New Bedford school information

IndexNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores46%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools301,16779,235
Total private schools1350824,875
Total post-secondary schools21937,965

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  • The average school test scores in New Bedford are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 30 public schools in New Bedford.
  • 69.2% of people in New Bedford have completed 8th grade.
  • 65.5% of people in New Bedford have completed high school.
  • 15.3% of people in New Bedford have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Bedford

IndexNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade69.2%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school65.5%86.6%82.4%
Completed some college39.0%64.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree22.2%47.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors15.3%40.0%29.3%
Completed masters4.7%17.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.1%5.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%2.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in New Bedford (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bliss Corner, MA5,90880%63%
Marion Center, MA1,17680%62%
Mattapoisett Center, MA3,19972%46%
Somerset, MA18,26268%39%
Smith Mills, MA4,74167%35%
New Bedford, MA94,87346%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mission Viejo, CA95,24653%8%
Brockton, MA94,26740%18%
Renton, WA95,47945%9%
South Gate, CA95,51528%43%
Greeley, CO95,67722%55%
New Bedford, MA94,87346%6%
Source: The New Bedford, MA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.