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Hillside Elementary School
28 Glen Gary Rd, Needham, MA 02494
Hillside School refers to itself as "an inclusive neighborhood school" that enrolls students in grades kindergartenMore through five. Michael Kascak is the principal. There are roughly 400 students at Hillside. The school has incorporated programs such as METCO, the Collaborative Internship Program and the Early Learning Center II program.
Town of Needham: Public Schools
1330 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Needham Public Schools encompass eight separate facilities ranging from pre-Kindergarten to high school. Broadmeadow,More 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 dan_gutekanst@needham.k12.ma.us.

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