New Bedford School District

455 County Street, C/o Paul Rodrigues Administrat
New Bedford, MA 02740
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

New Bedford School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 12,504 students in New Bedford School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in New Bedford School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
25 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
12,504 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
1,032 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

New Bedford School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 60% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
#357 out of 395 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of New Bedford  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
17%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Bedford  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
28%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Bedford  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
80%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of New Bedford  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.66
0.63
# American Indian Students
44 Students
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
95 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
5,310 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
43%
23%
# Black Students
1,677 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
13%
10%
# White Students
4,687 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
38%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
677 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
500
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
989
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,007
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
988
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,065
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,041
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,030
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
900
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
965
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,020
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
822
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
759
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
763
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
655
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,553 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $21,949 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$270 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of New Bedford  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$275 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of New Bedford  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$21,553
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in New Bedford  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$21,949
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in New Bedford  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best New Bedford School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
William H Taylor
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
71 Portland Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 252 students
Rank: #22.
Betsey B Winslow
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
561 Allen Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 232 students
Rank: #33.
James B Congdon
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
50 Hemlock Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 270 students
Rank: #44.
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
212 Nemasket Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 291 students
Rank: #55.
Casimir Pulaski
(Math: 28% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1097 Braley Rd
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Ellen R Hathaway
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
256 Court Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Thomas R Rodman
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
497 Mill Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 216 students
Rank: #88.
Charles S Ashley
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
122 Rochambeau Street
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 275 students
Rank: #99.
Whaling City Junior/senior High School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
455 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: 7-12
| 67 students
Rank: #1010.
Abraham Lincoln
(Math: 29% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
445 Ashley Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 648 students
Rank: #1111.
Jireh Swift
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2203 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 208 students
Rank: #1212.
Elwyn G Campbell
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
145 Essex Street
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #1313.
Sgt Wm H Carney Academy
(Math: 18% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
247 Elm Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 607 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Carlos Pacheco
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
261 Mt Pleasant Stre
New Bedford, MA 02746
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 303 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
John Avery Parker
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
705 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 226 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
John B Devalles
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Katherine Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 310 students
Rank: #1717.
Normandin Middle School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
81 Felton St
New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 985-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,112 students
Rank: #1818.
Keith Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: 6-8
| 938 students
Rank: #1919.
New Bedford High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
230 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: 9-12
| 2,890 students
Rank: #2020.
Alfred J Gomes
(Math: 11% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
286 S Second Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #2121.
Roosevelt Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
119 Frederick Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 997-4511
Grades: 6-8
| 796 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
47 Emery Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Renaissance Community Innovation School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
286 South Second Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 160 students
Rank: #2424.
Trinity Day Academy
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
181 Hillman Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
Grades: 4-12
| 85 students
Rank: #2525.
Hayden/mcfadden
(Math: 6% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
361 Cedar Grove
New Bedford, MA 02746
(508) 997-4511
Grades: PK-5
| 663 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to New Bedford School District?
New Bedford School District manages 25 public schools serving 12,504 students.
What is the rank of New Bedford School District?
New Bedford School District is ranked #356 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Massachusetts school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in New Bedford School District?
43% of New Bedford School District students are Hispanic, 38% of students are White, 13% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of New Bedford School District?
New Bedford School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is New Bedford School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $21,949 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 25 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 12,504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • : 80% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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