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About This School

Hillside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Needham. The principal of Hillside Elementary School is Michael Kascak. 429 students go to Hillside Elementary School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the 429 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hillside Elementary School is 16:1. Eliot Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 77% 85%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Teacher to student ratios are great. Teachers are patient and fun. Wouldn't have my children at any other shool in Needham!

  • (6 years ago)

    Hillside is an excellent school with solid academics and a wonderful faculty and administration. The relatively young principle has created innovative programs including a partnership with Lesley University that brings in education majors as assistants and a partnership with SmartBoard that provides several of their best in return for being a demonstration school. The faculty has extremely low turnover despite a highly competitive job market in the surrounding towns.

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