New Bedford school information

IndexNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores42%63%68%
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 39% 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.

Best Schools in New Bedford

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  • Abraham Lincoln445 Ashley BlvdGrades: KG - 05Students: 695 · Ratio: 20:139
  • Alfred J Gomes286 S Second StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 779 · Ratio: 17:129
  • Alma Del Mar Charter School26 Madeira AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Betsey B Winslow561 Allen StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 29 · Ratio: 17:151
  • Carlos Pacheco261 Mt Pleasant StreGrades: PK - 05Students: 322 · Ratio: 17:154
  • Casimir Pulaski1097 Braley RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 562 · Ratio: 15:143
  • Charles S Ashley122 Rochambeau StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 331 · Ratio: 19:148
  • Elizabeth Carter Brooks212 Nemasket StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 257 · Ratio: 19:135
  • Ellen R Hathaway256 Court StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 182 · Ratio: 14:141
  • Elwyn G Campbell145 Essex StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 246 · Ratio: 15:152
  • Global Learning Charter Public School190 Ashley BoulevardGrades: 05 - 12Students: 483 · Ratio: 15:153
  • Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical1121 Ashley BlvdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,132 · Ratio: 11:172
  • Hayden/Mcfadden361 Cedar GroveGrades: PK - 05Students: 713 · Ratio: 16:122
  • Horatio A Kempton135 Shawmut AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 123 · Ratio: 15:126
  • James B Congdon50 Hemlock StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 269 · Ratio: 15:145
  • Jireh Swift2203 Acushnet AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 218 · Ratio: 15:143
  • John Avery Parker705 County StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 256 · Ratio: 15:130
  • John B Devalles120 Katherine StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 355 · Ratio: 16:130
  • John Hannigan71 Portland StreetGrades: 01 - 05Students: 229 · Ratio: 18:130
  • Keith Middle School225 Hathaway BlvdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,028 · Ratio: 13:136
  • New Bedford High230 Hathaway BlvdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,711 · Ratio: 14:145
  • Normandin Middle School81 Felton StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 982 · Ratio: 12:143
  • Roosevelt Middle School119 Frederick StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 79 · Ratio: 12:133
  • Sgt Wm H Carney Academy247 Elm StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 582 · Ratio: 17:153
  • Thomas R Rodman497 Mill StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 144 · Ratio: 15:146
  • Trinity Day Academy181 Hillman StreetGrades: 07 - 12Students: 4 · Ratio: 6:1n/a
  • Whaling City Junior/Senior High School455 County StreetGrades: 07 - 12Students: 48 · Ratio: 7:1n/a
  • William H Taylor620 Brock AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 274 · Ratio: 16:147

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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.
Tiverton, RI7,30074%8%
Somerset, MA18,26263%7%
Fall River, MA88,75642%38%
New Bedford, MA94,87342%39%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mission Viejo, CA95,24667%2%
Brockton, MA94,26736%47%
Renton, WA95,47969%2%
South Gate, CA95,51545%34%
Greeley, CO95,67744%35%
New Bedford, MA94,87342%39%
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.