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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 South High School is a top rated, public school located in Newton Centre, MA. It has 1,799 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Newton South High School...
School District
Newton Public Schools
Address
140 Brandeis Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Telephone
(617) 559-6500

Newton South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1340
505 responses
Average ACT
31
135 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$127,402
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,733
National
$949
Median Home Value
$788,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Prom. South lacks real traditions.
    24%
  • South lacks any true traditions
    18%
  • Passing time.
    18%
  • Powder Puff
    8%
  • Snow days
    8%
  • What traditions?
    8%
  • Caroling
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,799
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,665
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,384/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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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!
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Overall, Newton South is a great school. Academically, outstanding. Many courses that will prepare you for college and is extremely rigorous. Teachers are very good. They want to be there to help you a you succeed and get the resources you need. The problem with NS is that it is simply too big! Makes it harder to meet with teachers and get support. Sports/clubs/activites are well funded. Student body is kind and friendly. Is not a very supportive place but is a good school.
Newton South is a fantastic community where everyone is welcome. No matter what you are passionate about, Newton South High School provides an ideal atmosphere to enjoy yourself.
One thing I would say negatively about Newton South is the competitiveness. There are so many kids constantly stressed over their schoolwork and for most kids their only focus is getting into college. I think this is the incorrect mindset and it has a poor impact on student morale.