Newton South High School

140 Brandeis Road
Newton Center, MA 02459
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Newton South High School serves 1,837 students in grades 9-12.
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 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (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 88% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,837 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Newton South High School's student population of 1,837 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 159 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,837 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
159 teachers
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School Rankings

Newton South High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Newton South High School is 0.60, 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
#13 out of 1644 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
24%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
23%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
58%
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
0.60
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Newton South High School's ranking?
Newton South High School is ranked #13 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Newton South High School often compared to?
Newton South High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Newton North High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
87% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 88% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Newton South High School?
The graduation rate of Newton South High School is 99%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Newton South High School?
1,837 students attend Newton South High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Newton South High School students are White, 24% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Newton South High School?
Newton South High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Newton South High School offer ?
Newton South High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Newton South High School part of?
Newton South High School is part of Newton School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,837 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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