Newton County High School

  • Newton County High School serves 965 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 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 57%.

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School Overview

  • Newton County High School's student population of 965 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students965 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newton County High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Newton County High School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#255 out of 840 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newton County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newton County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
23%
49%
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White
71%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Newton County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Newton County High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.440.31
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Graduation Rate85-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newton County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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