|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|
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.
|Level||Number of schools||Student avg.||Student: teacher goal|
In October 2011, a controversy occurred over the content of a textbook used in World History classes which contained content that was allegedly anti-Semitic. The textbook was later removed from the curriculum.
In July 2014, The Lion's Roar, the student newspaper of Newton South High School, accused Superintendent David Fleishman of using parts of a speech by Governor Deval Patrick without credit. The accusations were levied by two members of the class of 2014. After admitting that he had failed to cite the governor, the Newton School Committee fined Fleishman one week's pay of his $250,000 salary.
On December 19, 2014 the Massachusetts Attorney General found that the Newton Public Schools and School Committee Chair Matthew Hills had committed eight violations of the state's Open Meeting Law in June and July 2014. The violations occurred in connection with the plagiarism by Newton Superintendent David Fleishman. No sanctions were imposed on Hills other than reviewing the law.