Bedford High School (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates: 42°29′30″N 71°17′06″W / 42.491569°N 71.284916°W / 42.491569; -71.284916

Bedford High School
Bedford High School, Bedford MA.jpg
BHS main entrance
9 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA

United States
TypePublic high school
Motto“Active learners, resourceful thinkers, effective communicators.”
School districtBedford Public Schools (Massachusetts)
SuperintendentPhilip Conrad[1]
NCES School ID250240000128
PrincipalHeather P. Galante
Color(s)Blue and White    
AthleticsSoccer, Football, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Cheerleading, Riflery, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey
RivalConcord Carlisle High School
NewspaperThe Lookout
DESE School ID00230505

Bedford High School is a public high school in the town of Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. It is operated under the authority of the Bedford Public Schools district.[3] 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.

Academic information[edit]

Out of 141 public high schools in Massachusetts, a 2008 Boston Magazine issue rated Bedford High as fourth place for overall "Cost Effectiveness" and fourteenth for academic performance statewide.[4] In 2009, the magazine ranked Bedford High the 10th best overall public high school in Massachusetts.[5] In 2010, the magazine ranked BHS the 6th best overall public high school in Massachusetts.[6]

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.[7]

School Demographics[edit]

According to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education annual statistics, for the 2020-2021[8] academic year, the demographic enrollment distributions for race, gender and grade level at Bedford High School (Massachusetts) are as follows:

Total number of enrolled students: 829
Total number of full-time equivalent educators: 80.0
Therefore, the student to teacher ratio for this school is 10.4:1

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
Race Pupils Enrolled* Percentage
African American 59 7.1
Asian 123 14.8
Hispanic 96 11.6
Native American 0 0.0
White 506 61.0
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander 1 0.1
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic 44 5.3
Enrollment by Gender
Gender Pupils Enrolled Percentage
Male 419 50.54
Female 409 49.34
Non-Binary 0 0
Enrollment by Grade
Grade Pupils Enrolled Percentage
9 207 24.97
10 209 25.21
11 230 27.74
12 183 22.07
SP** 0 0

* Approximate number calculated based on percentage of enrolled pupils.
** SP = Special Education Beyond Grade 12[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^ "High School | Bedford Public Schools". Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2008-08-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2010-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Bedford High School College Profile Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Enrollment Data (2020-21) - Bedford High (00230505)". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  9. ^ "Profiles Help-About the Data". Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  10. ^ "Puddle of Mudd". Gale. 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  11. ^ Signum '89 Bedford High School, vol 6, Jostens Printing and Publishing Division (published May 1989), 1989, p. 22
  12. ^ "Bedford will welcome its third class to Hall". Lowell Sun. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  13. ^ Citizen, The Bedford (19 April 2019). "MCC World of Music Concert on April 26 ~ John Ferrillo, Elizabeth Ostling, William Rounds, and Carmen Rodrigquez-Peralta". The Bedford Citizen. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Steven Shea". 2015-03-09. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  15. ^ "Steve Shea Trades and Transactions by Baseball Almanac". Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  16. ^ "Taecyeon Profile and Facts (Updated!)". Kpop Profiles. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2020-09-22.

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