Newton School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 12,928 students in Newton 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 Newton School District have an average math proficiency score of 75% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Newton School District are Charles E Brown Middle School, Newton South High School and Newton North High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Newton School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Newton 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 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Newton 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
22 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
12,928 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
1,086 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Newton 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 96% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#39 out of 404 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newton  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newton  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)
74%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newton  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
96%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Newton  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.59
# American Indian Students
19 Students
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,361 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
18%
7%
# Hispanic Students
979 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
20%
# Black Students
631 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
5%
9%
# White Students
8,119 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
63%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
803 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
197
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
850
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
966
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
960
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,041
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,020
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
987
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
930
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
948
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
988
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
988
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,010
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
996
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,019
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
28
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,523 is higher than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,193 is higher than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$291 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Newton  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
$300 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Newton  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
$22,523
$21,203
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Newton  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
$23,193
$19,776
This chart display average spending per public school student in Newton  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 Newton School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Charles E Brown Middle School
Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
125 Meadowbrook Rd
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-6900
Grades: 6-8
| 753 students
Rank: #22.
Newton South High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
140 Brandeis Rd
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,893 students
Rank: #33.
Newton North High School
Math: 84% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
457 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 559-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,148 students
Rank: #44.
John Ward
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10 Dolphin Rd
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-6450
Grades: K-5
| 309 students
Rank: #55.
Mason-rice
Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
149 Pleasant Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-9570
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
C C Burr
Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
171 Pine Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
(617) 559-9360
Grades: K-5
| 386 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Peirce
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
170 Temple Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 559-9630
Grades: K-5
| 276 students
Rank: #88.
Franklin
Math: 72% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
125 Derby Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 559-9500
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #99.
Memorial Spaulding
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
250 Brookline Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-9600
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
Rank: #1010.
Oak Hill Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
130 Wheeler Rd
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-9200
Grades: 6-8
| 614 students
Rank: #1111.
F A Day Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
21 Minot Pl
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 559-9100
Grades: 6-8
| 978 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Countryside
Math: 69% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
191 Dedham Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
(617) 559-9450
Grades: K-5
| 410 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Horace Mann
Math: 69% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
687 Watertown Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 559-9510
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
Rank: #1414.
Bigelow Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
42 Vernon St
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 559-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 521 students
Rank: #1515.
Underwood
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
101 Vernon Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 559-9660
Grades: K-5
| 284 students
Rank: #1616.
Bowen
Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
280 Cypress Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 559-9330
Grades: K-5
| 421 students
Rank: #1717.
A E Angier
Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1697 Beacon Street
Waban, MA 02468
(617) 559-9300
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #1818.
Cabot
Math: 67% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
225 Nevada Street (cabot At Ca
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 559-9400
Grades: K-5
| 391 students
Rank: #1919.
Zervas
Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
30 Beethoven Avenue
Waban, MA 02468
(617) 559-6750
Grades: K-5
| 407 students
Rank: #2020.
Williams
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
141 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
(617) 559-6480
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #2121.
Lincoln-eliot
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
191 Pearl Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 559-9540
Grades: K-5
| 374 students
150 Jackson Road
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 559-6050
Grades: PK
| 197 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 12,928 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 20% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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