Newton South High School

  • Newton South High School serves 1,893 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 96% (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 ≥99% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Newton South High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Newton South High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Newton South High School's student population of 1,893 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 157 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,893 students
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Total Classroom Teachers157 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newton South High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Newton South High School is 0.55, 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#4 out of 1666 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
20%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
5%
9%
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White
64%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.59
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newton South High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton 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
  • Newton Center Charles E Brown Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 753 students
    0.3 miles
    125 Meadowbrook Rd
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 559-6900
    0.3 6-8 753
  • Newton Center Oak Hill Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 614 students
    0.4 miles
    130 Wheeler Rd
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 559-9200
    0.4 6-8 614
  • Newton Center Bowen
    Grades: K-5 | 421 students
    0.5 miles
    280 Cypress Street
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 559-9330
    0.5 K-5 421
  • Newton Highlands Countryside
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    0.8 miles
    191 Dedham Street
    Newton Highlands, MA 02461
    (617) 559-9450
    0.8 K-5 410
  • Newton Center Memorial Spaulding
    Grades: K-5 | 453 students
    0.9 miles
    250 Brookline Street
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 559-9600
    0.9 K-5 453

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