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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Newton Unified School District is a public school district located in Newton, KS. It has 3,508 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
About Newton Unified School District...
Address
308 East First
Newton, KS 67114
Telephone
(316) 284-6200
Website

Newton Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1240
6 responses
Average ACT
25
159 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,508
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,314
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$35,224,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,895/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Newton Unified School District Reviews

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I am currently a senior at Newton High School. Throughout my years in the school district I have enjoyed participating on the dance team, in debate and many clubs. However, I have not enjoyed the amount of safety our administration has provided us with. Just recently, 7 high school students were arrested in a campus drug bust, as they were selling drugs at school. There are still multiple students who continue doing this, even after the arrests were made, and the administration seems to turn a blind eye, insisting they have taken care of the problem completely.
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I was a part of the Newton Unified School District from fifth grade to sophomore year and then returned from the end of junior year and up until graduation in May of 2015. I found that the teachers here are much more hands on than in the other two school districts that I have been in. I like how, because it is a smaller district, there is more of an opportunity for closer relationships to form between students and teachers allowing for an easier transition throughout school. This made all of the difference for my time in school.
The majority of the teachers are really interested in helping students to be successful. They are willing to help students with work before school even starts or by staying late after school. They listen to what you have to say and take an interest in what their students are involved with. Many of them really go out of their way and make learning a new concept fun. They use games as a learning experience to help the new idea makes sense in a down to earth way. They get involved with student life as well, by attending school events students are involved with and cheering them on. They take time to get to know their students and welcome parent involvement as well in classrooms. Many of the staff are very giving and thoughtful and will give students supplies that they have paid for with their own money to those that may not be able to afford them. We have the right size of town where people can learn to know others and call them by name.