Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute

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Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
Lynn, Massachusetts
United States
School district Lynn Public Schools
Athletics conference Commonwealth Athletic Conference
Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute

The Lynn Vocational Technical Institute (a.k.a. LVTI, Lynn Tech), is a vocational and technical high school located in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is a part of Lynn Public Schools. LVTI offers a wide variety of trades, referred to as shops, and academic classes. Currently, Robert Buontempo Jr. holds the position of the school's principal; Fred Gallo and Emily Spinucci share the vice principal position.


In 1948, Lynn’s newly designated third secondary school, at the time referred to as the Lynn Vocational High School, held its first graduation ceremony, at which a class of 70 seniors were awarded diplomas by Mayor Stuart A. Tarr. Ralph W. Babb was the school's first principal, and he would keep his job until his retirement in 1950.

Starting in 1950, Michael C. O'Donnell would hold the principal/director spot until his retirement in 1971.

In 1953, the 37-member graduating class witnessed a milestone during the commencement exercises. The pupils would now be graduating from the Lynn Trade High School, thus marking its renaming.

In 1971, director James A. Pelley took charge of the new “Lynn Vocational Technical Institute”, now located at 80 Neptune Blvd. and graduated its first class in 1972 of 104 students.

The first two graduation commencement exercises, 1948/49, were held in the Classical High School auditorium; in 1950 they were held at the E. J. Harrington School’s auditorium until 1971; the first graduation program at the new Lynn Vocational Technical Institute was conducted in 1972 when diplomas were presented to 104 graduates in the school cafetorium.[1]


Coordinates: 42°27′35.19″N 70°57′20.70″W / 42.4597750°N 70.9557500°W / 42.4597750; -70.9557500