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 5 public middle schools serving 2,998 students in New Bedford School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Massachusetts.
Public Middle Schools in New Bedford School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Massachusetts public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 44% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public middle school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
25 Schools
535 Schools
# Students
12,504 Students
307,136 Students
# Teachers
1,032 Teachers
26,286 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.
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
0.67
# American Indian Students
44 Students
770 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
95 Students
21,401 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
5,310 Students
80,027 Students
% Hispanic Students
43%
26%
# Black Students
1,677 Students
37,484 Students
% Black Students
13%
12%
# White Students
4,687 Students
153,850 Students
% White Students
38%
50%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
315 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
677 Students
12,982 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
500
2,761
# Students in K Grade:
989
7,202
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,007
7,520
# Students in 2nd Grade:
988
7,881
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,065
8,280
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,041
9,357
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,030
21,640
# Students in 6th Grade:
900
56,578
# Students in 7th Grade:
965
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,020
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
822
12,193
# Students in 10th Grade:
759
11,312
# Students in 11th Grade:
763
10,898
# Students in 12th Grade:
655
10,621
# Ungraded Students:
-
392

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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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

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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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