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Avg. test scores 68%
High school dipl. 17%
Bachelors degree 147%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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      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%

      Needham, MA School Districts

      • Needham School District

      There are a total of 7 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Needham. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Needham, MA schools is 83%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Needham, MA, an average of 97.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 97.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Dover, MA2,45389%80%
      Belmont, MA25,55588%79%
      Winchester, MA22,49188%78%
      Lexington, MA32,93688%78%
      Sharon, MA5,84187%77%
      Needham, MA30,16783%68%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Madison Heights, MI30,16835%29%
      Princeton, NJ30,16872%47%
      Kahului, HI30,16448%2%
      Post Falls, ID30,15750%2%
      Texarkana, AR30,15526%48%
      Needham, MA30,16783%68%
      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.