Newton County High School

16255 Hwy 503
Decatur, MS 39327
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Newton County High School serves 923 students in grades 6-12.
Newton County High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Newton County High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Newton County High School's student population of 923 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students923 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Newton County High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Newton County High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#217 out of 825 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
21%
48%
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White
71%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.450.58
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Newton County High School is Newton High School (8.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is N H Pilate Middle School (7.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Newton County Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur East Central Alternative School Alternative School

    1.8 miles
    273 Tenth Avenue
    Decatur, MS 39327
    (601) 635-2118
    1.8 n/a n/a
  • Decatur Newton County Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 837 students
    1.9 miles
    15881 Highway 15
    Decatur, MS 39327
    (601) 635-2956
    1.9 K-5 837
  • Decatur Newton County Vocational Complex Vocational School

    2.0 miles
    15935 Highway 15 North
    Decatur, MS 39327
    (601) 635-4138
    2 n/a n/a
  • Newton N H Pilate Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 230 students
    7.7 miles
    531 E. Church Street
    Newton, MS 39345
    (601) 683-3926
    7.7 6-8 230
  • Newton Newton High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 262 students
    8.1 miles
    201 W. First Street
    Newton, MS 39345
    (601) 683-2232
    8.1 9-12 262

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