New Bedford High School

230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740 | (508) 997-4511
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,855
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • New Bedford School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $14,375
  • Graduation Rate: 52.5%
  • Dropout Rate: 8.2%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.4
  • Enrolled Students: 12,636

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,855
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 205.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,457 (51.0%)
  • Females: 1,398 (49.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 220 (7.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,063 (37.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,283 (44.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
New Bedford High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian521.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For New Bedford High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade89631.4%
10th Grade64422.6%
11th Grade77527.1%
12th Grade54018.9%
Source: MA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for New Bedford High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The CNA program is no reason to send your child to New Bedford High - CNAs only make $10-$12/an hour.... this program can be taken just about any where. My child has gone to NB High for 4 years and NOT ONE incident. Yes, there are trouble kids there, like anywhere and EVERYWHERE, but if your child is enrolled in Honors or AP classes - you have now distanced your child from most of the kids who do not want to be there so they cause trouble. I agree, I have heard teachers complaining about their jobs, but people complain to be heard. Maybe they are complaining to deaf ears within the system. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SITUATION INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING YOURSELF. Enroll your child in sports. They are great outlets for children and they meet some great kids.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 26, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is unsafe, and full of bullies. Teachers complain to much instead of doing there job. children are scared to go to school because of the students you let in. There is to many gangs. My daughter freezes going to that school. Parents struggle we cannot afford to buy new sweaters every year, hand me downs and old sweaters and hoodies is what the children have. Get over your controlling self and let them wear a hoodie, other schools let them. Trust me if I could send my child to another school I would. I only gave you a one because you wouldn't let me give you less. On the plus side New Bedford high has some great programs( The CNA program for an example.) It is just not safe.

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