Needham High School

  • Needham High School serves 1,686 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 98% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Needham High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Needham High School's student population of 1,686 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,686 students
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Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Needham High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Needham High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#18 out of 1666 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
81%
60%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.340.59
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNeedham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Needham William Mitchell
    Grades: K-5 | 498 students
    0.4 miles
    187 Brookline Street
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0466
    0.4 K-5 498
  • Needham Pollard Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 854 students
    0.7 miles
    200 Harris Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0480
    0.7 7-8 854
  • Needham Heights Hillside Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 487 students
    0.8 miles
    28 Glen Gary Rd
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781)455-0461
    0.8 K-5 487
  • Needham Broadmeadow
    Grades: K-5 | 543 students
    1.2 miles
    120 Broadmeadow Rd
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0448
    1.2 K-5 543
  • Needham High Rock School
    Grades: 6 | 450 students
    1.2 miles
    77 Ferndale Road
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)455-0400
    1.2 6 450

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