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 6 public middle schools serving 4,987 students in Newton County School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Georgia.
Public Middle Schools in Newton County School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Georgia public middle school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public middle school average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
22 Schools
641 Schools
# Students
18,785 Students
468,002 Students
# Teachers
1,137 Teachers
31,251 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.
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
918 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
141 Students
19,548 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,929 Students
79,715 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
17%
# Black Students
11,240 Students
177,766 Students
% Black Students
60%
38%
# White Students
4,538 Students
169,093 Students
% White Students
24%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
45 Students
544 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
869 Students
20,283 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
652
920
# Students in K Grade:
1,221
4,966
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,245
5,218
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,277
5,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,306
5,645
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,306
5,951
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,370
8,668
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,335
126,398
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,488
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,530
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,795
9,354
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,563
7,213
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,416
6,032
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,281
4,944
# 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Newton County Theme School At Ficquett
(Math: 49% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2207 Williams St Ne
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 786-2636
Grades: K-8
| 946 students
Rank: #22.
Indian Creek Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11051 Covington By Pass Rd
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 385-6453
Grades: 6-8
| 879 students
Rank: #33.
Veterans Memorial Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
13357 Brown Bridge Rd
Covington, GA 30016
(770) 385-6893
Grades: 6-8
| 679 students
Rank: #44.
Cousins Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8187 Carlton Trl Nw
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 786-7311
Grades: 6-8
| 719 students
Rank: #55.
Clements Middle School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
66 Jack Neely Rd
Covington, GA 30016
(770) 784-2934
Grades: 6-8
| 796 students
Rank: #66.
Liberty Middle School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5225 Salem Rd
Covington, GA 30016
(678) 625-6617
Grades: 6-8
| 968 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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