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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Newton County Schools is a public school district located in Covington, GA. It has 19,682 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
3187 Newton Drive NE
Covington, GA 30014
Telephone
(770) 787-1330
Website

Newton County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1040
701 responses
Average ACT
21
587 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,682
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,890
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$194,839,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,319/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    8%

Newton County Schools Reviews

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The teachers at most of the schools in Newton county are wonderful. Most of them take a genuine interest in the students and their educations. The lack of parental involvement is noticeable. The district is zoned in such a way that it provides support, both academically and financially, for the schools in the areas with the higher income residents and the remaining schools are basically brushed aside. Once they actually get administration in to schools that cares about the kids and programs, that administration is "forced" out in order to further the careers of friends. Overall, great teachers, poor leadership!
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Newton County Career Academy is an excellent school. The teachers are very good role models and work hard to inspire students. The facility is nice. The kids who attend are serious about doing well in school. There are many clubs and all sorts of activities going on all the time. The school offers a lot to prepare the students for their futures. There are work based learning pathways, attend college early pathways, internships and many more opportunities available.
I really enjoy the overall school atmosphere and social interactions that i have developed over the years. I have been within the Newton County System since kindergarten and I have meet some really nice friends and have known many teachers. The teachers have much respect for any student who resides within the Newton County System regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or background.
I am very thankful to have been nurtured in such a great county and would not recommend any other county over Newton County.