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Needham Public Schools

These results for Needham Public Schools, released in September 2009, are for the MCAS exams taken in the spring of 2009. Source: Massachusetts Department of Education.

DISTRICT SUMMARY

Grade 3

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 21 53 24 2 419
  State 12 45 33 10 70,675
Mathematics District 33 45 15 6 421
  State 20 40 25 15 70,791

Grade 4

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 16 53 28 3 434
  State 12 42 35 11 70,471
Mathematics District 22 43 32 3 439
  State 16 32 41 11 70,709

Grade 5

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 26 58 14 1 420
  State 15 48 29 8 71,661
Mathematics District 39 37 21 3 419
  State 22 32 29 18 71,793
Science & Tech District 20 41 36 3 419
  State 17 32 39 12 71,686

Grade 6

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 31 55 11 3 409
  State 16 50 24 9 70,999
Mathematics District 39 39 17 5 410
  State 24 33 27 16 71,085

Grade 7

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 29 61 9 1 352
  State 14 56 23 7 71,696
Mathematics District 36 39 19 5 351
  State 16 33 30 21 71,975

Grade 8

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 25 70 4 1 353
  State 15 63 15 6 73,140
Mathematics District 43 39 13 5 353
  State 20 28 28 23 73,170
Science & Tech District 11 54 31 5 352
  State 4 35 40 21 72,982

Grade 10

Subject Advanced Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
English District 59 37 3 1 338
  State 28 51 17 4 70,383
Mathematics District 80 13 5 2 336
  State 47 28 18 8 70,194
Science & Tech District 47 42 11 1 320
  State 16 45 29 9 68,034

SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL RESULTS

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
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd English 28 51 20 0 103 105 of 980
3rd Math 48 40 10 3 103 40 of 981
4th English 25 63 12 0 111 33 of 967
4th Math 26 50 25 0 113 72 of 967
5th English 24 59 18 0 97 117 of 896
5th Math 41 36 23 0 97 114 of 897
5th Science 22 46 30 2 97 164 of 897

John Eliot

Grade/subject % Advanced % Proficient % Needs
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd English 4 51 40 5 55 573 of 980
3rd Math 16 49 22 13 55 421 of 981
4th English 13 46 38 3 63 396 of 967
4th Math 10 43 41 6 63 387 of 967
5th English 19 53 24 3 62 304 of 896
5th Math 36 34 20 10 61 204 of 897
5th Science 30 30 38 3 61 281 of 897

Hillside Elementary

Grade/subject % Advanced % Proficient % Needs
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd English 15 52 28 6 54 344 of 980
3rd Math 33 46 15 6 54 159 of 981
4th English 16 43 34 7 61 396 of 967
4th Math 23 36 38 3 61 285 of 967
5th English 35 58 6 1 69 19 of 896
5th Math 29 43 26 1 69 167 of 897
5th Science 16 41 42 1 69 328 of 897

William Mitchell

Grade/subject % Advanced % Proficient % Needs
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd English 17 62 20 1 84 105 of 980
3rd Math 32 45 17 6 84 204 of 981
4th English 5 49 43 4 80 491 of 967
4th Math 20 42 35 4 81 235 of 967
5th English 26 60 13 1 70 78 of 896
5th Math 56 34 9 1 70 17 of 897
5th Science 21 47 23 9 70 164 of 897

Newman Elementary

Grade/subject % Advanced % Proficient % Needs
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd English 28 48 23 2 120 161 of 980
3rd Math 31 48 15 6 120 159 of 981
4th English 18 58 24 0 112 139 of 967
4th Math 27 43 29 1 112 127 of 967
5th English 28 61 12 0 119 43 of 896
5th Math 34 39 24 3 119 155 of 897
5th Science 15 38 45 3 119 394 of 897

Pollard Middle School

Grade/subject % Advanced % Proficient % Needs
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 31 56 11 2 400 60 of 565
6th Math 40 39 17 4 400 64 of 565
7th English 29 61 9 1 350 49 of 466
7th Math 37 39 19 5 349 40 of 466
8th English 25 71 4 0 340 20 of 464
8th Math 44 40 13 3 340 12 of 464
8th Science 11 55 30 4 339 45 of 464

Needham High School

Grade/subject % Advanced % Proficient % Needs
Improv.
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
10th English 60 37 3 0 326 15 of 353
10th Math 82 14 4 1 325 16 of 351
10th Science 48 42 11 0 313 19 of 341