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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
New Bedford Public Schools is a public school district located in New Bedford, MA. It has 12,845 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

New Bedford Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
59%
Average SAT
1080
191 responses
Average ACT
27
19 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,845
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,396
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$23,497/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$43,989
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$819
National
$949
Median Home Value
$218,100
National
$184,700

New Bedford Public Schools Reviews

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What I like about New Bedford public school is that the teacher are compassionate about their job. They are caring, and responsible. I attended New Bedford High School, and the staffing were amazing. They are very polite and helpful. The teacher will go above and beyond for their students. The safety is excellent. Overall I think New Bedford High is an excellent school.
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I arrived at new bedford high school in grade 10 of georgia, I felt strange and I missed my friends but all the teachers were good to me and helped me with what I did not understand since I felt more comfortable in school and so all the years until now the teachers are very good and are always there to help you in those you need to learn and progress.
I enjoyed most of my classes and the teachers were mostly good, but sometimes classes were interrupted by lack of discipline.