Newman Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 1155 Central Avenue
       Needham, MA  02492


(781) 455-0416

District: Needham

SchoolDigger Rank:
107th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,757 Help


Students who attend Newman Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    High Rock School
    Pollard Middle
High:    Needham High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  699

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.2%
Asian:
11.3%
Hispanic:
6.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.2% Help


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Compare Details Newman Elementary ranks better than 88.5% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Needham School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Newman Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Needham School District. Racial makeup is: White (73.2%), Asian (11.3%), Hispanic (6.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Newman Elementary is 14.3, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Needham School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Newman Elementary is $21,757, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Needham School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Newman Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Newman Elementary 107th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Newman Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Needham:

SchoolDigger ranks Needham 41st of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Newman Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 82.79 137th 884 84.5%
2004 83.49 131st 882 85.1%
2005 78.54 193rd 887 78.2%
2006 82.99 141st 911 84.5%
2007 84.58 109th 911 88.0%
2008 80.92 154th 908 83.0%
2009 81.74 143rd 909 84.3%
2010 83.71 132nd 920 85.7%
2011 81.53 159th 924 82.8%
2012 75.89 222nd 930 76.1%
2013 73.56 257th 928 72.3%
2014 70.99 272nd 926 70.6%
2015 75.39 213th 914 76.7%
2016 65.72 315th 932 66.2%
2017 66.85 308th 938 67.2%
2018 69.07 294th 934 68.5%
2019 67.97 302nd 942 67.9%
2021 78.85 199th 936 78.7%
2022 86.96 116th 932 87.6%
2023 87.50 107th 928 88.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.85 557th 886 37.1%
2019 44.33 514th 896 42.6%
2021 78.21 133rd 894 85.1%
2022 78.58 129th 905 85.7%
2023 76.72 108th 703 84.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.96 554th 700 20.9%
2023 75.52 108th 757 85.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.05 232nd 893 74.0%
2019 68.22 273rd 902 69.7%
2021 77.59 186th 898 79.3%
2022 85.72 118th 901 86.9%
2023 86.93 111th 887 87.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.61 201st 656 69.4%
2019 60.98 201st 665 69.8%
2021 82.35 69th 632 89.1%
2022 82.51 63rd 672 90.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.01 351st 898 60.9%
2019 64.08 318th 907 64.9%
2021 77.37 200th 904 77.9%
2022 84.79 113th 908 87.6%
2023 84.36 120th 896 86.6%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.29 201st 925 78.3%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.40 65th 399 83.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.33 119th 155 23.2%
2023 82.03 13th 145 91.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.65 68th 398 82.9%
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Rank History for White students at Newman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.31 314th 772 59.3%
2019 65.10 257th 780 67.1%
2021 69.66 205th 765 73.2%
2022 81.86 104th 764 86.4%
2023 82.66 98th 762 87.1%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Newman Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 543 13 27 9 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1995 610 13 36 10 0 n/a n/a 0 669
1996 610 13 36 10 0 n/a n/a 0 669
1997 576 11 37 13 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1998 598 19 33 10 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1999 619 12 34 9 0 n/a n/a 0 674
2000 623 9 28 14 0 n/a n/a 0 674
2001 606 5 20 9 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2002 688 12 29 16 1 n/a n/a 0 746
2003 688 12 29 16 1 n/a n/a 0 746
2004 676 17 27 7 0 n/a n/a 0 727
2005 674 13 37 9 0 n/a n/a 0 733
2006 654 9 24 13 0 n/a n/a 7 707
2007 648 10 38 20 0 n/a n/a 8 724
2008 622 20 42 28 0 n/a n/a 8 720
2009 646 16 46 35 0 1 10 0 754
2010 636 19 48 39 0 0 17 0 759
2011 604 18 47 42 0 0 15 0 726
2012 577 19 53 45 0 0 19 0 713
2013 573 15 58 41 0 0 25 0 712
2014 588 12 65 40 0 1 38 0 744
2015 564 17 60 36 0 1 41 0 719
2016 543 27 55 47 0 1 43 0 716
2017 541 29 63 43 0 1 43 0 720
2018 558 33 70 43 0 1 50 0 755
2019 565 34 63 44 0 1 49 0 756
2020 519 29 72 30 0 1 45 0 696
2021 490 23 62 30 0 0 42 0 647
2022 502 15 67 36 0 1 44 0 665
2023 512 20 79 47 0 1 39 1 699

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Newman Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 592 n/a n/a n/a
1995 669 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 669 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 637 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 660 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 674 n/a 0.0 0
2000 674 n/a 0.0 4.2
2001 640 n/a 0.0 3.6
2002 746 n/a n/a 0.3
2003 746 n/a n/a 0.3
2004 727 48.7 14.9 2.6
2005 733 78.0 9.4 3.8
2006 707 48.1 14.7 3.6
2007 724 53.0 13.7 2.5
2008 720 47.8 15.1 3.1
2009 754 41.5 18.2 2.8
2010 759 45.5 16.6 6.1
2011 726 44.0 16.4 5.9
2012 713 40.2 17.7 6.5
2013 712 39.4 18.0 7
2014 744 41.2 18.0 7
2015 719 46.0 15.6 7.2
2016 716 46.0 15.5 n/a
2017 720 50.8 14.1 n/a
2018 755 51.5 14.6 n/a
2019 756 51.3 14.7 n/a
2020 696 50.1 13.8 n/a
2021 647 46.3 13.9 n/a
2022 665 51.6 12.8 n/a
2023 699 48.7 14.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Newman Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 592 n/a n/a n/a
1995 669 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 669 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 637 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 660 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 674 n/a 0.0 0
2000 674 n/a 0.0 4.2
2001 640 n/a 0.0 3.6
2002 746 n/a n/a 0.3
2003 746 n/a n/a 0.3
2004 727 48.7 14.9 2.6
2005 733 78.0 9.4 3.8
2006 707 48.1 14.7 3.6
2007 724 53.0 13.7 2.5
2008 720 47.8 15.1 3.1
2009 754 41.5 18.2 2.8
2010 759 45.5 16.6 6.1
2011 726 44.0 16.4 5.9
2012 713 40.2 17.7 6.5
2013 712 39.4 18.0 7
2014 744 41.2 18.0 7
2015 719 46.0 15.6 7.2
2016 716 46.0 15.5 n/a
2017 720 50.8 14.1 n/a
2018 755 51.5 14.6 n/a
2019 756 51.3 14.7 n/a
2020 696 50.1 13.8 n/a
2021 647 46.3 13.9 n/a
2022 665 51.6 12.8 n/a
2023 699 48.7 14.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Newman Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $762 (4.0%) $18,400 (96.0%) $19,163
2020 $660 (3.4%) $18,851 (96.6%) $19,511
2021 $748 (3.4%) $21,009 (96.6%) $21,757

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Newman Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 302nd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 107th of 928 Elementary schools
 20.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Newman Elementary)7080.6
 10.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Needham)7468.9
 5.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Newman Elementary)5865.1
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Needham)6559.2
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Newman Elementary)5667.7
 11.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Needham)6962.6
 6.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Newman Elementary)4465.7
 21.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Needham)6067
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Newman Elementary)6671.7
 5.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Needham)7366.5
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Newman Elementary)6159.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Needham)6863
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Newman Elementary)6357.9
 5.1%
   5th Grade Science (Needham)6560.4
 4.6%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Newman Elementary)6473.3
 9.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Needham)7668.3
 7.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Newman Elementary)5563.3
 8.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Needham)7268.6
 3.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Newman Elementary)6357.9
 5.1%
   All Grades Science (Needham)7064
 6%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students756699
 7.5%
African American3420
 41.2%
American Indian00
Asian6379
 25.4%
Hispanic4447
 6.8%
Pacific Islander11
White565512
 9.4%
Two or More Races4939
 20.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Newman Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 699 students attended Newman Elementary.

Students who attend Newman Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : High Rock School
Middle : Pollard Middle
High : Needham High

Students at Newman Elementary are 73% White, 11% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Newman Elementary ranks 107th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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