Needham school information

IndexNeedhamMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores83%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools71,16779,221
Total private schools550824,874
Total post-secondary schools11937,963
The Needham, MA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Needham public schools have average test scores of 83% which is 29% higher than than the Massachusetts average and 68% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Needham public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.3% have completed high school, 74.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 14.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Needham are 68% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Needham.
  • 97.5% of people in Needham have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.3% of people in Needham have completed high school.
  • 74.8% of people in Needham have completed a bachelors degree.

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  • Broadmeadow120 Broadmeadow RdGrades: KG - 5Students: 580 · Ratio: 18:186
  • High Rock School77 Ferndale RoadGrades: 6 - 6Students: 447 · Ratio: 12:186
  • Hillside Elementary28 Glen Gary RdGrades: KG - 5Students: 421 · Ratio: 15:178
  • John Eliot135 Wellesley AvenueGrades: KG - 5Students: 389 · Ratio: 16:170
  • Needham High609 Webster StreetGrades: 9 - 12Students: 1,614 · Ratio: 15:198
  • Newman Elementary1155 Central AvenueGrades: PK - 5Students: 719 · Ratio: 16:175
  • Pollard Middle School200 Harris AvenueGrades: 7 - 8Students: 860 · Ratio: 13:185
  • William Mitchell187 Brookline StreetGrades: KG - 5Students: 489 · Ratio: 17:184

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Education level achieved in Needham

IndexNeedhamMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade97.5%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school97.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college87.6%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree79.6%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors74.8%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters41.6%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree14.4%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.6%2.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The Needham, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.