Newman Elementary School

  • Newman Elementary School serves 755 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (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 66% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Newman Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Newman Elementary School's student population of 755 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students755 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newman Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Newman Elementary School is 0.44, 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 Testing Rank#676 out of 1666 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
74%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.440.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Newman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newman Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
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 High Rock School
    Grades: 6 | 450 students
    0.7 miles
    77 Ferndale Road
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781) 455-0400
    0.7 6 450
  • Needham Heights Hillside Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 487 students
    1.2 miles
    28 Glen Gary Rd
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781) 455-0461
    1.2 K-5 487
  • Needham Heights Needham High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,686 student
    1.3 miles
    609 Webster Street
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781) 455-0800
    1.3 9-12 1,686
  • Needham Pollard Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 854 students
    1.4 miles
    200 Harris Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781) 455-0480
    1.4 7-8 854
  • Needham William Mitchell
    Grades: K-5 | 498 students
    1.6 miles
    187 Brookline Street
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781) 455-0466
    1.6 K-5 498

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