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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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New Bedford Public Schools is a public school district located in New Bedford, MA. It has 12,764 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
About New Bedford Public Schools...
Address
455 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Telephone
(508) 997-4511

New Bedford Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
59%
Average SAT
1070
158 responses
Average ACT
27
17 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,764
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,210
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$279,202,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,678/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

New Bedford Public Schools Reviews

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I liked how New Bedford public schools was basically a family for anyone. The people you meet and the administration are people you’ll never forget. While in college now, I still find time to talk to people that I did in high school and it feels great to still have those connections. Also, I feel like the schools prepared the students not only for college but for the real world. The process seems like it is so easy to me and actually is fun. New Bedford public schools were great for me.
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It is full of divers cultures and very artistic talents.while offering a wide range of college opportunity.altho sometimes I believe school does lack control and organization,they still provide all a school can offer to students and more.i appreciate everything that new bedford schools can offer.
So the teachers need to stop sharing their personal life with the students, and teach a lesson each day. The teachers that have tenure need to have some accountability for there teaching plan. My main concern is that my child gets bored when she is not learning new and interesting lessons in her journey to higher education.