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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Needham Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Needham, MA. It has 5,659 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
About Needham Public Schools...
Address
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Telephone
(781) 455-0400

Needham Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
440 responses
Average ACT
30
105 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,659
Free or Reduced Lunch
5.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$84,162,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,516/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Needham Public Schools Reviews

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Needham high school is a Really good school! amazing academics and sports/clubs, I feel like I got a really good education. also a really strong school community. I also had good experiences at Mitchell elementary school, high rock middle school, and pollard middle school.
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The Needham Public Schools system is a really good system; however? With the high cost of living in the state or Massachusetts and in Needham there is no diversity in the school system. You will be challenged in the system; however, the lack of diversity creates an even greater challenge. My social life in this district was horrible! Kids can be mean! My academic life was challenging and also rewarding at times.
The teachers have encouraged and challenged me. They have my back. I know I can ask or advocate for myself and they respond, they actually listen. I couldn’t be more happy with my Highschool education. You hear horror stories, but Needham has given me a stable educational foundation. I am humbled and very grateful.