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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.

2014-2015 School Calendar Approved

The 2014-2015 school calendar has been approved. To read more information about the calendar or to print off a copy, click here

More Recent News

NCSS Releases College and Career Ready Performance Index Scoresmore

Newton High School Student Wins State Science Fair/Middle School Students Also Bring Home Awardsmore

Seventh Grade Students Earn Recognition from Duke University Talent Identification Programmore

CRCT Testing Begins Next Weekmore

Newton Education Foundation Awards Spring Grantsmore

NCSS to Host Spring Education Summitmore

Eastside Students Make All-State Chorusmore

NCSS Announces 2014 Governor's Honorsmore

Student Insurance

Newton County School System does not carry insurance for student accidents. We recommend you purchase coverage for your child, especially if there is no other health or accident insurance coverage available for your child.

Click here to access our Student Insurance Page.

Get Involved in Your Child's Education

Visit our Parent Involvement page for information on opportunities for learning and engagement; free educational websites; and Title I parent involvement meetings.

Parent Involvement Info

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 IIA-Shannon Buff, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1224

·         Title VI-A. Alan Satterfield, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770)787-1330 ext. 1259

·         Title IX—B. 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—C. Alan Satterfield, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1259

·         Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Act of 2006-Mr. James Woodard, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 6511

Picture of the Week


 The Newton Education Foundation--Reimagine Newton, awarded four grants to Newton County School System teachers at the Board of Education's monthly work session on Tuesday, April 15. Overall, the foundation awarded approximately $6,000 in grants to teachers Cecily Bullock of Alcovy High School; Jessi Braswell of Cousins Middle School; Randy Norman of Newton County Theme School at Ficquett; and Benjamin Green, of South Salem Elementary School.

Click here to read our press release. 


2014 Kindergarten Round-Up

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 5- May 8, 2014. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2014 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2009) to register for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

For more information, click here to read our press release and access registration documents. 

New Immunization Requirements for Rising 7th Graders

ATTENTION Parents of current 6th Grade Students:   State Change in Immunizations Effective July, 2014

Georgia’s immunization requirements for children attending 7th grade have been revised.  Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th  graders and new entrants into Georgia schools grades 8th through 12th, will be required to have  Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines prior to entering school. 

Parents, please plan to have your child vaccinated well in advance of the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Seventh grade students will not receive class schedules unless they have these vaccines. If you have questions please contact your school nurse.

Read letter from State School Superintendent 

House Bill 251 Information

House Bill 251 information will be posted online in late June. Please check our website at that time for further information.

Community Input Requested on Proposed Policy Revisions

The Superintendent has recommended that the school board adopt revisions to Policy IFBG-Computer Acceptable Use, that were proposed at the March 11 Work Session meeting. The school board is scheduled to vote on the proposed changes at their April 15 Work Session. Until then, the item is out for community input. You can read the proposed changes by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions or suggestions please email


Click here to read Proposed Changes to Policy IFBG-Computer Acceptable Use Policy.

School Spotlights

Visit our School Spotlight page and read about all of the great things happening at our schools. Each week we will spotlight a different school so check back often!

Click here to go to our School Spotlight page for more features on our schools. 

Meet the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

Congratulations to the students selected to participate in School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's 2013-2014 Student Advisory Council. The Student Advisory Council will meet periodically during the school year with Superintendent Fuhrey to discuss how decisions made at the district level are affecting students throughout the county. Student members will serve as advisors and act as liaisons between the Newton County School System Central Office and the students of NCSS. Click on the picture to the left to read the biographies of these very talented students!

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.

Visit my webpage.

Samantha M. Fuhrey, Ed.S.
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Upcoming Events

2014 NCSS Spelling Bee

2013 NCSS Elementary School Literacy Days Competition

2013 Middle School Literacy Days Competition

Mentor A Student Today!

Welcome to NCSS!

Newton 2050 Plan