Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyA
- Resources & FacilitiesA-
Needham High School is a top rated, public school located in Needham, MA. It has 1,718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Needham High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Needham High School Reviews
My overall experience with Needham High School is decent. The school has various clubs and courses to choose from; and the education is relatively high. However, considering this is a high school located in a relatively wealthy area, it lacks of diversity. Furthermore, due to the lack of diversity in areas, I had encountered prejudice and ignorance from teachers, as well as from students.
The school helps you a lot for college with its difficulty in academics but it creates a stressful environment for the students. The students generally get less than six hours of sleep and stay at the school til five. The academics push you which may be beneficial but can also lead to stress over if you are doing well in your classes. Some sports are very talented such as volleyball, swim, and track but other sports like football and basketball are only average. The school in general is very good as the academics prepare you well for college and the teachers are very qualified in what they teach. If you are looking for a school that you can just have fun at, this may not be for you as academics may get in the way. Overall Needham is very good as would recommend to any students who want to get a good education.
I have attended Needham High for the past 3 years and I absolutely love this school. First, it has a perfect location and is a beautiful school. When you come to Needham, one of the first things that you notice is the big school on top of the hill. Further, the teachers in this school are amazing. They are helpful, kind, and challenging making. This school offers many challenging courses, yet also ones that are less challenging for those who have more difficulties.