Needham High School is a top rated, public school located in Needham, MA. It has 1,659 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 99% 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.19 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 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.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Needham High School Reviews
Needham High School cares about each and every one of their students. The staff and administration prepares us well for college and is deeply involved in our search for higher education. I am grateful for the staff on how they help us every step of the way in finding what to do after high school. This is only a small portion of the incredible things the high school does for their students. Not only do we learn information in our academics, but we also learn real-life lessons that will carry on with us for the rest of our lives. One class they offer that does this is Personal Finance. It teaches the students how to manage their money and be responsible, which many schools do not do. By offering this class, I am able to learn skills to use outside of the classroom that will greatly effect my knowledge on finance.
Needham High has a good education system and we are high ranked in athletics. The teachers are able to form close bonds with their students and teach the curriculum to the best of their abilities. Racial graffiti was recently found at our school, but as a community we have been working to raise awareness and acceptance at Needham High. There was a walk out for the students to protest what had been spread at our school, and I believe it has brought the school together. As a minority, I feel accepted and happy at Needham High and believe my education there has laid a path for me to my future.
Over the past few years, Needham has provided me an exciting and fulfilling high school experience. I have had the privilege of taking many fascinating classes, meeting several incredibly dedicated & caring teachers, and fostering my love of knowledge beyond what I ever thought possible. The overwhelming majority of students here are very supportive of one another and deeply invested in their educations, leading to a truly friendly, fun, and intellectually-stimulating atmosphere. I definitely recommend this school.