Bedford High School (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates: 39°1′10″N 125°44′17″E / 39.01944°N 125.73806°E / 39.01944; 125.73806

Bedford High School
Bedford High School, Bedford MA.jpg
BHS main entrance
Location
9 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA
Information
Type Public high school
Motto We ARE BHS
School district Bedford Public Schools (Massachusetts)
Superintendent Jon Sills
Principal Heather P. Galante
Grades 9 through 12
Enrollment 785
Color(s) Blue and White          
Athletics Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Cheerleading, Riflery, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey
Mascot Buccaneers
Rival Concord Carlisle High School
Average SAT scores 566 verbal
572 math
550 writing
1688 total (2015-2016)[1]
Newspaper The Lookout
Website

Bedford High School is a public high school in the town of Bedford, Massachusetts. Students come primarily from Bedford. Other students that attend Bedford High School come from the neighboring Hanscom Air Force Base or from Boston through the use of the METCO system. Some Bedford students attend Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.

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Boston Magazine’s 2008 “Best High Schools” issue rated Bedford High #4 in the Commonwealth for overall “Cost Effectiveness” and #14 out of 141 public high schools for academic performance.[2] In 2009, the magazine ranked Bedford High the 10th best overall public high school in Massachusetts.[3] In 2010, the magazine ranked BHS the 6th best overall public high school in Massachusetts.[4]

A comprehensive, four-year school, Bedford High is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (N.E.A.S.C.). Enrollment is growing and is currently at 785, with a senior class of 173.

The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and 76% of the faculty holds an advanced degree. The Class of 2009 MCAS passing rate on the first attempt was 100% for English and 100% for Math.[5]

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