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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Newton Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Newtonville, MA. It has 12,883 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Newton Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
1,339 responses
Average ACT
31
417 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,883
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,039
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$23,499/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$102,002
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,835
National
$949
Median Home Value
$630,968
National
$184,700

Newton Public Schools Reviews

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Newton public schools, especially Newton south high school is very competitive. Kids are constantly over worked and stressed about classes, leaving them little time to relax and enjoy themselves. While it does prepare you for college and it pushes you to go above and beyond in every class, this societal expectation of perfection beats down on kids. It lowers their self esteem, forces them to put all their self worth into their grades and for that reason many of the kids struggle with mental illness. While the school district tries to make changes to help this issue, like pushing to enforce one no homework weekend per term and changing summer reading topics to be about happiness, but in the end it’s like putting a bandaid on a bullet wound. For the school to really change the whole culture would have to change. Teachers would have to actively assign less work and focus class more on actual learning and less on grades
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The teachers are great, very helpful! Many clubs and activities after school for every person. From video game clubs to recycle clubs to ultimate frisbee! New school so the facilities were very nice. When I moved on to college, a it was not as hard because I was prepared.
My time at Newton Public schools prepared me well for college, and gave me a strong foundational education. However, the school’s lack of diversity provided some obstacles for me as a student of color. Overall, I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants a solid education that prepares them for higher education.