200 Harris Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Pollard Middle School serves 901 students in grades 7-8.
Pollard Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (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 71% (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 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 901 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pollard Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Pollard Middle School's student population of 901 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
901 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
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School Rankings

Pollard Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pollard Middle School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#45 out of 1667 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
71%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
71%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
22%
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Black
2%
10%
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White
78%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pollard Middle School's ranking?

Pollard Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

71% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend Pollard Middle School?

901 students attend Pollard Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

78% of Pollard Middle School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pollard Middle School?

Pollard Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Pollard Middle School offer ?

Pollard Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Pollard Middle School part of?

Pollard Middle School is part of Needham School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 901 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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