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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 8 public schools in Needham School District, serving 5,666 students.
  • Public school in Needham School District have an average math proficiency score of 78% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 53%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 55% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
  • The top ranked public schools in Needham School District are Needham High School, High Rock School and Pollard Middle School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 13:1.

Overview

School District NameNeedham School District
School District Websitehttp://www.needham.k12.ma.us
School District Phone Number(781)455-0400
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
# of Schools8 Schools1,853 Schools
# of Students5,666 Students953,403 Students
# of Teachers409 Teachers73,071 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1

District Comparison

  • Needham School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
53%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Needham  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.390.59
# of American Indian Students3 Students2,100 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students505 Students65,561 Students
% Asian Students
9%
7%
# of Hispanic Students318 Students191,072 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
20%
# of Black Students166 Students86,245 Students
% Black Students
3%
9%
# of White Students4,392 Students572,929 Students
% White Students
77%
60%
# of Hawaiian Students2 Students812 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students279 Students34,575 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:8330,418
# of Students in Kindergarten:40465,872
# of Students in 1st Grade:41168,019
# of Students in 2nd Grade:44868,249
# of Students in 3rd Grade:39670,066
# of Students in 4th Grade:48172,164
# of Students in 5th Grade:45372,391
# of Students in 6th Grade:45071,172
# of Students in 7th Grade:40870,843
# of Students in 8th Grade:44671,876
# of Students in 9th Grade:43576,550
# of Students in 10th Grade:41472,922
# of Students in 11th Grade:44171,687
# of Students in 12th Grade:39669,978
# of Ungraded Students: - 1,196

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $15,388 in this school district is less than the state average of $20,582. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $15,626 is less than the state average of $19,689. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (MA)
Total Revenue$84 MM$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Needham  School District and average revenue for each school distric in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$86 MM$26 MM
This chart display total spending of Needham  School District and average spending for each school distric in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,388$20,582
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Needham  School District and average revenue per public school student in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$15,626$19,689
This chart display average spending per public school student in Needham  School District and average spending per public school student in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Needham School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Broadmeadow Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
    Rank: Top 30%
    120 Broadmeadow Rd
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0448

    Grades: K-5 | 543 students
  • High Rock School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank: Top 20%
    77 Ferndale Road
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0400

    Grades: 6 | 450 students
  • Hillside Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 66%
    Rank: Top 30%
    28 Glen Gary Rd
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781)455-0461

    Grades: K-5 | 487 students
  • John Eliot Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
    Rank: Top 50%
    135 Wellesley Avenue
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781)455-0452

    Grades: K-5 | 393 students
  • Needham High School Math: 95% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank: Top 1%
    609 Webster Street
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781)455-0800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1686 students
  • Newman Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1155 Central Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0416

    Grades: PK-5 | 755 students
  • Pollard Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank: Top 20%
    200 Harris Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0480

    Grades: 7-8 | 854 students
  • William Mitchell Math: 78% | Reading: 73%
    Rank: Top 20%
    187 Brookline Street
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0466

    Grades: K-5 | 498 students
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