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The Newton County School System envisions students, who through a rigorous and relevant education, will be able to think critically in order to produce, perform, create, and communicate their knowledge competitively to a hyper-connected, global audience.

2016-2017 School Calendar

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BOE Approves 2017-2018 School Calendar


The Newton County Board of Education has approved the 2017-2018 school calendar.

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Contest Opportunities for NCSS Students

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NCSS Students Can Download MS Office Suite for Free

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More Recent News

NCCA STEM Institute Awarded Georgia STEM Certificationmore

Newton County Board of Education Achieves 2016 GSBA Quality School Board Statusmore

Newton College and Career Academy Hosts Annual Networking Luncheonmore

NCSS Announces 2015-2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index Scoresmore

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band Performs in 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parademore

NCSS Provides Free My Stop App for Parents to Track Student’s Bus Locationmore

NCSS Announces Intent to Destroy Special Education Recordsmore

Newton County School System Students and Staff Collect Over 18,000 Cans of Food During Annual Can-A-Thonmore

Alumni Spotlight

John Addison
Former Co-CEO of Primerica
 Newton County Comprehensive High School, Class of 1975 

Picture of the Week

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band Performs in 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets, November 27 to watch the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Hollywood, California, and little did they know they would be in for such a spectacular treat. Character balloons, equestrian units, holiday floats, and celebrities as far as the eye could see—Larry King, Robert Wagner, Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno, Deidre Hall, Bill Engval, Jack Scalia, Olivia Newton-John, The Pride of Eastside (TPOE) Marching Band, and many, many, more dazzled the crowds and officially kicked off the Christmas season in Tinsel Town!

That’s right, The Pride of Eastside Marching Band packed up and traveled cross-country to California to deliver some holiday spirit, courtesy of Covington, Georgia! According to Eastside High School band director, Alan Fowler, 80 TPOE members, including 59 winds, 10 drumline, 9 color guard, and two drum majors, flew to California last week to participate in one of the most famous Christmas parades of all time. The trip has been in the works since Fowler learned TPOE had been selected to participate shortly after Christmas 2014. 

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NCSS Parents Encouraged to Take the Georgia Parent Survey

NCSS parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey, which is used to calculate School Climate Star Ratings. The survey can be completed by personal computer, smartphone, or tablet, or on a computer at your student's school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The deadline to take the survey is Friday, March 3, 2017.

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Meet Our Scholars of the Week

To recognize and promote NCSS students with exemplary academic performance and outstanding contributions to their school and community we highlight two high school seniors each week beginning the second 9-week quarter as scholars of the week. To be eligible for this recognition, the high school senior must be in good standing with his or her school, have a GPA of 90 or higher, and be nominated with the approval of the principal.


 Blakely Dimsdale
Alcovy High School
  Alyssa-Dean Huie
Eastside High School &
NCCA STEM Institute

Visit our Scholar of the Week page to see our complete list of 2016-2017 NCSS Scholars of the Week.

From the Superintendent

Welcome to Newton County School System. Our mission is to provide educational excellence for ALL students. Our students regularly compete at the local, state, and national levels and we pride ourselves as a district that provides great academic and extracurricular programs for our students. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, resident, or business owner, I encourage you to get involved and support Newton County Schools--where Spirit, Pride, and Excellence make the difference!

As the school year progresses I will be sharing information and thoughts with you on my webpage so I hope you will check back often.

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Samantha M. Fuhrey, Ed.S.
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NCSS Non-Discrimination Policy

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Act of 2006): or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) in educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Students, parents, employees and the general public are hereby notified that the Newton County Board of Education does not discriminate in any educational programs or activities or in employment policies.

The following individuals have been designated as the employees responsible for coordinating the school system’s effort to implement this nondiscriminatory policy.

  • Title II:  Shannon Buff, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1224
  • Title VI: Brooke Ramsey, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770)787-1330 ext. 1278
  • Title IX: Darren Berry, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1203
  • Section 504: Darren Berry, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1203
  • ADA: Brooke Ramsey, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1278
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Act of 2006:  Dr.Tim Schmitt, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1273

Get the My Stop App

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Transcript Requests

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Upcoming Events

2017 Teacher of the Year Reception

2016 NCSS Spelling Bee

2016 NCSS Retirement Dinner

2016 NCSS Partner in Education Reception

NCSS 2015 Elementary School Literacy Days Competition

NCSS 2015 Middle School Literacy Days Competition

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