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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Newton Community High School is an above average, public school located in Newton, IL. It has 453 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Newton Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
26 responses
Average ACT
27
50 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$35,826
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$563
National
$949
Median Home Value
$68,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Prom
    22%
  • Football and Basketball Games
    16%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Powderpuff
    16%
  • Musicals
    13%
  • Morp
    6%
  • Spirit Weeks
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
453
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,856
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,665/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Newton Community High School is a great school for being in a small, rural town. The teachers and staff are great and are always interested in pushing our education further than the classroom. I like small town theme of the school, but there are some downsides. For example we do not have many STEM related classes in the engineering or techical divisions. In the future, I hope that the administration institutes more classes for kids who are going into a field of study where more technical classes will be needed. My favorite part of the high school is the vocational classes that are still offered like Ag Science, Ag Power, and Automotive classes. Especially since Newton is such a small town, there are a lot of kids that love these classes and really help them in agricultural fields of study. This helps the small businesses and farms in the community to continue growing.
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The administration at NCHS were not supportive of me during my time there. With the exception of a few teachers, staff also generally showed little tolerance for diversity and differences in attitudes. NCHS was not an environment supportive of individuality. Preference was also heavily given to students whose parents were affiliates of the school district. Although I did not feel assisted whatsoever during the college prep and application process, the administration in the end felt that they were to credit for my academic success.
The memories I have of going to school here are bittersweet. I enjoyed the staff of the school but I feel that there was good amount of drama between the school board and the high school staff. However, the school was always looking for improvements. While I was attending, a soccer team was added to the list of sports, backed by community financial support. I didn't feel as though I was ready for college when I graduated as I didn't have parental support and was thrown into the world without a clue what I was doing. I did feel safe attending and I do feel I gained a worthy education.