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For the 2021 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 5,201 students in Newton, NC. Newton has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Newton, NC are Startown Elementary School, Jacobs Fork Middle School and Balls Creek Elementary 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 46% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 47% 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 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Newton, NC Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Startown Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4119 Startown Road
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 464-1257

    Grades: PK-6 | 523 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Jacobs Fork Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3431 Plateau Road
    Newton, NC 28658
    (704) 462-1827

    Grades: 7-8 | 476 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Balls Creek Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2620 Balls Creek Road
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 464-4766

    Grades: PK-6 | 693 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Blackburn Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4377 W Nc 10 Hwy
    Newton, NC 28658
    (704) 462-1344

    Grades: K-6 | 636 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Discovery High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    301 West 18th St
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 466-5581

    Grades: 9-12 | 216 students
  • Rank: #66.
    North Newton Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    221 West 26th St
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 464-2631

    Grades: PK-5 | 507 students
  • Rank: #77.
    South Newton Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    306 West I Street
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 464-4061

    Grades: PK-5 | 421 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Fred T Foard High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3407 Plateau Road
    Newton, NC 28658
    (704) 462-1496

    Grades: 9-12 | 969 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Newton-conover High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    338 W 15th Street
    Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 465-0920

    Grades: 9-12 | 760 students
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