Needham High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
609 Webster Street
Needham, MA 02494
Phone
(781) 455-0800
District
NEEDHAM
County
NORFOLK COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1718
Classroom Teachers
126

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Massachusetts

10

(10 is best)

Better than 95.4% of MA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Needham High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 88 59
Proficiency in Reading 86 60
Proficiency in Math 89 57

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 13.67
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.04
AVG FOR STATE 12.88
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 450 26.2%
Grade 10 428 24.9%
Grade 11 402 23.4%
Grade 12 436 25.4%
Total 1718 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 83.3% 81.5% 61.3%
Black 2.7% 3.1% 9.5%
Hispanic 4.7% 6.1% 21.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.1% 9.3% 7.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 0.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 0.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 30,735 6,902,149
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,419.6 879
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.2% 5.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 24.1% 18.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 23.5% 33.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 29.2% 27.4%
65 OR OLDER 18.1% 15.8%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 10,765 2,601,914
Single Parent Households With Children 5.7% 9.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.7% 90.4%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 75.5% 42.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 50.6% 21.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.5% 17.8%
$75,000 - $99,999 7.5% 12.0%
$50,000 - $74,999 9.2% 14.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 6.9% 13.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 3.8% 11.0%
$15,000 or less 4.6% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,088 $61,959,744 55.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,191 $6,655,308 5.9%
Staff $1,344 $7,510,272 6.7%
General Administration $300 $1,676,400 1.5%
School Administration $814 $4,548,632 4.1%
Operation $1,422 $7,946,136 7.1%
Transportation $563 $3,146,044 2.8%
Other $484 $2,704,592 2.4%
Total Support $6,117 $34,181,796 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,824 $15,780,512 14.1%
Total Expenditures $20,030 $111,927,640 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,120 $9,630,960,585 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,250 $1,189,576,244 6.4%
Staff $963 $916,282,080 4.9%
General Administration $192 $182,442,258 1.0%
School Administration $711 $676,656,822 3.7%
Operation $1,383 $1,315,824,526 7.1%
Transportation $810 $770,571,220 4.2%
Other $422 $401,747,463 2.2%
Total Support $5,730 $5,453,029,477 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,609 $3,434,418,106 18.5%
Total Expenditures $19,460 $18,518,282,808 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%