|Newton Public Schools|
|100 Walnut Street,|
Newton, MA 02460
|Superintendent||David A. Fleishman|
$18,778 per pupil
|Students and staff|
|Student-teacher ratio||12.4 to 1|
1258 total (2017–2018)
|Website||Newton Public Schools|
Newton Public Schools is a school district in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. The district features four middle schools that lead into two high schools.
A school district is a special-purpose district that operates local public primary and secondary schools in various nations.
Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Boston and is bordered by Boston's Brighton and West Roxbury neighborhoods to the east and south, respectively, and by the suburb of Brookline to the east, the suburbs of Watertown and Waltham to the north, and Weston, Wellesley and Needham to the west. Rather than having a single city center, Newton resembles a patchwork of thirteen villages. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Newton was 85,146, making it the eleventh largest city in the state.
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The Newton Public Schools are organized into an elementary school (K–5), middle school (6–8), and high school (9–12) arrangement. There was a projected enrollment of 11,237 students for FY06.
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