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Needham High School
  • Public
  • NEEDHAM, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A minus

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Needham High School is a top rated, public school located in NEEDHAM, MA. It has 1,658 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

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Needham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
579 responses
Average ACT
30
146 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$165,547
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,483
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$855,300
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
  • Own Your Peace Assembly
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    18%
  • Make A Statement Day
    16%
  • Art Exhibits
    14%
  • Needham / Wellesley Thanksgiving Football Game
    11%
  • Senioritis
    8%
  • Prom
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,658
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,627
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,737 / year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 42 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 42 responses

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