C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
New Bedford Public Schools is a public school district located in New Bedford, MA. It has 12,565 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% 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
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
58%
Average SAT
1040
127 responses
Average ACT
28
14 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
12,565
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,320
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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.
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New Bedford Public Schools in general is a good public education system, however at the high school level i wish i could have had a better high school education experience. I did learn a lot in my school but i also feel as if I'm missing a lot of core values and skills needed for college and for life in general/ I will say never that there are a lot of amazing teacher and students there who will help you out in any classes. There are great ways to get involved and if you pick the right people you will have a great experience.
I have been part of New Bedford Public Schools since the beginning and I am proud. The media portrays New Bedford as "ghetto" and "unsafe" but I have learned a lot. There are a handful of students and teachers that aren't necessarily great but overall I have had the majority of my teachers and faculty members teach me more than I could anywhere else. Not to mention I have a great relationship with 75% of my teachers that I look up to as mentors. Every school district has it's problems but I truly believe the good out ways the bad.