Needham school information

IndexNeedhamMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores80%63%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools71,16779,235
Total private schools550824,875
Total post-secondary schools11937,965

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  • The average school test scores in Needham are 17% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Needham.
  • 97.2% of people in Needham have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.1% of people in Needham have completed high school.
  • 74.1% of people in Needham have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Needham

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  • Broadmeadow120 Broadmeadow RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 61 · Ratio: 18:176
  • High Rock School77 Ferndale RoadGrades: 06 - 06Students: 448 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Hillside Elementary28 Glen Gary RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 16:173
  • John Eliot135 Wellesley AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 409 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Needham High609 Webster StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,433 · Ratio: 15:194
  • Newman Elementary1155 Central AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 726 · Ratio: 17:175
  • Pollard Middle200 Harris AvenueGrades: 07 - 08Students: 829 · Ratio: 15:181
  • William Mitchell187 Brookline StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 474 · Ratio: 18:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Needham

IndexNeedhamMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade97.2%87.8%83.8%
Completed high school97.1%86.6%82.4%
Completed some college88.0%64.0%58.4%
Completed associate degree79.2%47.7%37.2%
Completed bachelors74.1%40.0%29.3%
Completed masters41.7%17.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree15.2%5.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate5.3%2.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Needham (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dover, MA2,24988%29%
Lexington, MA32,30686%27%
Hopkinton, MA2,50986%26%
Belmont, MA25,17385%25%
Sharon, MA6,01085%25%
Needham, MA29,54080%17%

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Port Huron, MI29,53445%34%
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Needham, MA29,54080%17%
Source: The Needham, MA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.