Needham High School

  • Needham High School serves 1,664 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the MA average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Needham High School operates within the Needham School District.
  • Needham School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the MA state average of 85%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1664 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,664 students
Needham High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Needham High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers118 teachers
Needham High School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeNeedham High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
Needham High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
Needham High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Needham High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Needham High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Needham High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
Needham High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsNeedham High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.320.56
Needham High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
Needham High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
Needham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Needham School District's student population of 5,581 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 92% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,388 in this district is less than the state average of $20,551. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,626 is less than the state average of $19,475. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District NameNeedham School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed5,5811,344
Needham School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate94%85%
Needham School District Graduation Rate (1996-2016)
District Total Revenue$84 MM$28 MM
Needham School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$86 MM$26 MM
Needham School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$15,388$20,551
Needham School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$15,626$19,475
Needham School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Needham William Mitchell Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 493 students
    0.4 miles
    187 Brookline Street
    Needham, MA 02492
    0.4 K-5 493
  • Needham Pollard Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 839 students
    0.7 miles
    200 Harris Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
    0.7 7-8 839
  • Needham Heights Hillside Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 465 students
    0.8 miles
    28 Glen Gary Rd
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    0.8 K-5 465
  • Needham Broadmeadow Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 558 students
    1.2 miles
    120 Broadmeadow Rd
    Needham, MA 02492
    1.2 K-5 558
  • Needham High Rock School
    Grades: 6 | 451 students
    1.2 miles
    77 Ferndale Road
    Needham, MA 02492
    1.2 6 451

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Massachusetts public schools have a diversity score of 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse school district in Massachusetts is Malden School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.