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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 12,782 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
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
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
60%
Average SAT
1060
129 responses
Average ACT
27
13 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$279,202,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,716/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%

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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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.
In contrast with what many seem to believe about the public school system in New Bedford, I have never had that big of an issue here. I would definitely not characterize this school system as perfect, but growing up here has, in my opinion, actually benefitted me. I have grown up with such diversity and different types of students, teachers, and classroom environments that I feel the most prepared for almost any situation in the future.