Newton High School

201 W. First Street
Newton, MS 39345
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Newton High School serves 262 students in grades 9-12.
Newton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Newton High School's student population of 262 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Newton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 High School is 0.13, 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
#646 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
n/a
4%
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Black
93%
48%
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White
6%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.130.58
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton Municipal School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Newton High School is Newton County High School (8.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is N H Pilate Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Newton Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newton Newton Municipal Career Center Vocational School

    0.0 miles
    203 W. First Street
    Newton, MS 39345
    (601) 683-6338
    0 n/a n/a
  • Newton Newton Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 488 students
    0.3 miles
    301 W. Tatum Street
    Newton, MS 39345
    (601) 683-3979
    0.3 K-5 488
  • Newton N H Pilate Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 230 students
    0.7 miles
    531 E. Church Street
    Newton, MS 39345
    (601) 683-3926
    0.7 6-8 230
  • Decatur Newton County High School Math: 51% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-12 | 923 students
    8.1 miles
    16255 Hwy 503
    Decatur, MS 39327
    (601) 635-4261
    8.1 6-12 923
  • Decatur East Central Alternative School Alternative School

    8.4 miles
    273 Tenth Avenue
    Decatur, MS 39327
    (601) 635-2118
    8.4 n/a n/a

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