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Early Release Day — Needham Public Schools
Needham Public Schools will have an early release on Tuesday, Feb. 14, as staff participate in professional development.
Early release times for each school in the Needham Public School District are as follows:
- High Rock School—11:20 a.m.
- Pollard Middle School—11:30 a.m.
- Needham High School—11:40 a.m.
- Broadmeadow Elementary School—12:05 p.m.
- Eliot Elementary School—12:05 p.m.
- Hillside Elementary School—12:05 p.m.
- Mitchell Elementary School—12:05 p.m.
- Newman Elementary School—12:30 p.m.
Click here to see a complete list of early releases, delayed openings and school closings.
More About Town of Needham: Public Schools
Needham Public Schools encompass eight separate facilities ranging from pre-Kindergarten to high school. Broadmeadow, Eliot, Hillside, Mitchell and Newman comprise the five elementary schools (K-5, with an integrated preschool program at Newman), High Rock School houses the community's sixth graders, and the Pollard Middle School (7 & 8) and Needham High School round out the remaining institutions.
The FY10 School Department Operating Budget is $45,382,885, with 88% devoted to salaries, 10% for purchase of service and 2% going to expenses. Enrollment in 2008-2009 was 2,621 in Pre K-5, 1,104 at the middle school level and 1,404 in high school. The average class size is between 20 and 22.
The Superintendent's Office is located in the Emery Grover Administration Building, located at 1330 Highland Avenue. Daniel E. Gutekanst is the Superintendent of Schools and Joyce Wiggin is the Administrative Assistant. Members of the community are urged to contact the office with questions, ideas and concerns at email@example.com.