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1121 Ashley Boulevard • New Bedford, MA • 02745-2496
Tel. 508-998-3321 •   Fax 508-995-7268 •

Preparation • Passion • Perseverance

March 1, 2024

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Every year, each public school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas.

The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student enrollment, teacher qualifications, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different student groups, and more.

Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school.

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds (GNB Voc-Tech receives these funds), you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver
  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

If you have questions about our school’s report card or teacher qualifications, please contact the school during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3pm at (508) 998-3321.



Michael P. Watson,


Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, homelessness, immigration status or veteran status in its education programs and activities, including admission to or employment in such programs or activities.

Michael P. Watson, Superintendent-Director

Warley Williams, Principal

Proudly Serving the Towns of Dartmouth and Fairhaven and the City of New Bedford

Report Card: This report card contains information required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for our school district including student enrollment and teacher qualifications, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different student groups.

Mission Statement: GNB Voc-Tech is dedicated to providing the best and most complete secondary education for each of its students. We offer career and technical education, and quality courses in English, math, science and social studies.

As a vocational-technical school, our fundamental purpose is to provide education for employment. Our rigorous academic program provides each student with the background to pursue a higher education or to enter the workforce.

Grades offered: 9, 10, 11, 12

Percent of teachers licensed: 99.5%

Percent of teachers licensed in-field (subject they teach): 93.4%

Contact Information:

Superintendent-Director: Michael P. Watson School

Principal: Warley Williams III

1121 Ashley Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02745 Phone: (508) 998-3321
FAX: (508) 995-7268


Preparation Passion Perseverance Motto on Transparent Background

Enrollment Data:

  District State
Total Count 2,095 913,735
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American 8.8 8.8
Asian 1.0 7.3
Hispanic 28.1 24.2
Native American 0.2 0.2
White 56.4 54.4
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Multi-Race 5.4 4.4
Gender (%)
Male 52.6 51.3
Female 47.2 48.4
Non-Binary 0.0 0.1
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 4.9 12.1
Low-income 50.0 42.3
Students with Disabilities 11.3 19.4
First Language Not English 16.3 25.0


Criterion-referenced target percentage
2023 Accountability Report 56%
Overall progress toward improvement targets: Substantial progress toward targets

To view most recent GNB Voc-Tech District Report Card Data on the state website, click on the following button:


District Report Card 2024

click on booklet to view the district report as a flip book with an option to download