Needham Public Schools is an elite, public school district located in Needham, MA. It has 5,519 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Needham Public Schools Rankings
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Elementary Schools in Needham Public Schools
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Needham Public Schools Reviews
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.
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.