Needham School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 5,666 students in Needham School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Needham School District have an average math proficiency score of 76% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Needham School District are Needham High School, Pollard Middle School and High Rock School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Needham School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Needham School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Needham School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
5,666 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
409 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Needham School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has decreased from 98% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#26 out of 404 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Needham  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Needham  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Needham  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
97%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Needham  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.39
0.59
# American Indian Students
3 Students
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
505 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
9%
7%
# Hispanic Students
318 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
20%
# Black Students
166 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
3%
9%
# White Students
4,392 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
77%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
279 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
83
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
404
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
411
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
448
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
396
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
481
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
453
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
450
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
408
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
446
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
435
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
414
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
441
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
396
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,758 is higher than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,023 is higher than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$123 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Needham  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$130 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Needham  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$21,758
$21,203
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Needham  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,023
$19,776
This chart display average spending per public school student in Needham  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Needham School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Needham High School
Math: 89% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
609 Webster Street
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(781) 455-0800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,686 students
Rank: #22.
Pollard Middle School
Math: 85% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Harris Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 455-0480
Grades: 7-8
| 854 students
Rank: #33.
High Rock School
Math: 77% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
77 Ferndale Road
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 455-0400
Grades: 6
| 450 students
Rank: #44.
Broadmeadow
Math: 74% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
120 Broadmeadow Rd
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 455-0448
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #55.
Hillside Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
28 Glen Gary Rd
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(781) 455-0461
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #66.
William Mitchell
Math: 68% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
187 Brookline Street
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 455-0466
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: #77.
Newman Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1155 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 455-0416
Grades: PK-5
| 755 students
Rank: #88.
John Eliot
Math: 53% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham Heights, MA 02494
(781) 455-0452
Grades: K-5
| 393 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,666 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.39

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