Newton South High School is a top rated, public school located in Newton Centre, MA. It has 1,851 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Newton South High School Rankings
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- Cost of LivingC-
- Good for FamiliesA+
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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.31 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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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.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
Newton South High School Reviews
The school has prepared me very well for college and I find enjoyment in most of my classes. I have gotten 10 years worth of stress in 4 years...but I guess I'm prepared for college! In all seriousness, I find that most of the teachers are very well qualified, enthusiastic, and eager to interact with their students. The administration, on the other hand, is quite passive regarding any student complaints. The food is definitely not good in any way; when I was there, South had pipe burst issues, rat infestation issues, and wifi issues. Considering the amount of tax money the Newton county provides to the schools and considering the state of Newton North High School, I think the health and safety standards could definitely be improved. Overall, as a student, I feel as though I had a variety of very well educated teachers from a variety of backgrounds that were able to widen my view on all topics and matters.
Newton South High School is very good school! My Older son went there and my younger son is senior this year. The school is very good academically and teachers are involved and very professional. The school is great for activities and different clubs that keeps students connected, The school should have more diversity. Overall is a great school!
Everyone tells you that high school is all about "finding yourself," but at Newton South High School, that's not just a saying, but the culture. The diverse extracurricular activities, extensive class options, amazing faculty, and large class sizes ensure that it's easy to feel like you belong somewhere within our school community. The class levels at our school make sure that every kid is learning at the right pace, despite the rigorous academics our school is known for. The school truly wants each and every one of its students to succeed in the future, which means that in addition to being academically equipped, the school reinforces the importance of responsibility and independence by allowing students to have freedoms while also control over their schedule so that they understand the consequences or benefits of their choices parallel to the way they would be reflected in college, careers, or just general adult life.