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2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

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Read our Quarterly Report

NEW: Our Report on the 2nd Quarter of the 2014-2015 School Year is now available! Click here to read!

More Recent News

Newton County Schools Announce Pre-K Registration Datesmore

NCSS to Host School System Spelling Beemore

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Accepting Applications for 2015-2016 School Yearmore

NCSS Announces System Science Fair Winnersmore

Young Innovators Gear Up for Local VEX Robotics Competition in Covington, GA JANUARY 31, 2015more

Take the Georgia Parent Survey to Rate Your Child's Schoolmore

West Newton Elementary School Removed From State Focus School Listmore

Newton BOE Approves 2015-2016 School Calendarmore

NCSS Releases College and Career Ready Performance Index Scoresmore

Oak Hill Elementary School Closed Friday Dec. 12 Due to Outbreak of Gastroenteritismore

2014-2015 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. Tim Schmitt, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1273

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BOE Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

The Newton County Board of Education has elected a new Chair and Vice Chair for 2015. Ms. Shakila Henderson-Baker, 2014 Chair, passed the gavel to Ms. Abigail Coggin, who was elected Chair for 2015 by a unanimous vote. Mr. Almond Turner was elected Vice Chair for 2015.

NCSS Accepting Pre-K Registration Applications for 2015-2016 School Year

The Newton County School System will be conducting Pre-K Registration for the 2015-2016 school year during the week of February 23-27, 2015. Visit the link below for more information and to download a registration packet.

Pre-K Registration Information

Newton County Theme School Accepting Applications for 2015-2016 School Year

The Newton County Theme School will accept applications for the 2015-2016 school year beginning Monday, February 2, 2015. 

You must be a Newton County Resident in order to apply for acceptance to the Newton County Theme School. 

Completed applications and all required documents should be returned to the school located at 2207 Williams Street Covington, GA 30014.  Applications will be accepted between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm the week of Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 6, 2015 ONLY.  The school will not accept any incomplete or late applications. 

Theme School Application Packet

Scholars of the Week


 Lydia Bohanan
  Eastside High

             Favour Nwachukwu
Newton High
 BIO             BIO  

Visit our Scholar of the Week Page to read about past recipients.

Meet the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council


The purpose of the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is to act on behalf of all students of the Newton County School System; SSAC representatives serve as advocates for ALL students. The SSAC collaborates to improve the educational process and school environments while focusing on the development of a "college-going" atmosphere in all schools. The SSAC aids in the communication among students, parents, and the community. SSAC members are ambassadors of the school system. 

 Click on the picture to meet this year's SSAC members.

Meet the 2014 NCSS Leadership Team



It’s the goal of Newton County School System to ensure that each and every student is “College & Career Ready” upon graduation. As a result, we try to foster a college atmosphere in school to get students even as young as kindergarten talking about the possibility of attending college. One of the ways we do this is by giving students information about our own college history! So meet the 2014 Leadership Team of Newton County Schools and find out where we attended school and why; what our majors were; what types of degrees we hold; and even our favorite college memories.

Just click on the picture above to read all about your Newton County School System Leadership Team!


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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NCSS 2014 Elementary School Literacy Days Competition

NCSS 2014 Middle School Literacy Days Competition

2015 Teacher of the Year Reception

2014 NCSS Retirement Dinner

2014 Partner in Education Reception

2014 NCSS Spelling Bee

Mentor A Student Today!

Welcome to NCSS!