Newton South High School
Located in Newton Center, Newton South High School is one of two public high schools in Newton, with the other being Newton North High School in Newtonville. Most students that attend Newton South come from Brown and Oak Hill Middle Schools which are located just on the other side of the high school's athletic fields.
Students at the school have access to a wide range of AP courses and electives, preparing them for a life of higher education and success after high school. The student body is broken up into four "houses" -- Goldrick House, Goodwin House, Cutler House and Wheeler House -- each with its own housemaster, secretary and guidance counselors.
Newton South High School is a half-mile walk to the #52 bus, which stops at the intersection of Parker Street and Roosevelt Road.
- Fax: 617-559-6701
- Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, 7:40am - 2:35pm; Tue, Fri, 7:40am - 1:55pm
- Handicap Accessible: There is a ramp by the front door, and handicapped parking spots are available in the lot.
- Founding Date: 1960
- Number of students: 1,719
- Male-to-female ratio: 856 to 863
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 12.7 to 1
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 134.9
- Grade levels: 9-12
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Library, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: U.S. History, Chinese, French, Music Theory, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Psychology, U.S. Government and Politics, English Lit and Comp, English Language and Comp, Russian, Biology, Studio Art, European History, Spanish
- Extracurricular activities available: Denbola (newspaper), Children of the Candy (improv), South Stage (theater), Tertulia (art and dance), Model UN, Newton Educational Workshops, Destination: Education, Water Aid International, South Senate, Taekwondo, step squad, yearbook, mock trial
- Student clubs: Lion's Roar newspaper, gay/straight alliance, black student union, Jewish student union, Asian student organization, Latino student union. Clubs: philosophy, ping-pong , anti-war, marathon, fashion and design. Teams: math, science, speech.
- Sports teams: Baseball, football, field hockey, dance, fall/spring volleyball, golf, cross country, basketball, gymnastics, nordic ski, alpine ski, ice hockey, wrestling, swimming, winter/spring track, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse