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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.

2015-2016 School Calendar

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Read Our Annual Report


Read our 2013-2014 Annual Report

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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 School System Announces 2015 ACT Scoresmore

NCSS to Host PROBE College Fair at Alcovy High Schoolmore

Suspect Charged in Connection with NCSS Facebook Threatsmore

NCSS Bus Involved in Accident on Mabry Roadmore

Middle Ridge Elementary Media Specialist Named South Metro District Media Specialist of the Yearmore

NCSS Statement Regarding Recent Threatsmore

NCSS Announces 2015 High School Football Schedulemore

Youth Empowerment Society (YES) to Host Back to School Bashmore

2015-2016 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

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 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

Picture of the Week


 Middle Ridge Elementary School Media Specialist Tammy Privette
Named South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year

The awards keep coming for Middle Ridge Elementary School media specialist Tammy Privette. Last spring, she was named Newton County School System’s 2015 Media Specialist of the Year. She recently learned that she has now been selected South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year by the Georgia Library Media Association! With this honor, Mrs. Privette is now entered into the competition for the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, which recognizes a K-12 library media specialist whose services have resulted in exemplary library media programs.

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Community Input Request-Policy Review

The Newton County Board of Education requests community input as they review and consider proposed changes to several current BOE policies: JCDAE-Weapons; JCDAG-Bullying; JGCD-Medication; JGI-Child Abuse and Neglect; IHE-Promotion and Retention; and IHF-Graduation Requirements. In addition the Board is also considering a proposed new policy, JGJA-Suicide Prevention. You can review the proposed changes and new policy by clicking the links below. If you would like to provide input, please send your comments and suggestions to

Review Policies:

Thank you for your input. 

Meet the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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! 

2015-2016 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

Georgia Special Needs Permission – School Choice

Pursuant to Senate Bill 10 (Code 20-2-2113), parents of a student with a disability who meet the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility criteria may request to have their child attend another school within the system. The Newton County School System will make a decision regarding a parental request to transfer based on two criteria:

A. Class size and school capacity which is defined by

     • the class-size capacity by grade and subject, based on state law (160-5-1-08)

B. The school’s ability to provide the services identified in the student’s Individualized Education   

     Program (IEP).


• There will be two application deadlines for students eligible for a transfer to another school.

For the fall semester of the school year, parents had until July 1st, 2015, to request that

their child attend another school in the district. (That deadline has now passed.)

For the spring semester of the school year, parents have until December 1st, 2015, to

request that their child attend another school in the district.

Click here for more information and application.


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

FOOTBALL! Eastside vs. Alcovy
August 28, 2015 7:30PM
Labor Day Holiday
September 7, 2015
BOE Work Session
September 8, 2015 7:00PM
FOOTBALL! Eastside vs. Griffin
September 11, 2015 7:30PM
FOOTBALL! Alcovy vs. Pebblebrook
September 12, 2015 7:30PM
BOE Monthly Meeting
September 15, 2015 7:00PM
FOOTBALL! Alcovy vs. Lamar
September 25, 2015 7:30PM

2015 Teacher of the Year Reception

2015 NCSS Spelling Bee

NCSS 2014 Elementary School Literacy Days Competition

NCSS 2014 Middle School Literacy Days Competition

2015 NCSS Retirement Dinner

2015 Partner in Education Reception

Mentor A Student Today!

Welcome to NCSS!