Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

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Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Logo.jpg
215 Fitchburg Street
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
United States
Coordinates 42°22′5″N 71°33′56″W / 42.36806°N 71.56556°W / 42.36806; -71.56556Coordinates: 42°22′5″N 71°33′56″W / 42.36806°N 71.56556°W / 42.36806; -71.56556
Type Public
Established 1973
Superintendent Ernest F. Houle[1]
Principal Mark Hollick[2]
Faculty 101.5 (2014-2015)[3]
Enrollment 1,058 (2014-2015)[4]
Student to teacher ratio 10.4 to 1 (2014-2015)[3]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue & Gold         
Athletics 14 Interscholastic sports teams
Athletics conference Colonial Athletic League
Nickname Aztecs
Average SAT scores 439 verbal
438 math
413 writing
1290 total (2015-2016)[5]
Budget $19,028,105 total
$18,252 per pupil (2012-2013)[6]

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

School district[edit]

There are seven towns in the Assabet Valley Regional Technical School District: Marlborough, Hudson, Maynard, Berlin, Westborough, Northborough, and Southborough. Other towns sending students regularly as non-resident attendees are Boylston, West Boylston, Clinton, Shrewsbury, and Leicester. However, a recent ruling by 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 is in an urban area with the largest city being Marlborough, with a population of over 37,000 people. Since the district operates only one school, all administrative offices are in the high school.


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.[citation needed]

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

Technical programs[edit]

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


  • FIRST Robotics
  • SkillsUSA
  • National Honor Society
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Drama
  • Student Council & Class Officers
  • Game Club
  • AV Sliders
  • Art Club
  • Dance Team
  • Principal's Leadership Team
  • Anime Club


  • 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[edit]

The school enrolls 936 students.

  • Grade 9: 276 students
  • Grade 10: 242
  • Grade 11: 252
  • Grade 12: 218