A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
100 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
Telephone
(617) 559-6100

Newton Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
715 responses
Average ACT
30
209 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,674
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,665
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$219,972,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,384/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Newton Public Schools Reviews

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It's a very nice city with a lot of affluent people. Generally, students are very accepting, unless you don't agree with their political viewpoints. The schools are very good and prepare you well academically for life at college. However, the bathrooms smell quite bad and the cafeteria food isn't the greatest, so I guess that's where they took the funds from.
Review Newton Public Schools
This school system prepares students well for college. The academics are great, but not all of the teachers are. They overlook the students who are either doing very well or failing. In this school system, there is not much diversity because of the general demographic of this city. The atmosphere is generally friendly and accepting.
It has a reputation of being a very rigorous academic environment, but the truth is it's only there if you want it. It's true that there is a lot of pressure to succeed, but if students don't succumb to the pressure, they can definitely build a schedule and lifestyle that's just right for them.