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Our Why

Every year at the Newton School Committee meeting data presented continues to show that our Black and Latinx students are performing at or below state average, while their Newton peers’ performance exceeds state average.  


Parents continue to ask why this is the case and what are the schools doing about it.  

National, and in Newton. the data shows Black and Latino students struggle to complete degrees in 6 years.


Through our experience and research with Black, Latinx, and low income NPS students and families…

  • families feel uninformed about the programs available and/or not equipped to support their children’s success, and 

  • fewer students participate in outside supplemental programs that strengthen academic competency, build self-confidence, and expose them to possibilities.

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*To be considered as obtaining a degree, a student must obtain a certification, associate, bachelor, or any other postsecondary degree by end of 2018-19.

**All Newton data from the MA DESE DART and Nationally Source: 2017 Inside Higher Ed report

English Language Arts Performance by Subgroup
Math Performance by Subgroup

NPS ELA & Math 2022 MCAS Results for Black and Latinx students Indicate additional supports would be beneficial.

Factors of Post Secondary Success

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