Newman Elementary School

1155 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Newman Elementary School serves 665 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Newman Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 665 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Newman Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Newman Elementary School's student population of 665 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Newman Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Newman Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#329 out of 1644 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
23%
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Black
2%
10%
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White
76%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Newman Elementary School's ranking?
Newman Elementary School is ranked #329 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Newman Elementary School often compared to?
Newman Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like William Mitchell, Sunita L. Williams Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Newman Elementary School?
665 students attend Newman Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Newman Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Newman Elementary School?
Newman Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Newman Elementary School offer ?
Newman Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Newman Elementary School part of?
Newman Elementary School is part of Needham School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 665 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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