Newton South High

Public 9-12

 140 Brandeis Rd
       Newton Centre, MA  02459-1314


 (617) 559-6500

District: Newton

SchoolDigger Rank:
32nd of 340 Massachusetts High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  12.4
Number of students:  1,779

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.1%
Asian:
20.0%
Hispanic:
6.0%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  11.7%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Newton South High ranked better than 90.6% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.04. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.1%), Asian (20%), Hispanic (6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Newton South High is 12.4. (See more...)
Compare Newton South High employs 143.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Newton South High:

SchoolDigger Ranks Newton South High 32nd of 340 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Newton South High in the ranking list.)

Newton:

SchoolDigger ranks Newton 29th of 332 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Newton South High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 90.36 23rd 304 92.4% 5 star ranking
2004 88.09 31st 307 89.9% 5 star ranking
2005 85.72 34th 311 89.1% 4 star ranking
2006 83.52 48th 314 84.7% 4 star ranking
2007 84.72 26th 316 91.8% 5 star ranking
2008 84.60 35th 319 89.0% 4 star ranking
2009 66.59 131st 322 59.3% 3 star ranking
2010 65.72 141st 335 57.9% 3 star ranking
2011 81.97 39th 340 88.5% 4 star ranking
2012 78.58 51st 340 85.0% 4 star ranking
2013 79.12 39th 342 88.6% 4 star ranking
2014 75.23 75th 344 78.2% 4 star ranking
2015 80.30 37th 339 89.1% 4 star ranking
2016 81.04 32nd 340 90.6% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Newton South High Test Scores

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Test score data source: Massachusetts Department of Education

About the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is designed to meet the requirements of the Education Reform Law of 1993. This law specifies that the testing program must

  • test all public school students in Massachusetts, including students with disabilities and limited English proficient students;
  • measure performance based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework learning standards;
  • report on the performance of individual students, schools, and districts.

As required by the Education Reform Law, students must pass the grade 10 tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics as one condition of eligibility for a high school diploma (in addition to fulfilling local requirements).

In addition, the MCAS program is used to hold schools and districts accountable, on a yearly basis, for the progress they have made toward the objective of the No Child Left Behind Law that all students be proficient in Reading and Mathematics by 2014.

Source: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: About the MCAS, Mass. Dept. of Education

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Enrollment information for Newton South High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 966 95 97 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1174
1989 925 87 100 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1127
1990 900 80 107 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1104
1991 897 75 100 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1091
1992 866 75 101 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1058
1993 849 84 107 15 0 n/a n/a n/a 1054
1994 891 72 133 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1109
1995 987 142 74 17 0 n/a n/a n/a 1219
1996 987 142 74 17 0 n/a n/a n/a 1219
1997 996 65 145 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1223
1998 1003 61 129 18 0 n/a n/a 0 1211
1999 1013 43 134 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1199
2000 1060 58 137 18 0 n/a n/a 0 1273
2001 1110 63 141 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1333
2002 1153 73 145 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1399
2003 1153 73 145 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1399
2004 1200 75 174 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1487
2005 1211 75 212 54 0 n/a n/a 0 1552
2006 1230 94 237 105 0 n/a n/a 34 1700
2007 1251 98 247 101 0 n/a n/a 48 1745
2008 1235 108 282 100 1 n/a n/a 55 1781
2009 1219 92 306 85 1 0 58 0 1761
2010 1187 80 326 72 1 0 53 0 1719
2011 1163 83 334 75 2 0 49 0 1706
2012 1140 80 338 79 1 1 52 0 1691
2013 1144 83 343 85 1 3 63 0 1722
2014 1158 83 356 106 1 3 72 0 1779

Test score 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 Newton South High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1174 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1127 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1104 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1091 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1058 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1054 n/a 0 n/a
1994 1109 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1219 n/a 0 n/a
1996 1219 n/a 0 n/a
1997 1223 n/a 0 n/a
1998 1211 n/a 0 n/a
1999 1199 n/a 0 1.7
2000 1273 n/a 0 2.0
2001 1333 n/a 0 2.6
2002 1399 n/a n/a 1.9
2003 1399 n/a n/a 1.9
2004 1487 131.0 11.4 4.7
2005 1552 130.1 11.9 5.0
2006 1700 137.0 12.4 6.4
2007 1745 150.0 11.6 5.2
2008 1781 147.3 12.1 5.7
2009 1761 138.4 12.7 5.7
2010 1719 134.8 12.7 8.2
2011 1706 127.7 13.3 9.4
2012 1691 124.6 13.5 10.2
2013 1722 136.4 12.6 9.5
2014 1779 143.1 12.4 11.7

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Newton South High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1174 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1127 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1104 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1091 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1058 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1054 n/a 0 n/a
1994 1109 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1219 n/a 0 n/a
1996 1219 n/a 0 n/a
1997 1223 n/a 0 n/a
1998 1211 n/a 0 n/a
1999 1199 n/a 0 1.7
2000 1273 n/a 0 2.0
2001 1333 n/a 0 2.6
2002 1399 n/a n/a 1.9
2003 1399 n/a n/a 1.9
2004 1487 131.0 11.4 4.7
2005 1552 130.1 11.9 5.0
2006 1700 137.0 12.4 6.4
2007 1745 150.0 11.6 5.2
2008 1781 147.3 12.1 5.7
2009 1761 138.4 12.7 5.7
2010 1719 134.8 12.7 8.2
2011 1706 127.7 13.3 9.4
2012 1691 124.6 13.5 10.2
2013 1722 136.4 12.6 9.5
2014 1779 143.1 12.4 11.7

Test score 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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Education.

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