Blackstone Valley Named One of Top School Districts in Country

Monday, October 08, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Blackstone Valley Tech
The Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District has been named one of the top school districts in the country.

According to the School Superintendents Association, the Blackstone Valley District is one of the country’s “Most Innovative School Districts” for implementing innovative approaches to expand and support student learning and achievement.

“We hope that the entire Blackstone Valley District shares in this national limelight. Our staff and students continue to illustrate the incredible return on investment made possible by our 13 municipalities,”  said BVT Superintendent-Director Michael Fitzpatrick.

The Rankings

The Successful Practices Network and AASA conducted a yearlong study of innovative best practices in public K-12 school systems across the United States. From that study, 25 national Innovative Successful Practices systems were identified based on their ability to demonstrate rapid improvement in student learning and preparedness through innovative organizational and instructional practices.

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District hosted an on-site visit, supplied detailed data to be analyzed, and made students, staff, administrators, and community members available for interviews as part of the process.

The Successful Practices Network and AASA developed a case study based on their research.

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District was one of two Massachusetts school districts included in the initial announcement of “Most Innovative School Districts.”

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Blackstone Valley Tech creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills.

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