Newton County School District

3187 Newton Drive Ne
Covington, GA 30014
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Newton County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public high schools serving 6,055 students in Newton County School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Georgia.
Public High Schools in Newton County School District have an average math proficiency score of 6% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 14% (versus the 32% statewide average).
Public High School in Newton County School District have a Graduation Rate of 89%, which is more than the Georgia average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Eastside High School, with 91% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Georgia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
22 Schools
521 Schools
# Students
18,785 Students
569,146 Students
# Teachers
1,137 Teachers
33,706 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Newton County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
#169 out of 221 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newton County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
17%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newton County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
26%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newton County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Newton County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.70
# American Indian Students
23 Students
1,146 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
141 Students
25,364 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,929 Students
96,392 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
17%
# Black Students
11,240 Students
207,638 Students
% Black Students
60%
37%
# White Students
4,538 Students
216,687 Students
% White Students
24%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
45 Students
647 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
869 Students
21,156 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
652
328
# Students in K Grade:
1,221
1,299
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,245
1,429
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,277
1,464
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,306
1,744
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,306
1,914
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,370
2,429
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,335
4,172
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,488
5,008
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,530
8,733
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,795
160,653
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,563
137,060
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,416
125,123
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,281
117,790
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,471 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,333. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,446 is higher than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has grown by 18% over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$253 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Newton County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$271 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Newton County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,471
$14,333
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Newton County  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,446
$13,458
This chart display average spending per public school student in Newton County  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Newton County School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Eastside High School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
10245 Eagle Dr
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 784-2920
Grades: 9-12
| 1,611 students
Rank: #22.
Newton High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Ram Way
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 787-2250
Grades: 9-12
| 2,478 students
Rank: #33.
Alcovy High School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
14567 Highway 36
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 784-4995
Grades: 9-12
| 1,966 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 22 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 18,785 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : 89% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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