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Needham Public Schools

These results for Needham Public Schools, released in September 2008, are for the MCAS exams taken in the spring of 2008. Source: Massachusetts Department of Education.

District summary

 All Students


 Spring 2008 Exam
% of students at each performance level No. of
students
tested
Advanced/
Above
Proficient
Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
  Grade 3
English District 28 48 21 3 430
  State 14 41 33 11 70,282
Mathematics District 40 41 15 4 430
  State 25 36 25 14 70,397
  Grade 4
English District 12 50 34 3 418
  State 8 41 39 13 71,159
Mathematics District 29 34 33 4 417
  State 20 29 38 13 71,454
  Grade 5
English District 23 62 13 2 415
  State 13 48 30 9 70,644
Mathematics District 39 35 23 3 415
  State 22 30 30 17 70,748
Science & Tech District 22 39 36 3 415
  State 17 33 38 12 70,689
  Grade 6
English District 35 54 9 1 358
  State 15 52 24 8 71,572
Mathematics District 45 35 15 5 360
  State 23 33 26 18 71,678
  Grade 7
English District 29 62 6 2 355
  State 12 57 23 8 72,782
Mathematics District 32 44 18 6 354
  State 15 32 29 24 73,167
  Grade 8
English District 22 67 8 3 372
  State 12 63 18 7 73,267
Mathematics District 37 35 19 9 371
  State 19 30 27 24 73,367
Science & Tech District 5 59 29 6 371
  State 3 36 39 22 73,205
  Grade 10
English District 59 36 3 2 379
  State 24 51 21 4 71,478
Mathematics District 77 16 6 2 377
  State 43 29 19 9 71,176
Science & Tech District 31 56 11 2 362
  State 14 43 31 12 72,219

Note: "Placement overall" ranks schools by combining the percentage of students who were either "Advanced" or "Proficient" and comparing that number for each subject and grade with schools across the state. The ranking was done by Boston.com.
Broadmeadow
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 39 50 11 0 112 13 of 1,002
3rd Math 61 33 5 1 113 9 of 1,001
4th English 17 55 28 0 98 135 of 985
4th Math 42 33 24 1 98 108 of 985
5th English 18 68 11 2 92 76 of 912
5th Math 43 35 18 3 92 81 of 912
5th Science 29 35 35 1 92 249 of 912

John Eliot
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 5 58 33 4 57 405 of 1,002
3rd Math 30 51 14 5 57 138 of 1,001
4th English 7 39 42 12 59 520 of 985
4th Math 25 20 47 7 59 561 of 985
5th English 26 51 18 4 68 200 of 912
5th Math 47 21 26 6 68 208 of 912
5th Science 34 28 29 9 68 277 of 912

Hillside Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 27 37 29 7 59 380 of 1,002
3rd Math 32 36 24 8 59 396 of 1,001
4th English 6 47 44 3 66 407 of 985
4th Math 26 35 38 2 66 272 of 985
5th English 23 61 13 3 70 110 of 912
5th Math 34 41 23 1 70 115 of 912
5th Science 21 39 36 4 70 304 of 912

William Mitchell
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 20 54 22 4 83 187 of 1,002
3rd Math 30 42 23 5 83 310 of 1,001
4th English 4 61 31 3 70 224 of 985
4th Math 23 41 30 6 70 239 of 985
5th English 25 63 10 1 67 51 of 912
5th Math 51 34 15 0 67 31 of 912
5th Science 22 48 28 1 67 174 of 912

Newman Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 34 43 21 2 116 136 of 1,002
3rd Math 35 46 15 4 116 138 of 1,001
4th English 19 49 31 2 121 192 of 985
4th Math 28 38 30 4 120 209 of 985
5th English 23 64 14 0 111 63 of 912
5th Math 28 41 29 2 111 193 of 912
5th Science 11 46 42 1 111 355 of 912

Pollard Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 35 54 9 1 355 47 of 565
6th Math 46 35 15 4 356 45 of 565
7th English 30 63 6 1 345 25 of 464
7th Math 32 45 18 4 344 27 of 463
8th English 22 67 8 3 369 101 of 462
8th Math 38 35 18 9 368 54 of 462
8th Science 5 60 28 7 367 50 of 462

Needham High School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
10th English 60 36 2 1 371 11 of 349
10th Math 78 15 5 1 369 26 of 346
10th Science 31 56 11 1 358 25 of 340