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Needham, MA
Students enrolled: 713

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1155 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

(781) 455-0416
(781) 453-2523
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September 22, 2014
The Newman School is a large school that focuses on the social and emotional well being of children and celebrates its diversity as a community. I don't believe the previous comments truly reflect the transformation that this school has undergone. The educators at Newman truly care about students and their growth. The parents are involved and contribute their time and resources in many ways.

- submitted by a teacher

September 22, 2014
I'm confused by the review from another parent back in August -- she talks about how bad communication is but then talks about how much she likes her child's teacher, the staff, and even the principal! I'm not sure what people would expect? Newman is a great school -- yes, it's big and houses many program, but for our kids that has meant a wide variety of activities and opportunities that you don't always get elsewhere. This year they extended the school day, added more PE, and even added Spanish. All-in-all we've had a great experience and will always look back on it fondly.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2014
I think the ratings system should reflect comments made in a two year rolling system. Five stars from a 2007 review is totally irrelevant in 2014. So..if we even use a one year time period, Newman's average falls to 3 stars--where, in my opinion, it belongs.

- submitted by a teacher

August 30, 2014
We have had bad communication about anything and everything since starting at this school. This school is massive, in fact someone informed me it is the largest elementry in the state (unsure if this is true, but I wouldn't be suprised!) and is still over crowded. Lost messages between office and classroom, inflicting information given at parent teacher meetings. That being said, I gave it three stars as my son liked his teacher, is happy to go in every day, and all the staff seems nice when I have had face to face interaction. Also, the little interact we had from the principal seemed very nice.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2009
I love Newman Elementary. The new principal Rita and our Assistant Pincipal seem right on top of every issue that could arise. I feel confindent that my children are getting an unbelievable education. I do not feel my children are at any risk in this school system. The school is big, but does not feel big. There is a great sense of community that continues to build.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 06, 2009
THis is a big school with big problems. The new principal and vice proncipal seem overwhelmed by the tasks facing them. Parents seem willing to accept what the school does, only to find out as the children mature that they have not received all of the services that they require. As the largest school intown, the children here are underserved by the school system. With a great deal of turnover amongst the most experienced and valued teachers, the students are at risk in this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2008
i love this school all the teachers are great!!!!

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2007
Newman is a big school with a small feel. It was a middle school that has been converted to an elementary so it is big. The community is very involved in the school and there are a lot of programs for the kids to get involved in. They do not offer a language because of budget cuts. The principal and vice principal are new and are visible and accessible to parents. The playground is a kid's dream and mcas scores are above average for the area. Overall, a very good school.

- submitted by a parent

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Newman Elementary School
1155 Central Avenue, Needham, MA  02492
(781) 455-0416
Last modified Newman Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newman Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top