For both math and English skills, D-S students scored a 3.7 rating on math and a 3.5 on language skills, putting them in the 94th and 95th percentiles respectively. The report estimates students leave the school system 51.5 percent ready for college--which is above the state average, according to US News. The school has a 14:1 student-teacher ratio.
The profile for the school goes on to say, "The AP® participation rate at Needham High School is 55 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 13 percent. Needham High School is the only high school in the Needham."
The school came in #358 nationwide, and ranked #47 in STEM programming.
The top place in the state went to Sturgis Charter Public School, located in Quincy. Coming in just behind Needham High is Andover High School. The town's rivals at Wellesley High School placed #7, and Dover-Sherborn High School came in #4.
Boston Magazine ranked the school systems in the Greater Boston area at the end of August, and put the school lower down, actually. According to them, Dover is ranked #32