Pollard Middle

Public 7-8

 200 Harris Avenue
       Needham, MA  02492


(781) 455-0480

District: Needham

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,095 Help


Students who attend Pollard Middle usually attend:

High:    Needham High

Feeder schools for Pollard Middle:

Elementary:    Broadmeadow
    John Eliot
    Newman Elementary
    Sunita L. Williams Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  818

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.8%
Asian:
11.1%
Hispanic:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.5% Help


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Compare Details Pollard Middle ranks better than 95.8% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.8%), Asian (11.1%), Hispanic (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pollard Middle is 10.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pollard Middle is $20,095.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pollard Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Pollard Middle 21st of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Pollard Middle in the ranking list.)

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Asian students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Needham:

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


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Rank History for Pollard Middle

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Rank History for all students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.99 29th 339 91.4%
2004 90.86 23rd 344 93.3%
2005 90.22 31st 356 91.3%
2006 91.64 14th 399 96.5%
2007 89.84 18th 399 95.5%
2008 87.83 32nd 407 92.1%
2009 89.08 28th 409 93.2%
2010 90.01 23rd 434 94.7%
2011 86.19 40th 449 91.1%
2012 89.01 21st 455 95.4%
2013 90.72 12th 455 97.4%
2014 88.53 22nd 455 95.2%
2015 86.41 41st 441 90.7%
2016 85.58 43rd 482 91.1%
2017 94.32 13th 487 97.3%
2018 95.99 5th 484 99.0%
2019 95.72 5th 498 99.0%
2021 96.23 15th 501 97.0%
2022 95.82 13th 497 97.4%
2023 95.24 21st 501 95.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.90 7th 84 91.7%
2019 89.10 7th 87 92.0%
2021 90.20 7th 92 92.4%
2022 82.93 20th 102 80.4%
2023 82.38 21st 110 80.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.31 15th 467 96.8%
2019 92.80 17th 484 96.5%
2021 89.07 29th 489 94.1%
2022 84.20 42nd 503 91.7%
2023 93.15 18th 444 95.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.45 17th 438 96.1%
2019 89.92 24th 452 94.7%
2021 88.84 22nd 462 95.2%
2022 83.77 41st 489 91.6%
2023 75.12 83rd 481 82.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.57 6th 463 98.7%
2019 94.11 8th 478 98.3%
2021 94.83 18th 483 96.3%
2022 95.47 10th 494 98.0%
2023 93.46 26th 489 94.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.27 8th 417 98.1%
2019 99.08 2nd 424 99.5%
2021 95.61 13th 431 97.0%
2022 90.51 25th 445 94.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.40 6th 466 98.7%
2019 96.16 5th 478 99.0%
2021 96.22 15th 485 96.9%
2022 95.00 17th 497 96.6%
2023 95.64 11th 489 97.8%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.85 14th 491 97.1%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.72 3rd 339 99.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.66 4th 119 96.6%
2019 84.28 5th 128 96.1%
2021 90.97 1st 123 99.2%
2022 85.83 7th 135 94.8%
2023 76.95 30th 134 77.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.56 32nd 172 81.4%
2022 69.64 40th 212 81.1%
2023 60.56 69th 209 67.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.64 5th 309 98.4%
2019 97.00 7th 322 97.8%
2021 97.60 7th 335 97.9%
2022 97.70 6th 368 98.4%
2023 95.31 11th 364 97.0%
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Rank History for White students at Pollard Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.57 8th 395 98.0%
2019 94.61 5th 396 98.7%
2021 93.68 12th 401 97.0%
2022 94.09 14th 404 96.5%
2023 93.42 20th 403 95.0%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Pollard Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 760 23 31 9 0 n/a n/a 0 823
1989 736 34 22 7 0 n/a n/a 0 799
1990 723 42 22 11 0 n/a n/a 0 798
1991 722 43 22 14 0 n/a n/a 0 801
1992 743 39 28 17 0 n/a n/a 0 827
1993 775 35 27 15 0 n/a n/a 0 852
1994 811 35 26 19 0 n/a n/a 0 891
1995 832 28 24 14 0 n/a n/a 0 898
1996 832 28 24 14 0 n/a n/a 0 898
1997 835 37 25 9 0 n/a n/a 0 906
1998 862 36 30 15 0 n/a n/a 0 943
1999 911 43 25 13 0 n/a n/a 0 992
2000 896 47 36 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1000
2001 929 50 49 23 0 n/a n/a 0 1051
2002 945 44 54 25 1 n/a n/a 0 1069
2003 945 44 54 25 1 n/a n/a 0 1069
2004 960 41 57 29 0 n/a n/a 0 1087
2005 951 34 57 30 0 n/a n/a 0 1072
2006 963 28 50 27 0 n/a n/a 20 1088
2007 937 23 49 29 1 n/a n/a 26 1065
2008 938 26 53 31 1 n/a n/a 31 1080
2009 944 33 65 32 2 0 28 0 1104
2010 641 30 50 21 1 0 18 0 761
2011 705 22 52 27 2 0 21 0 829
2012 705 26 52 28 1 0 20 0 832
2013 700 32 48 34 0 0 17 0 831
2014 716 34 60 41 0 0 20 0 871
2015 691 34 68 39 0 0 28 0 860
2016 678 21 66 41 0 0 33 0 839
2017 705 17 76 34 2 0 42 0 876
2018 670 16 73 47 2 0 46 0 854
2019 645 16 67 62 0 0 41 0 831
2020 684 20 77 62 0 0 47 1 891
2021 703 20 63 74 0 0 41 0 901
2022 621 31 70 67 0 1 37 1 828
2023 587 31 91 60 0 1 47 1 818

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 Pollard Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 823 n/a n/a n/a
1989 799 n/a n/a n/a
1990 798 n/a n/a n/a
1991 801 n/a n/a n/a
1992 827 n/a n/a n/a
1993 852 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 891 n/a n/a n/a
1995 898 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 898 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 906 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 943 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 992 n/a 0.0 4
2000 1000 n/a 0.0 5.5
2001 1051 n/a 0.0 5.1
2002 1069 n/a n/a 5.4
2003 1069 n/a n/a 5.4
2004 1087 91.1 11.9 3.6
2005 1072 88.1 12.2 3.2
2006 1088 87.2 12.5 3.7
2007 1065 83.0 12.8 3.8
2008 1080 82.3 13.1 3.4
2009 1104 83.0 13.3 4.2
2010 761 56.7 13.4 6.2
2011 829 57.7 14.3 6.3
2012 832 63.3 13.1 8.1
2013 831 68.8 12.0 7.9
2014 871 68.8 12.6 7.6
2015 860 71.0 12.1 8.5
2016 839 70.0 11.9 n/a
2017 876 71.6 12.2 n/a
2018 854 74.0 11.5 n/a
2019 831 72.1 11.5 n/a
2020 891 75.3 11.8 n/a
2021 901 77.2 11.6 n/a
2022 828 78.2 10.5 n/a
2023 818 74.9 10.9 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 Pollard Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 823 n/a n/a n/a
1989 799 n/a n/a n/a
1990 798 n/a n/a n/a
1991 801 n/a n/a n/a
1992 827 n/a n/a n/a
1993 852 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 891 n/a n/a n/a
1995 898 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 898 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 906 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 943 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 992 n/a 0.0 4
2000 1000 n/a 0.0 5.5
2001 1051 n/a 0.0 5.1
2002 1069 n/a n/a 5.4
2003 1069 n/a n/a 5.4
2004 1087 91.1 11.9 3.6
2005 1072 88.1 12.2 3.2
2006 1088 87.2 12.5 3.7
2007 1065 83.0 12.8 3.8
2008 1080 82.3 13.1 3.4
2009 1104 83.0 13.3 4.2
2010 761 56.7 13.4 6.2
2011 829 57.7 14.3 6.3
2012 832 63.3 13.1 8.1
2013 831 68.8 12.0 7.9
2014 871 68.8 12.6 7.6
2015 860 71.0 12.1 8.5
2016 839 70.0 11.9 n/a
2017 876 71.6 12.2 n/a
2018 854 74.0 11.5 n/a
2019 831 72.1 11.5 n/a
2020 891 75.3 11.8 n/a
2021 901 77.2 11.6 n/a
2022 828 78.2 10.5 n/a
2023 818 74.9 10.9 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 Pollard Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $247 (1.3%) $19,170 (98.7%) $19,417
2020 $237 (1.3%) $18,307 (98.7%) $18,544
2021 $443 (2.2%) $19,652 (97.8%) $20,095

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pollard Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 21st of 501 Middle schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Pollard Middle)7771.1
 5.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Needham)7669.4
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Pollard Middle)8674.7
 11.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Needham)8573.4
 11.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Pollard Middle)8870.4
 17.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Needham)8769.9
 17.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Pollard Middle)8477.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Needham)8376.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Pollard Middle)7768.7
 8.3%
   8th Grade Science (Needham)7668.2
 7.8%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pollard Middle)8270.8
 11.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Needham)7668.3
 7.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Pollard Middle)8576
 9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Needham)7268.6
 3.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Pollard Middle)7768.7
 8.3%
   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 Students831818
 1.6%
African American1631
 93.8%
American Indian00
Asian6791
 35.8%
Hispanic6260
 3.2%
Pacific Islander01
White645587
 9%
Two or More Races4147
 14.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pollard Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 818 students attended Pollard Middle.

Students at Pollard Middle are 72% White, 11% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American.

Students who attend Pollard Middle usually go on to attend Needham High

Yes! Pollard Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 21st of 501 Massachusetts middle schools.


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