Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

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Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School logo.png
207 Hart Street
Taunton, Massachusetts 02780-3799
United States
Coordinates 41°52′41″N 71°03′44″W / 41.878°N 71.0621°W / 41.878; -71.0621Coordinates: 41°52′41″N 71°03′44″W / 41.878°N 71.0621°W / 41.878; -71.0621
Faculty 91
Grades 9-12

1,281 (2013

Student to teacher ratio 18:2
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Navy and sky blue         
Average SAT scores 461 verbal
469 math
435 writing
1365 total (2015-2016)[1]

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School is a vocational high school located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, United States, that has been in operation since September 1972. Bristol-Plymouth is one of the three high schools in the city of Taunton, and enrolls roughly 1,200 students in grades 9 through 12. The school draws students from the towns and cities of Bridgewater, Raynham, Berkley, Taunton, Rehoboth, Middleboro, and Dighton. Because it is considered to be its own school district, it has an on-site superintendent as well as a principal and vice principal.

The school colors are dark blue and light blue. The athletic teams are known as the Craftsmen and the mascot is called "Crafty".

Technical programs[edit]

There are eighteen technical programs on campus, including plumbing, carpentry, automotive technology, and machine shop, culinary, community health, computer information technology (CIT), commercial design (design and visual communications), electronics and cosmetology.

Bristol-Plymouth offers students courses in mathematics, English, science, social studies, Spanish and physical education. It also offers advanced placement (AP) courses in biology as well as AP English to juniors and AP calculus and English to seniors. A number of honors and advanced classes are also available.

Bristol-Plymouth has 18 technical programs:[3]

  • Automotive Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business and Applied Sciences (formerly Computer Information Technology)
  • CAD/CAM (formerly two separate technical programs)
  • Carpentry
  • Collision Technology
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Networking Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts (formerly Food Trades)
  • Dental Assisting
  • Design and Visual Communications
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Plumbing

Students in the technical programs receive a hands-on learning experience. They receive practical training through outside jobs provided by the program. On-site Bristol-Plymouth has a hair salon, restaurant, daycare/preschool, computer service desk and car shop where students provide services to paying customers. In addition, many off-site shops operate within the community to provide additional services with "real-world" applications.

The school operates on an "A" and "B" week schedule; 9th and 11th graders are in the shop when the 10th and 12th graders are in academic classrooms, and vice versa.

In their senior year, students have the opportunity to participate in a program known as CO-OP. Instead of attending traditional classes during the week of technical instruction, CO-OP students are allowed to do real jobs in the community that are related to their particular field of study.


According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, there were 1,322 students enrolled for the 2014-15 school year. 1,153 students (87.2%) were listed as White, 73 students (5.5%) as Hispanic, 44 students (3.3%) as African-American, 8 students (0.6%) as Asian, 7 students (0.5%) as Native American, and 37 students (2.8%) as multi-racial. 57.5% of the students were male, with 42.5% female.[4]

In the 2013-14 school year, there were 1281 students enrolled. Of these students, 1,131 students (88.3%) were listed as White, 64 students (5%) as Hispanic, 45 students (3.5%) as African-American, 5 students (0.4%) as Asian, and 31 students (2.4%) as multi-racial.[5] 58.1% of students were male and 41.9% were female. Of all enrolled students, 6 were considered to be English Language Learners (ELL).

Based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2012-13 school year, there were 1,275 students enrolled. Of these students, 1,114 students (87.4%) were listed as White, 64 students (5%) as Hispanic, 53 students (4.2%) as Black, 5 students (0.4%) as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5 students (0.4%) as American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 34 students (2.7%) as multi-racial. 708 students (55.5%) were male and 567 students (44.5%) were female. In this school year, the student to teacher ratio was 13.44.[6]


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