Education

 

Bedford ranked in top 5% of Schools in Mass

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Bedford’s school system consists of four buildings:

  1. Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary (K–2),
  2. Lt. Job Lane Elementary (3–5),
  3. John Glenn Middle School (6–8),
  4. Bedford High School (9–12).

Some students interested in a technical profession attend ShawsheenValley Technical High Schoolin nearby Billerica.  In addition, Bedford’s high school grades include students from Hanscom Air Force Base, which is partially located inBedford.

The former CenterSchool was deactivated in the 1980s. The old Center School buildings today serve as office for Town departments, the senior center and an after-school program known as “Kids Club”.  The old Page Elementary School was similarly deactivated in the 1980s and was converted to condominiums.  John Glenn Middle School (originally called Bedford Junior High School) is named for John Glenn, formerly the Superintendent of Schools in Bedford, not for the U.S. Senator and astronaut. The Davis and Lane (and former Page) schools are named for local officers who took part in the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775.

The high school mascot is the Buccaneer and the team colors are blue, white and black. Bedford’s school sports teams compete in the Dual County League.