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82%
  • Gr New Bedford Vocational Technical
  • 1121 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,141
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
67%
  • William H Taylor
  • 620 Brock Avenue, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 218
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
64%
  • Global Learning Charter Public School
  • 190 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford
  • Global Learning Charter Public (District)
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 508
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
63%
  • Casimir Pulaski
  • 1097 Braley Rd, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 660
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
60%
  • Renaissance Community School For The Arts
  • 286 South Second Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 3 · Students: 211
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
57%
  • Betsey B Winslow
  • 561 Allen Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 321
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
56%
  • New Bedford High
  • 230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,154
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
55%
  • Jireh Swift
  • 2203 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 252
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
52%
  • Sgt Wm H Carney Academy
  • 247 Elm Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 769
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
52%
  • Elizabeth Carter Brooks
  • 212 Nemasket Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 293
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
52%
  • Alma Del Mar Charter School
  • 26 Madeira Ave, New Bedford
  • Alma del Mar Charter School (District)
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 240
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
50%
  • Trinity Day Academy
  • 181 Hillman Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 43
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
50%
  • Charles S Ashley
  • 122 Rochambeau Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 352
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
50%
  • Normandin Middle School
  • 81 Felton St, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,046
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
45%
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 445 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 765
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
44%
  • Keith Middle School
  • 225 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 871
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
42%
  • James B Congdon
  • 50 Hemlock Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 354
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
42%
  • Elwyn G Campbell
  • 145 Essex Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 231
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
40%
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • 119 Frederick Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 743
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
40%
  • John Hannigan
  • 71 Portland Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 1 - 5 · Students: 225
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
40%
  • Thomas R Rodman
  • 497 Mill Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 149
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
35%
  • Whaling City Junior/senior High School
  • 455 County Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 91
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1
33%
  • Alfred J Gomes
  • 286 S Second Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 665
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
32%
  • John B Devalles
  • 120 Katherine Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 378
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
30%
  • Hayden/mcfadden
  • 361 Cedar Grove, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 653
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
27%
  • Carlos Pacheco
  • 261 Mt Pleasant Stre, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 401
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
22%
  • Ellen R Hathaway
  • 256 Court Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
22%
  • John Avery Parker
  • 705 County Street, New Bedford
  • New Bedford
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
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  • City On A Hill Charter Public School New Bedford
  • 384 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford
  • City on a Hill Charter Public School New Bedford (District)
  • Grades: 9 - 9 · Students: 88
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
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New Bedford school information

IndexNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores46%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools301,16779,221
Total private schools1350824,874
Total post-secondary schools21937,963
The New Bedford, MA educational system consists of 30 public schools, 13 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. New Bedford public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 28% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New Bedford public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 70.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 67.5% have completed high school, 15.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in New Bedford

IndexNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade70.4%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school67.5%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college40.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.3%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.8%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%2.6%1.3%

New Bedford, MA School Districts

New Bedford School District

There are a total of 30 public schools, 13 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in New Bedford. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for New Bedford, MA schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In New Bedford, MA, an average of 70.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 67.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of New Bedford schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of New Bedford, MA schools.

Source: The New Bedford, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.
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