hair salon. There is also an automotive and collision shop, and a print shop. The school also has a bakery/coffee shop and a restaurant open to the public as well as the teachers. The students in hospitality handle the restaurant and the students in Culinary Arts take over the coffee and bake shop and also do the cooking for the Skyline Bistro. Students in Finance and Marketing run the bank and the two stores, students in graphic communications provide printing and design services to the school and the city of Worcester, cosmetology students run the salon, automotive collision students run the collision shop and automotive tech runs the auto body shop, and The ISS&N (Telecommunication) and Office Technology | Business Information Systems runs the schools serves fix any computer, projector or technical problem having to do with the advanced networks and serves at the school's campus.

Notable alumni

External links

  • Worcester Technical High School School Fusion Portal.
  • Worcester Technical High School Official Site.
  • Worcester Technical High School Secondary Site


  1. ^ "Worcester Technical High School". Worcester Public Schools. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  2. ^ Massachusetts Department of Education enrollment data for Worcester Tech
  • CBS 4 Boston, Sep 22, 2006 7:40 pm – Worcester Opens $90 Million Technical High School Packed With State-Of-The-Art Equipment
  • Machining – Worcester Gets Manufacturing Education Right
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette – Thursday, November 9, 2006 – Vocation students get edge in trades – Unions ease apprentice entry rules
  • Massachusetts Department of Education – Worcester Technical High
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