Average Teacher Salary in New Bedford

The average teacher salary in New Bedford is $52,131.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $24,064 $18,117 $19,777 $22,293 $25,545 $30,973
Kindergarten $49,182 $21,467 $35,878 $51,937 $63,677 $72,922
Elementary $60,371 $39,024 $50,020 $63,056 $72,108 $83,007
Middle school $63,889 $42,977 $52,603 $64,997 $75,389 $86,014
High school $63,152 $43,206 $52,460 $64,348 $74,170 $84,379

How to Become a Teacher in New Bedford

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,614
  • Full time teachers: 865
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 261
  • Instructional Coordinators: 7
  • Elementary Teachers: 571
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 54
  • Pre-K Teachers: 28
  • High School Teachers: 213
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 12,864

Financial Statistics for New Bedford

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $34,717,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $165,803,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $19,651,000
  • Total revenue: $220,171,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $107,333,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $96,977,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $44,581,000
  • Expenditures per student: $369,000
  • Total expenditures: $190,041,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within New Bedford

Elementary Schools within the New Bedford

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Abraham Lincoln
300 Chelmsford St
Lowell, MA 1851
978-937-2846
  • Total: 470
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 88
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 85
  • 3rd grade: 99
  • 4th grade: 83
11 to 1 42 Prekindergarten 4th Grade
Alfred J Gomes
286 South Second St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 782
  • Pre-k: 247
  • Kindergarten: 149
  • 1st grade: 75
  • 2nd grade: 88
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 62
18 to 1 44 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Betsey B Winslow
561 Allen St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 254
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 54
  • 2nd grade: 36
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 37
18 to 1 14 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Carlos Pacheco
261 Mt Placeeasant Stre
New Bedford, MA 2746
508-997-4511
  • Total: 307
  • Pre-k: 34
  • Kindergarten: 52
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 31
17 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Casimir Pulaski
1097 Braley Rd
New Bedford, MA 2745
508-997-4511
  • Total: 609
  • Pre-k: 77
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 95
16 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Charles School Ashley
122 Rochambeau
New Bedford, MA 2745
508-997-4511
  • Total: 304
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 46
  • 4th grade: 60
  • 5th grade: 53
19 to 1 16 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
212 Nemasket St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 247
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 31
16 to 1 15 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Ellen R Hathaway
256 Couroute St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 248
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 34
  • 4th grade: 49
  • 5th grade: 38
15 to 1 16 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Elwyn G Campbell
145 Essex St
New Bedford, MA 2745
508-997-4511
  • Total: 233
  • Pre-k: 41
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 27
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 20
15 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
George High Dunbar
338 Dartmouth St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 136
  • Kindergarten: 27
  • 1st grade: 31
  • 2nd grade: 22
  • 3rd grade: 23
  • 4th grade: 16
  • 5th grade: 17
17 to 1 8 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Hayden/mcfadden
361 Cedar Grove
New Bedford, MA 2746
508-997-4511
  • Total: 637
  • Pre-k: 86
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 96
17 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Horatio A Kempton
135 Shawmut Ave
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 126
  • Kindergarten: 18
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 23
  • 3rd grade: 18
  • 4th grade: 23
  • 5th grade: 20
18 to 1 7 Kindergarten 5th Grade
James B Congdon
50 Hemlock St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 295
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 43
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 42
17 to 1 17 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Jireh Swift
2203 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 2745
508-997-4511
  • Total: 224
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 30
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 35
15 to 1 15 Kindergarten 5th Grade
John Avery Parker
705 County St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 307
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 51
15 to 1 20 Kindergarten 5th Grade
John B Devalles
120 Katherine St
New Bedford, MA 2744
508-997-4511
  • Total: 339
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 64
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 46
15 to 1 22 Kindergarten 5th Grade
John Hannigan
71 Portland St
New Bedford, MA 2744
508-997-4511
  • Total: 187
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 33
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 33
  • 5th grade: 40
17 to 1 11 1st Grade 5th Grade
Phillips Avenue
249 Phillips Ave
New Bedford, MA 2746
508-997-4511
  • Total: 112
  • Kindergarten: 24
  • 1st grade: 25
  • 2nd grade: 16
  • 3rd grade: 11
  • 4th grade: 14
  • 5th grade: 22
16 to 1 7 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Sarah D Ottiwell
26 Madeira Ave
New Bedford, MA 2746
508-997-4511
  • Total: 302
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 37
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 52
17 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sgt Wm High Carney Academy
247 Elm St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 533
  • Pre-k: 52
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 69
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 77
18 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Thomas R Rodman
497 Mill St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 132
  • Kindergarten: 28
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 22
  • 3rd grade: 19
  • 4th grade: 19
  • 5th grade: 20
17 to 1 8 Kindergarten 5th Grade
William High Taylor
620 Brock Ave
New Bedford, MA 2744
508-997-4511
  • Total: 255
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 45
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 49
17 to 1 15 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the New Bedford

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Keith Middle School
225 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 1,083
  • 6th grade: 342
  • 7th grade: 351
  • 8th grade: 390
13 to 1 83 6th Grade 8th Grade
Normandin Middle School
81 Felton St
New Bedford, MA 2745
508-985-4300
  • Total: 937
  • 6th grade: 283
  • 7th grade: 306
  • 8th grade: 348
11 to 1 87 6th Grade 8th Grade
Roosevelt Middle School
119 Frederick St
New Bedford, MA 2744
508-997-4511
  • Total: 765
  • 6th grade: 248
  • 7th grade: 261
  • 8th grade: 256
11 to 1 72 6th Grade 8th Grade
West Side Junior / Senior High School
181 Hillman St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 77
  • 7th grade: 7
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 22
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade: 6
6 to 1 13 6th Grade 12th Grade

High Schools within the New Bedford

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
New Bedford High
230 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 2,963
  • 9th grade: 966
  • 10th grade: 616
  • 11th grade: 855
  • 12th grade: 526
15 to 1 200 9th Grade 12th Grade
West Side Junior / Senior High School
181 Hillman St
New Bedford, MA 2740
508-997-4511
  • Total: 77
  • 7th grade: 7
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 22
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade: 6
6 to 1 13 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $15,602
  • Median family income: $35,708
  • Median male income: $25,800
  • Median female income: $16,297
  • Median income of a renter: $18,843
  • Median income of a home owner: $43,137
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    8,780 4,760 5,080 4,300 1,345