Newton Public Schools, Massachusetts
|Newton Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Dr. David A. Fleishman|
|Number of schools:||22|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Matt Hills|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Newton Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtMiddlesex County, Massachusetts. The county seats of Middlesex County are Lowell and Cambridge. Middlesex County is home to 1,537,215 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census.
Middlesex County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 50.2% of Middlesex County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 39.0% for Massachusetts as a whole. The median household income in Middlesex County was $81,420 compared to $66,658 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 7.9% compared to 11.0% for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The superintendent of Newton Public Schools is Dr. David A. Fleishman. Fleishman was formally appointed to the position by the School Committee on July 1, 2010. He earned his B.A. degree in Government from Connecticut College, his Master's degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Teacher College, Columbia University. Fleishman worked for both the government and for several non-profit organizations before teaching social studies in the New York City school system. He served as an assistant superintendent in two school districts and as the superintendent of a New York school district for five years before joining Newton Public Schools.
Newton Public Schools are overseen by a nine-member board, eight of whom are elected to two-year terms. Newton's mayor formally serves as the ninth member of the board.
|Newton School Committee|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
|Ellen P. Gibson||Ward 1||2013||2015|
|Margaret L. Albright||Ward 2||2013||2015|
|Angela Pitter-Wright||Ward 3||2011||2015|
|Diana Fisher Gomberg||Ward 4||2011||2015|
|Steven Siegel||Ward 5||2011||2015|
|Ruth E. Goldman||Ward 6||2013||2015|
|Matt Hills||Ward 7||2009||2015|
|Margie Ross Decter||Ward 8||2009||2015|
School board elections
- See also: Newton Public Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Newton School Committee are elected to two-year terms. Eight seats were up for election in 2013 and eight seats will be up for election in 2015.
The table below displays the budget for Newton Public Schools:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Newton Public Schools employed 952 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Newton Teachers Association for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|MA + 30||51,395||92,377|
|MA + 45||52,898||94,361|
|MA + 60 or Ph.D.||54,692||98,273|
Teachers and other employees in Newton are represented by the Newton Teachers Association, which is a part of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
Schools in Newton Public Schools
Newton Public Schools serves 12,335 students. Newton Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data beyond the current school year.
Newton Public Schools operates 22 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Newton Public Schools|
|Angier Elementary School|
|Bigelow Middle School|
|Bowen Elementary School|
|Brown Middle School|
|Burr Elementary School|
|Cabot Elementary School|
|Countryside Elementary School|
|F.A. Day Middle School|
|Franklin Elementary School|
|Horace Mann Elementary School|
|Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School|
|Mason-Rice Elementary School|
|Memorial Spaulding Elementary School|
|Newton Central High School|
|Newton North High School|
|Newton South High School|
|Oak Hill Middle School|
|Peirce Elementary School|
|Underwood Elementary School|
|Ward Elementary School|
|Williams Elementary School|
|Zervas Elementary School|
|Grade and Subject||Proficient or Higher||Advanced||Proficient||Needs Improvement||Warning/ Failing||Students Included||CPI||SGP||Included in SGP|
|Grade and subject||District||State||District||State||District||State||District||State||District||State|
|Grade 03 - Reading||79||57||21||12||59||45||19||36||2||8||979||93.3||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 03 - Mathematics||85||66||52||31||33||36||11||22||4||11||981||93.7||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 04 - English language arts||77||53||25||10||51||43||17||33||6||13||929||90.4||65.0||860|
|Grade 04 - Mathematics||75||52||42||18||33||34||21||38||4||10||934||91.0||71.0||864|
|Grade 05 - English language arts||85||66||41||18||44||47||11||24||5||10||1,022||94.2||66.0||957|
|Grade 05 - Mathematics||83||61||56||28||27||33||11||25||6||14||1,026||92.6||65.0||957|
|Grade 05 - Science and Tech/Eng||72||51||39||20||34||31||22||36||6||12||1,025||89.6||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 06 - English language arts||85||67||33||16||52||51||10||23||5||10||905||94.3||58.0||829|
|Grade 06 - Mathematics||81||61||49||25||32||35||11||24||8||15||906||91.4||48.5||832|
|Grade 07 - English language arts||88||72||27||12||61||59||9||22||3||7||922||96.0||46.0||865|
|Grade 07 - Mathematics||80||52||49||19||30||33||14||27||6||21||931||90.9||58.0||877|
|Grade 08 - English language arts||92||78||43||20||49||58||5||15||3||7||894||96.5||59.0||839|
|Grade 08 - Mathematics||79||55||47||22||32||32||15||25||6||20||895||90.2||54.0||836|
|Grade 08 - Science and Tech/Eng||64||39||12||4||52||35||29||43||7||18||893||84.9||N/A||N/A|
|Grade 10 - English language arts||97||91||70||45||27||46||2||7||1||2||894||99.0||59.0||742|
|Grade 10 - Mathematics||92||80||76||55||16||25||5||13||3||7||897||96.9||50.0||742|
|Grade 10 - Science and Tech/Eng||87||71||49||26||38||45||11||24||2||5||848||95.5||N/A||N/A|
|All Grades - English language arts||86||69||37||19||49||50||11||23||3||8||6,545||94.8||59.0||5,092|
|All Grades - Mathematics||82||61||53||28||29||33||12||25||5||14||6,570||92.4||58.0||5,108|
|All Grades - Science and Tech/Eng||74||53||33||16||41||37||21||35||5||12||2,766||89.9||N/A||N/A|
Newton Public Schools
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
Last rated on January 29, 2013.
|Transparency grading process|
- The budget for fiscal year 2013 is available on the school's website.
- Meeting minutes, agendas and times are posted online.
- Contact information is available for school committee members.
- Contact information is available for the administrator and some administrative officials.
- Audit information for fiscal year 2011 is available.
- Information about background checks is available in employee application forms.
- Local tax information is not listed.
- Bids over $10,000 are not available online.
- Public Records officer contact information is not available.
- State or national academic performance scores are not available.
- Massachusetts school districts
- List of school districts in Massachusetts
- Newton Public Schools elections (2013)
- School board elections portal
- Newton Public Schools
- Newton Teachers Association
- Massachusetts Department of Education
- Newton, Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Massachusetts Association of School Committees
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Cohort 2013 Graduation Rates," accessed January 28, 2014
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed January 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, Massachusetts," accessed September 10, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed September 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "Central Administration," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "Superintendent," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "About School Committee," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "Current Members," accessed January 28, 2014
- Evan Allen, Boston Globe, "Mayoral field takes shape as cutoff looms," July 28, 2013
- Newton Public Schools, "Newton Public Schools FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 5, 2013
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Teacher Data (2012-13)," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "Unit A: Memorandum of Agreement," October 28, 2011
- Newton Teachers Association, "Appendex A-1," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Teachers Association, "Home," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "Our Schools," accessed January 28, 2014
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "MCAS Tests of Spring 2013," accessed January 28, 2014
- Newton Public Schools, "FY11 Final Fiscal and Operational Report," September 12, 2011
- Newton Public Schools, "Note to Volunteers: Why CORI Reports?," September 12, 2011