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Newton

Key educational benchmarks
Newton Massachusetts
% of third graders who meet or exceed expectations in reading (Next-generation MCAS, 2018) 67% 52%
% of students graduating high school within four years 96.2% 87.9%
Early education and care
   
% of children under age 6 with all parents in the labor force 70.7%
71.3%
# of preschool-aged (3-5 yrs) children 2,940
224,901
% of 3- and 4-year-old children enrolled in an early education program (estimate only) 79.8%
59.1%
# of public schools with preschool classrooms 1
515
# of licensed center-based programs 52
2,137
# of licensed family child care providers 60
6,228
K-12 education1
   
# of students enrolled in public school 12,883
951,631
% of public school students identified as economically disadvantaged 8.7%
31.2%
% of public school students whose first language is not English 25.1%
21.9%
% of public school students receiving special education services 18.7%
18.1%
% of public school kindergarten students attending full-day kindergarten 100.0%
96.4%
 
Child population
Birth-5 6-18
  Newton Massachusetts Newton Massachusetts
# of children 5,538 442,592 15,092 1,074,498
% of children living below the poverty line2 3.9%
16.1%
3.8%
13.9%
% who are Black or African American 2.0% 7.4% 2.7% 7.3%
% who are Asian 14.2% 6.3% 12.9% 5.2%
% who are Hispanic or Latino 5.8% 16.9% 5.7% 13.9%
% who are White 70.6% 63.1% 73.8% 69.1%
% of students who are another race, or two or more races3 7.4% 6.2% 4.9% 4.4%
   
1 Community data excludes charter and vocational schools. Economically disadvantaged is calculated based on a student's participation in one or more of the following state-administered programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC); the Department of Children and Families' (DCF) foster care program; and MassHealth (Medicaid).
2 Includes children birth to 17. The 2015 federal poverty guideline for a family of four is $24,250 per year.
3 Includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
Sources: Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Census 2010, ACS 13-17.
 
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