About Needham High School
Needham High School is situated on a hill overlooking Memorial Park, located at approximately the geographical center of town. Due to this location, the school is easily accessible to students. The original building which has been renovated was dedicated in 1930. The new school was opened in the fall of 2006.
Needham High School is a four-year high school with a student population of approximately 1660. The faculty consists of over 170 instructional staff members, plus many additional support staff employees. In addition, the high school has 15 counselors to assist students and parents in planning an academic program, in developing post-secondary plans, and in addressing personal issues.
Our high school offers a wide range of cocurricular activities including a comprehensive interscholastic athletic program, over 150 clubs and organizations, as well as an active Student Council. Although participation in these offerings is the primary indicator of success, our athletic and academic teams are very competitive in league, state, and national competitions.
The administrative team at the high school includes the principal, three assistant principals, curriculum leaders for each program, and an athletic coordinator. A School Council comprised of parents, teachers, students, and communicty members advise the principal and develop a school improvement plan. The Parent-Teacher Council, various parent groups which support the activities programs, and the presence of parents at many school activities encourage active involvement at our school.
We are guided by our core value statement, A Caring Community Striving for Personal Growth and Academic Excellence, and strive to meet the learning needs of all our students.