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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

Click here for the current list of contest opportunities for NCSS students. 

NCSS Students Can Download MS Office Suite for Free

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More Recent News

Georgia School Superintendent Denies Newton County School System Request for Waiver of 2017 Milestones Assessment Systemmore

Newton County School System Earns Fourth Consecutive Golden Radish Awardmore

NCSS Parents Encouraged to Take the Georgia Parent Surveymore

NCSS Offers Free Workshop for Families of Special Needs Studentsmore

Superintendent Invites Students to Design Official NCSS Winter Holiday Cardmore

Newton High School Band Instructor Jason Smith Named NCSS 2017 Teacher of the Yearmore

Newton County School System Employees Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Awardmore

Shakila Henderson-Baker Elected to GSBA Board of Directorsmore

Alumni Spotlight

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

Picture of the Week

Newton County School System Earns Fourth Consecutive Golden Radish Award


(L-R): Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald; State School Superintendent Richard Woods; NCSS Director of School Nutrition, Jan Loomans; NCSS School Nutrition Wellness Coordinator, Susan Stone; NCSS Paraprofessional, Sarah Nichols; Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black; and Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls.

For the fourth consecutive year, Newton County School System (NCSS) has earned a Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs. 53 school districts—nearly one-third of all public school districts in Georgia with a  reach of over 1 million students—are now participating in farm to school programs and recognized through the Golden Radish Awards.

NCSS was among those school systems recognized at a special ceremony on Monday, October 24, at the Gold Dome in Atlanta, for the district’s efforts to educate students on nutrition and agriculture. 

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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.


 Brigit Joyce
Eastside High School



Molly Cady
Newton High Schoo

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 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

Transcript Requests

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Upcoming Events

BOE Combined Meeting
November 15, 2016 7:00PM
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2016

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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