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New Bedford High School
  • Public
  • NEW BEDFORD, MA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade C
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C+
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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New Bedford High School is a public school located in NEW BEDFORD, MA. It has 2,401 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

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New Bedford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1080
204 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$46,321
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$847
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$226,900
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
  • Pep rally
    31%
  • Spirit week
    29%
  • Although childish, Senior pranks are entertaining.
    16%
  • Playing sports
    12%
  • School Bonfire
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,401
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,396
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 32 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$23,497 / year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 37 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 37 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 37 responses

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