New Bedford High School (NBHS) is a public high school located at 230 Hathaway Boulevard in the West End of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The school has approximately 2,000 students, and is one of the largest schools in the state. New Bedford is also one of the largest high schools in the country, being ranked in the Top 200 high schools in the country based on enrollment. It is a part of the New Bedford Public Schools school district. New Bedford High School is currently a level 4 school in the middle of a $2.4 million turnaround plan.
|New Bedford High School|
230 Hathaway Blvd.
|School district||New Bedford Public Schools|
|Number of students||2,014 (2016-17)|
|Color(s)||Red & White|
|Athletics||MIAA - Division 1|
|Athletics conference||Big Three Conference|
|Rivals||Durfee, Brockton, Taunton, Dartmouth|
The school's athletic teams are named the Whalers, in honor of the city's whaling history. The New Bedford High School teams wear red and white, and compete in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Division I. Their fight song, "On, New Bedford" is sung to the tune of "On, Wisconsin!"
The boys' basketball program at New Bedford High School has long been one of the most successful in the state. Ed Rodrigues coached the varsity team for 27 years (1980–2007). During his tenure as head coach, the Whalers were one of the state's top-performing teams year after year and made numerous appearances in the state tournament, winning back-to-back Division 1 State titles in 1993 and 1994. His teams also won two additional Eastern Massachusetts Finals and two additional South Sectional titles. There were only two losing seasons in his career. On February 21, 2007, Rodrigues coached his final game at New Bedford High School. The Whalers lost to the visiting St. Raphael Academy Saints of Pawtucket, Rhode Island 69-66. Rodrigues ended his tenure at the school with a career record of 435-157. He continues to be a teacher at the school, is still heavily involved with the basketball program and the entire athletic department, and is currently an assistant men's basketball coach at UMass Dartmouth. In 2009, New Bedford High School's basketball court was officially dedicated in Rodrigues' name.
Long-time boys' assistant/junior varsity coach Tom Tarpey took over as head coach at the start of the 2007-08 season. In his first season, the Whalers went 11-9 in the regular season and made the state tournament. They lost in the first round of the Division I South Sectional on the road to the Framingham Flyers 69-62. The following season (2008–09), the boys finished with a record of 8-12 and did not qualify for the tournament. They also did not qualify in 2009-10 with a 7-13 record. With the experience of the underclassmen, plus the brief addition of a highly touted prospect transferred from Division III State champions the Wareham Vikings, a huge turnaround occurred in the 2010-11 season. The Whalers returned to prominence and finished the regular season with a record of 16-3, earning the 3rd seed in the Division I South Sectional tournament. They lost in the sectional semifinals to the Newton North Tigers 67-44.
In the 2007-08 school year, the girls' basketball team captured the Division I South Sectional title by defeating the Sandwich High Blue Knights 65-62 at UMass Boston, giving them the opportunity to compete in the Eastern Massachusetts Finals at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston; they lost to the Division I North champion Andover High Golden Warriors 66-34. Head coach Mickey Gonsalves was named Division 1 Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year by the Boston Globe. In the 2010-11 season, the Lady Whalers completed an undefeated regular season at 20-0 when they defeated the visiting Barnstable Red Raiders 63-44. They earned the top seed in the Division I South Sectional tournament and won their second South Sectional title by defeating the Mansfield Hornets 47-46 at the now TD Garden. The Lady Whalers lost in the Eastern Mass Finals to North Sectional champion Andover 54-46, also at the Garden.
In the 2009-10 school year, the girls' volleyball team completed an undefeated season (23-0), culminating in the state championship for Division I. Junior outside hitter Maura Manley led the state with 408 kills on the season and received numerous honors, including a nomination for the Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts and a MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week nod. At the end of the season, the team was the number 1 team in the state and 48th in the nation according to MaxPreps.com and was ranked 50th on the site's "final Xcellent 50 High School Girls' Volleyball National Rankings". 26-year head coach Neil Macedo was inducted into the 2009 Massachusetts Girls' Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Only one senior, Kiana Raposo, was featured on this squad. The following year's team was heavily favored to repeat as state champions but were defeated in the Division I South Sectional final by rejuvenated 13-time Division 1 state champion powerhouse and archrival Barnstable High School. Dartmouth College-bound Maura Manley was named Gatorade Massachusetts Volleyball Player of the Year for the 2010-11 school year.
The school's baseball team won 3 State Championships in the 1990s. In 1858 New Bedford High School fielded a team making them the first high school or secondary school in the country to do so. NBHS won in 1993, 1994, and 1998.
The school has an award-winning marching band, winning several regional and state championships. On January 20, 1997, the marching band had the honor of performing in the inaugural parade during the second inauguration of Bill Clinton in Washington. The school fight song, On, New Bedford!, is sung to the tune of On, Wisconsin!, which is primarily performed during football games and the annual pep rally. New Bedford High School also has a very prominent show choir, who like the band, competes in regional and New England competitions.
In 2010-11 school year, the football team upset football powerhouse Brockton High School 23-21, followed by a 21-7 Thanksgiving Day victory over Fall River's B.M.C. Durfee High School, to earn its first Big Three Conference title since 1999 and earn a spot in the Division I Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl for the first time since 2001. They lost in the semifinals to Catholic Conference champion St. John's Prep by a score of 35-7. Head coach Dennis Golden was named New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week following the victory over Brockton. In the following season, the Whalers finished the regular season at 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the Big Three. Although they were defeated by Brockton 38-9 for the conference title, a conference by-law states that the playoff representative must have a record of .500 or better. On Thanksgiving, New Bedford defeated Durfee 18-16 while Brockton lost to Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School 14-8 to finish the season at 5-6, giving the Whalers the right to represent the Big Three in the Division I Super Bowl for a second consecutive year. They will face the Bay State Conference's Carey Division champion Needham High School in the semifinals on Tuesday, November 29. Traditionally, New Bedford High School has had an intense rivalry with Durfee, with their Thanksgiving Day match-up, as the highlight of the season.
In 2013, New Bedford Whalers head coach Dennis Golden stepped down from the position. He compiled a record of 43-59-1, including 3 Big Three Conference titles and 6 straight wins against rival Durfee during his 10 years as head coach. Golden's offensive coordinator Mark DeBrito will take over as head coach for the 2014 Whalers football season.
In 2010, the Whalers' boys' soccer team played against powerhouse the Ludlow Lions in the Division I State final, their first since 1978. They lost to Ludlow by a score of 4-1. Head coach John Macaroco was named a Coach of the Year by the Boston Globe.
The wrestling team has been one of the most dominate teams in the state. In 2016 the team won the Big 3 Championship, as well as the D1S sectional, and placed 4th in the Division 1 state tournament.
New Bedford High School is also home of the Whaler JROTC. New Bedford's JROTC program is notable for being the longest in continuous operation since inception. The Army JROTC at New Bedford has received many awards.
New Bedford High School also has a mixed show choir "Pure Energy." They have won many awards, the most recent being the 2009 Grand Champions at the New England Show Choir Classic. The group varies between 40 and 50 members. The school is also the home of another show choir "Charisma". This group is made up of only females and consists of about 30 members. They have recently won Copper Trophy award at the New England Show Choir Classic and in the past have won Grand Champion in their division. A majority of the choir members also participate in the school's award-winning drama club.
The 1991 season featured an exciting National League Western Division race between the Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. The Braves edged out the Dodgers to win the division by one game. Center fielder Brett Butler set a National League record with 161 errorless games while Darryl Strawberry hit 28 home runs, the most by a left-handed hitter in Los Angeles history at that point. On the debit side, the Dodgers became the first franchise to be on the receiving end of three perfect games when Dennis Martínez prevented any of their batters from reaching base on July 28.Acushnet, Massachusetts
Acushnet ( (listen))is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,303 at the 2010 census.André Bernier (meteorologist)
André M. Bernier (born May 22, 1959 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is an American meteorologist, serving as the Cleveland-based WJW-TV's weekday evening meteorologist. He won two Emmy awards for his weathercasts and has been at the station since February 1988, when Cleveland's very first, full-length local morning newscast began. After nearly twenty years on weekday mornings, Bernier moved to the weekday prime-time on May 28, 2007.B.M.C. Durfee High School
B.M.C. Durfee High School is a public high school located in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts. It is a part of Fall River Public Schools and is the city's main public high school, the other being Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Durfee is one of the biggest high schools in Massachusetts, and is also the 4th biggest high school in Southeastern Massachusetts behind Brockton, Taunton and New Bedford. These three high schools make up the Big Three League, the conference in which all their athletic teams compete.Bedford High School
Bedford High School may refer to:
Bedford High School, Bedfordshire, in the town of Bedford
Bedford High School, Leigh, Greater Manchester, EnglandUnited States
Bedford High School (Iowa)
Bedford High School (Massachusetts)
Bedford High School (New Hampshire)
Bedford High School (Ohio)
Bedford High School (Pennsylvania)
Bedford Senior High School, in Temperance, MichiganDean Snell
Dean Snell is a plastics engineer and designer of many name brand golf balls, including Titleist Pro V1 and TaylorMade TP. He is the founder of Snell Golf, a company where he designs and sells namesake golf ball. He also had a brief career as a professional in the American Hockey League.Elizabeth Carter Brooks
Elizabeth Carter Brooks (1867-1951) was an African American educator, social activist and architect. She was passionate about helping other African Americans achieve personal success and was one of the first to recognize the importance of preserving historical buildings in the United States. Brooks was "one of the few Black women of the era who could be considered both architect and patron."Fall River Public Schools
Fall River Public Schools (FRPS) is a school district headquartered in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Thanks to a long-term effort on the part of the city, the school system has been involved in a consolidation effort, bringing the total number of elementary schools down from twenty-eight as recently as the 1990s to nine today: Spencer Borden Elementary in the southern Highlands, John J. Doran Elementary in the downtown area, Mary L. Fonseca Elementary in the Flint, William S. Greene Elementary near the city's center, Alfred S. Letourneau in the Maplewood neighborhood, Frank M. Silvia Elementary in the far North End, James Tansey Elementary in the middle Highlands, Carlton M. Viveiros Elementary in the South End, and Samuel Watson Elementary in the lower Flint. Of the old twenty-eight, only Watson, Tansey and Doran remain in their original buildings; Silvia was relocated from its old location downtown to a new building in the northern part of the city, and the other five were rebuilt on the sites of their original schools. Also, most of the closed school names (except for Wiley and Dubuque) live on in the schools they were consolidated into. There are three middle schools: Matthew J. Kuss Middle School (which was relocated to the west side of the city), James Morton Middle School (serving the North End), and Edmond P. Talbot Middle School (serving the east side of the city). The site of the former Henry Lord Middle School now serves as an elementary and middle school named Henry Lord Community School.The city has one public high school, B.M.C. Durfee High School. The school was founded in 1886, replacing an older high school. The original grand school building was a gift of Mrs. Mary B. Young, in the name of Bradford Matthew Chaloner Durfee, her late son, whose name also graces a dormitory at Yale University. The current school building was opened in 1978, and it was recently announced that a replica of the Durfee Chimes, the original school's red-capped bell tower, will be recreated on the grounds.
Durfee's teams wear black and red (in honor of the old school's black roof and red observatory dome and tower spire), and are called the Hilltoppers, sometimes shortened to Toppers. The nickname dates back to the old school's perch on top of the hill north of the Quequechan River. The school is a member of the Big Three Conference, where it competes with Brockton High School and its longtime natural rival, New Bedford High School.Glenn Pires
Glenn M. Pires (born 1958) is an American football coach.List of the oldest public high schools in the United States
The following are the oldest public high schools in the United States that are still in operation. While some of these schools have operated as private schools in the past, all are currently public schools. The list does not include schools that have closed or consolidated with another school to form a new institution. The list is ordered by date of creation, and currently includes schools formed before 1870.
Boston Latin School (1635), Boston, Massachusetts
Hartford Public High School (1638), Hartford, Connecticut
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (1648), Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hopkins Academy (1664), Hadley, Massachusetts
Academy of Richmond County (1783), Augusta, Georgia
Glynn Academy (1788), Brunswick, Georgia
Canandaigua Academy (1791), Canandaigua, New York
Westford Academy (1792), Westford, Massachusetts
Oxford Academy and Central Schools (1794), Oxford, New York
New London Academy (1795), Lynchburg, Virginia
Newburgh Free Academy (1796), Newburgh, New York
Woodstock Academy (1801), Woodstock, Connecticut ["a quasi-private, independent school"]
Bacon Academy (1803), Colchester, Connecticut
Hampden Academy (1803), Hampden, Maine
Pinkerton Academy (1814), Derry, New Hampshire [Not strictly public, yet not private]
Columbia High School (1814), Maplewood, New Jersey
Cony High School (1815), Augusta, Maine
Delaware Academy (1819), Delhi, New York
English High School of Boston (1821), Boston, Massachusetts
Portland High School (1821), Portland, Maine
Kentucky School for the Deaf (1823), Danville, Kentucky
Prattsburgh Central School (1823), Prattsburgh, New York
New Bedford High School (1827), New Bedford, Massachusetts
Norcross High School (1827), Norcross, Georgia
Keene High School (1828), Keene, New Hampshire
Elyria High School (1830), Elyria, Ohio
Lahainaluna High School (1831), Maui, Hawaii
Leon High School (1831), Tallahassee, Florida
Lowell High School (1831), Lowell, Massachusetts
Newburyport High School (1831), Newburyport, Massachusetts
Woodward High School (1831), Cincinnati, Ohio
Cambridge High School (1834), Cambridge, Illinois
Medford High School (1835), Medford, Massachusetts
Bellevue High School (1836), Bellevue, Michigan
Central High School (1836), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Auburn High School (1837), Auburn, Alabama
Windsor High School (1837), Windsor, New York
Barringer High School (1838), Newark, New Jersey
Cohasset High School (1838), Cohasset, Massachusetts
Nantucket High School (1838), Nantucket, Massachusetts
Taunton High School (1838), Taunton, Massachusetts
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (1838), Staunton, Virginia
Baltimore City College (1839), Baltimore, Maryland
Gloucester High School (Massachusetts) (1839), Gloucester, Massachusetts
Middletown High School (Connecticut) (1840), Middletown, Connecticut
Brighton High School (1841), Boston, Massachusetts
Haverhill High School (1841), Haverhill, Massachusetts
Warren Easton Charter High School -formerly known as Boys High School (1843), New Orleans, Louisiana
Brookline High School (1843), Brookline, Massachusetts
Classical High School (1843), Providence, Rhode Island
Drury High School (1843), North Adams, Massachusetts
Tennessee School for the Deaf (1844), Knoxville, Tennessee
Western High School (Baltimore, Maryland) (1844), Baltimore, Maryland
Charlestown High School (1845), Boston, Massachusetts
Lyons High School (1845), Lyons, New York
Mary D. Bradford High School (1845), Kenosha, Wisconsin
New Braunfels High School (1845), New Braunfels, Texas
Windsor High School (Vermont) (1845), Windsor, Vermont
Chelsea High School (Massachusetts) (1846) Chelsea, Massachusetts
Concord High School (New Hampshire) (1846) Concord, New Hampshire
Georgia School for the Deaf (1846) Cave Spring, Georgia
Manchester Central High School (1846) Manchester, New Hampshire
Pine Tree High School (1847) Longview, Texas
Biddeford High School (1848) Biddeford, Maine
Lockport High School (1848) Lockport, New York
Philadelphia High School for Girls (1848) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.M.C. Durfee High School (1849) Fall River, Massachusetts
Charlotte High School (Charlotte, Michigan) (1849) Charlotte, Michigan
Fitchburg High School (1849) Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Lawrence High School (Massachusetts) (1849) Lawrence, Massachusetts
Rockport High School (1849) Rockport, Massachusetts
Waltham High School (1849) Waltham, Massachusetts
Ypsilanti High School (1849) Ypsilanti, Michigan
New Albany High School (1853) New Albany, Indiana
Arundel High School (1854) Gambrills, Maryland
Norwich Free Academy (1854), Norwich, Connecticut [a "quasi-private school," "privately governed, independent secondary school"]
Andover High School (Massachusetts) (1856) Andover, Massachusetts
Louisville Male High School (1856) Louisville, Kentucky
Lowell High School (San Francisco) (1856) San Francisco, California
Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Michigan) (1856) Ann Arbor, Michigan
Peoria High School (Illinois) (1856) Peoria, Illinois
Texas School for the Deaf (1856) Austin, Texas
University High School (1857) Normal, Illinois
Braintree High School (1858) Braintree, Massachusetts
Ravenna High School (1858), Ravenna, Ohio
Hillhouse High School (1859), New Haven, Connecticut
San Jose High School (1863) San Jose, California
Shortridge High School (1864) Indianapolis, Indiana
Saint Paul Central High School (1866) Saint Paul, Minnesota
Hastings Senior High School (1866) Hastings, Minnesota
Parkersburg High School (1867) Parkersburg, West Virginia
Round Rock High School (1867) Round Rock, Texas
Holly High School (1868) Holly, Michigan
Theodore Roosevelt High School (1868), Kent, Ohio
Morristown High School (1869) Morristown, New Jersey
Lincoln High School (1869) Portland, Oregon
Hunter College High School (1869) New York, New YorkManny Matos (footballer)
Manuel "Manny" Matos is a retired Portuguese-American football (soccer) midfielder who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and American Soccer League.
A native of Portugal, Matos grew up in New Bedford, MA. In 1971, he graduated from New Bedford High School. He is a member of the New Haven Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended West Virginia University where he was a 1973 and 1974 Honorable Mention (third team) All American soccer player. In 1975, he turned professional with the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League. In 1977, Matos returned to New Bedford where he became the High School boys soccer coach. He would coach the team for twenty-four years and was inducted into the Massachusetts High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001. On May 5, 1978, the New England Tea Men of the North American Soccer League signed Matos. The Tea Men released Matos on December 23, 1978. He also played for the Rhode Island Oceaneers of the American Soccer League and for Portuguese Sports of the Luso American Soccer Association (LASA).Marques Houtman
Marques Houtman (born 18 August 1979 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is a Cape Verdean American basketball point guard. He is an alumnus and two-time Hall of Fame inductee at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he played college basketball for 2.5 years following 3 semesters at Stonehill College finishing in the sweet 16. Houtman played on the 25-3, #2 in the nation Team at UMD that made it to the Sweet 16 which made him a rare player to play in both Division 2 & 3 NCAA Sweet 16. Houtman is a regular on the Cape Verde national basketball team, including the squad which won a bronze medal at the FIBA Africa Championship 2007 in Angola. Professionally, Houtman played with the Boston Frenzy, coached by Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, father of Kobe Bryant after graduation. He is also a graduate ('97) of New Bedford High School.NBHS
NBHS may refer to schools named:
New Brunswick Historical Society, Saint John, New BrunswickIn Scotland:
North Berwick High School, East LothianIn England:
North Bromsgrove High School, WorcestershireIn Australia:
Newcastle Boys' High School, New South Wales
Normanhurst Boys' High School, New South WalesIn New Zealand:
Napier Boys' High School, Hawke's BayIn the United States:
Needham B. Broughton High School, North Carolina
New Bedford High School, Massachusetts
New Beginnings High School, Indiana
New Britain High School, Connecticut
New Brunswick High School, New Jersey
North Bend High School (Oregon), Oregon
North Bergen High School, New Jersey
North Brookfield High School, Massachusetts
North Buncombe High School, North Carolina
North Babylon High School, New YorkNew Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, and is known for its fishing fleet and accompanying seafood producing industries, as well as having a high concentration of Luso Americans (Portuguese or from a former Portuguese colony).New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford Public Schools (NBPS) is a school district serving New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Its headquarters are the Paul Rodrigues Administration Building.During the 2006–07 academic year, the New Bedford school district (then under the direction of Superintendent Michael Longo) was one of several in Massachusetts labeled as "underperforming" under the state's MCAS guidelines. The school system, like that of nearby Fall River, is also in the process of major school upgrades and consolidations, having rebuilt several of its schools in recent years. The most recent, Keith Middle School, required a cleanup of the polluted soil on the site.The school district, headquartered in the former high school building on County Street, is made up of twenty-eight schools.Paul Walsh Field
Paul Walsh Field is a multi-purpose sports facility located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. The field is part of the athletic facilities of nearby New Bedford High School. Its primary use is for baseball. Specifically, it serves as the home of the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The Bay Sox hold a non-exclusive contract for usage of the field, allowing for interscholastic sporting events to continue to be played at the facility.WBSM
WBSM is an AM radio station broadcasting in the New Bedford/Fall River market area with a News/Talk/Sports format. It broadcasts on 1420 kilohertz and is under ownership of Townsquare Media, with studios in Fairhaven shared with WFHN.Wayne Souza
Wayne Souza (1959-1979) grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts where he was a standout football player at New Bedford High School. He was a quarterback and a halfback. Souza was also a standout track athlete. He went on to play football for the division one Wisconsin Badgers. Souza was a two way starter, his sophomore year he played defensive back in nine games. In his junior year, Souza was on offense as a receiver: he caught 24 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns.
Massachusetts public high schools
Italics indicates closed schools