Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB-
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyC
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
New Bedford High School is a public school located in New Bedford, MA. It has 2,171 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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New Bedford High School Reviews
My experience with New Bedford High School so far has been great. The staff are very motivated to get kids college ready and are willing to give up personal time to help you for college. The GEAR UP! Program for college readiness is amazing and is a total recommend for new kids in the school and is amazing. The new use of technology is very good due to its use in colleges and is helpful for the people who need translations constantly. Our Army JROTC program is the top in the nation and we are proud. NBHS is very good for the kids and has been getting better and better especially academic wise. The academics are very fast, but steady paced to where we learn, understand and are able to use this knowledge to the real world. And it is very helpful. The clubs vary very much depending on the kids taste its so cool. And there's pretty much something for everyone. Its a recommend for anyone in New Bedford.
New Bedford High School has been like a second home for me. Drama, Music, AP classes. The teachers are wonderful, the administration holds every student to the highest standard. They are all very supportive of aspirations and understanding of incidents that may happen to students. I and many other students know that we can talk to any administrator or teacher we know if we have a problem, inside or outside of school. There are, of course, aspects which could be improved upon, such as the auditorium, bathrooms and ceilings in certain rooms. But overall, I am proud to call myself a Whaler!
As a student in the AP and Academy of Honors track, I'm not dissatisfied with how I've been treated. However, my peers in college-prep tracks are often dissatisfied, disrespected, and dismissed by teachers. There needs tp be reform in those areas. It typically goes unnoticed because these students are considered "at-risk" and therefore worth less. I want to see respect for ALL students, regardless of race, financial status, or course level.