School Details

New Bedford High School

230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4511
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2457 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

76%
71%
91%
49%
45%
80%
38%
35%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Bedford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
35%
73%
5%
10%
49%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Bedford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Bedford High School is a public high school in New Bedford. The principal of New Bedford High School is Donald Vasconcelles. 2,457 students go to New Bedford High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 57% of the 2,457 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New Bedford High School is 15:1. Trinity Day Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 50%
Hispanic 26% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 12%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    grant it new bedford high offers a lot of academics and extra curriculum classes most of the teachers are good but you have your bad half to. just like the students here you have your good half and your bad half. i would not say this school is outstanding or wonderful personally i think its the worst high school in the area. there is no safety in this school what so ever

  • (5 years ago)

    New Bedford is a very diverse community rich in history....our school population is often maligned especially in the press both students and teachers. We are constantly being asked to do more and more with less and less. We desparately need books computers and above all some recognition for the good things we do every day!

  • (5 years ago)

    There are so many great programs outside of the top of the line academics that NBHS offers for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    New Bedford High has a great school with good teachers and a wonderful faculty who care about their students. The kids are great too.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have some of the best teachers in the world here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school! There is such a mixture of people so you dont have to fit a certain style to fit in because there is a group for everyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    New Bedford High is a typical inner city school. To many student per teacher. The teachers are over worked and under paid.

  • (9 years ago)

    New Bedford High is an Wonderful school with lots and lots of courses to choose from.Numerous sports programs. Kind and caring dedicated teachers.A shining star in our community!

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Overall score

(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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