Top 5 Best Newton Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 4,792 students in Newton, NC (there are 1 private school, serving 61 private students). 99% of all K-12 students in Newton, NC are educated in public schools compared to the NC state average of 93%. Newton has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Newton, NC are Discovery High School, Fred T Foard High School and Jacobs Fork Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Newton, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Newton have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Best Newton, NC Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Discovery High School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
301 West 18th St
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 466-5581
Grades: 9-12
| 211 students
Rank: #22.
Fred T Foard High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3407 Plateau Road
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1496
Grades: 9-12
| 877 students
Rank: #33.
Jacobs Fork Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3431 Plateau Road
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1827
Grades: 7-8
| 529 students
Rank: #44.
Startown Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4119 Startown Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-1257
Grades: PK-6
| 534 students
Rank: #55.
Balls Creek Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2620 Balls Creek Road
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-4766
Grades: PK-6
| 657 students
Rank: #66.
Blackburn Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4377 W Nc 10 Hwy
Newton, NC 28658
(704) 462-1344
Grades: K-6
| 496 students
Rank: #77.
Newton-conover High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
338 W 15th Street
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 465-0920
Grades: 9-12
| 709 students
Rank: #88.
South Newton Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
306 West I Street
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-4061
Grades: PK-5
| 343 students
Rank: #99.
North Newton Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
221 West 26th St
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-2631
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students

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