A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Telephone
(781) 455-0400

Needham Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
335 responses
Average ACT
29
77 responses
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,519
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,555
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$84,162,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,438/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Needham Public Schools Reviews

11 reviews
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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.
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Needham High School has great teachers, who are very personable and really foster great relationships with the students. The teachers are nurturing and help students to succeed. The course options are good too. However, I do believe there should be fewer required courses and for options for electives. This would allow students the opportunity to try courses in subjects they have never tried before and which they don't have any knowledge of or experience...such as Robotics, engineering or computer programming.
The school was a very good academic and athletic school. I feel like everyone at the school really cared about their future and there were so many resources that the students could use in order to better their education. The only problem I had was that they didn't offer as many AP courses that I would have liked and there is a distinct lack of diversity at the school. They are, however, trying to make the school a more diverse place but they could be doing a lot more than they are trying to make the students believe they are doing.