Needham, MA
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Needham Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Needham School District Details

Needham School District
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

5,519 Students enrolled in District

8 Schools in District

14 Students Per Classroom (State average is 13)

Needham School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

(10 is best)

Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Rd
Needham, MA, 02492
KG-05
High Rock School
77 Ferndale Road
Needham, MA, 02492
06-06
Hillside Elementary School
28 Glen Gary Rd
Needham, MA, 02494
KG-05
John Eliot School
135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham, MA, 02494
KG-05
Needham High School
609 Webster Street
Needham, MA, 02494
09-12
Newman Elementary School
1155 Central Avenue
Needham, MA, 02492
PK-05
Pollard Middle School
200 Harris Avenue
Needham, MA, 02492
07-08
William Mitchell School
187 Brookline Street
Needham, MA, 02492
KG-05

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 84.4% 65.8%
Black 2.9% 9.0%
Hispanic 4.9% 18.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.8% 6.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.2%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 8.2% 39.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.6% 35.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.5% 3.9%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,339 $51,579,297 53.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,119 $6,180,237 6.4%
Staff $1,154 $6,373,542 6.6%
General Administration $275 $1,518,825 1.6%
School Administration $704 $3,888,192 4.0%
Operation $1,329 $7,340,067 7.6%
Transportation $519 $2,866,437 3.0%
Other $481 $2,656,563 2.8%
Total Support $5,581 $30,823,863 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,518 $13,906,914 14.4%
Total Expenditures $17,438 $96,310,074 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,238 $8,829,317,762 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,149 $1,098,638,023 6.4%
Staff $894 $854,825,435 5.0%
General Administration $198 $189,340,536 1.1%
School Administration $656 $626,728,689 3.7%
Operation $1,359 $1,298,651,332 7.6%
Transportation $699 $668,422,780 3.9%
Other $406 $388,136,507 2.3%
Total Support $5,362 $5,124,624,208 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,248 $3,104,553,880 18.2%
Total Expenditures $17,847 $17,058,595,089 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%