New Bedford High School

  • New Bedford High School serves 1,962 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • New Bedford High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • New Bedford High School's student population of 1,962 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 162 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,962 students
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Total Classroom Teachers162 teachers
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School Comparison

  • New Bedford High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of New Bedford High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#881 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
47%
20%
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Black
15%
9%
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White
32%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.59
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Graduation Rate
68%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Bedford High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Bedford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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