New Bedford School District

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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 25 public schools in New Bedford School District, serving 12,626 students. New Bedford School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
  • Public schools in New Bedford School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 57% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
  • The top ranked public schools in New Bedford School District are James B Congdon, Thomas R Rodman and William H Taylor. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 13:1.

Overview

School District NameNew Bedford School District
School District Websitehttp://www.newbedfordschools.org
School District Phone Number(508) 997-4511
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
# of Schools25 Schools1,854 Schools
# of Students12,626 Students953,660 Students
# of Teachers917 Teachers73,118 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1

District Comparison

  • New Bedford School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 403 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 59% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#367 out of 403 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of New Bedford  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
52%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
56%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
59%
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 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.660.59
# of American Indian Students51 Students2,100 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# of Asian Students125 Students65,565 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# of Hispanic Students4,978 Students191,095 Students
% Hispanic Students
40%
20%
# of Black Students1,560 Students86,283 Students
% Black Students
12%
9%
# of White Students5,219 Students573,115 Students
% White Students
41%
60%
# of Hawaiian Students16 Students812 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students677 Students34,581 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:56530,418
# of Students in Kindergarten:1,06465,872
# of Students in 1st Grade:1,22068,019
# of Students in 2nd Grade:1,18868,249
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1,21870,066
# of Students in 4th Grade:1,17872,164
# of Students in 5th Grade:1,10172,391
# of Students in 6th Grade:1,05871,172
# of Students in 7th Grade:97370,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:96671,876
# of Students in 9th Grade:56276,601
# of Students in 10th Grade:61373,016
# of Students in 11th Grade:54871,748
# of Students in 12th Grade:37270,028
# of Ungraded Students: - 1,197

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $21,769 is higher than the state median of $20,340. The school district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $23,756 is higher than the state median of $18,839. The school district spending/student has grown by 51% over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (MA)
Total Revenue$275 MM$28 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$300 MM$26 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$21,769$20,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in New Bedford  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$23,756$18,839
This chart display average spending per public school student in New Bedford  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

New Bedford School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • James B Congdon Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank:
    8/
    10
    , Top 30%
    50 Hemlock Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 336 students
  • Thomas R Rodman Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    497 Mill Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 195 students
  • William H Taylor Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    71 Portland Street
    New Bedford, MA 02744
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 262 students
  • Casimir Pulaski Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    1097 Braley Rd
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 730 students
  • Elizabeth Carter Brooks Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    212 Nemasket Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 298 students
  • New Bedford High School Math: 46% | Reading: 62%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    230 Hathaway Blvd
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,962 student
  • Sgt Wm H Carney Academy Math: 42% | Reading: 50%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    247 Elm Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 782 students
  • Betsey B Winslow Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    561 Allen Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 310 students
  • Carlos Pacheco Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    261 Mt Pleasant Stre
    New Bedford, MA 02746
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 358 students
  • Charles S Ashley Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    122 Rochambeau Street
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 282 students
  • Alfred J Gomes Math: 41% | Reading: 39%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    286 S Second Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 553 students
  • Elwyn G Campbell Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    145 Essex Street
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 274 students
  • Jireh Swift Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2203 Acushnet Avenue
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 215 students
  • Ellen R Hathaway Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    256 Court Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 303 students
  • Abraham Lincoln Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    445 Ashley Blvd
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 717 students
  • Renaissance Community School For The Arts Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    286 South Second Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 223 students
  • John B Devalles Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    120 Katherine Street
    New Bedford, MA 02744
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: K-5 | 389 students
  • Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    47 Emery Street
    New Bedford, MA 02744
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 345 students
  • Hayden/mcfadden Math: 23% | Reading: 24%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    361 Cedar Grove
    New Bedford, MA 02746
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 677 students
  • John Avery Parker Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    705 County Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 285 students
  • Roosevelt Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 24%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    119 Frederick Street
    New Bedford, MA 02744
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: 6-8 | 805 students
  • Keith Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 20%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    225 Hathaway Blvd
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: 6-8 | 892 students
  • Normandin Middle School Math: 17% | Reading: 22%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    81 Felton St
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 985-4300

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,254 student
  • Trinity Day Academy Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    181 Hillman Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: 6-12 | 79 students
  • Whaling City Junior/senior High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    455 County Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 997-4511

    Grades: 6-12 | 100 students
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