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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.

Alumni Spotlight

Arts Association in Newton County
 Newton High School, Class of 1979

2016-2017 School Calendar

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More Recent News

Newton High School Senior Molly Cady Earns Full-Tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis Universitymore

Newton County Theme School Kindergarten Application Now Available for 2017-2018 School Yearmore

NCSS Announces 2017 Young Georgia Authors Winnersmore

NCSS Students Win Awards at Regional Social Studies Fairmore

Newton County School System Announces Early Release Day For Studentsmore

Veterans Memorial Middle School Wins Regional Math Team Contestmore

NCSS to Celebrate School Board Member Appreciation Weekmore

Newton County Schools holds First Annual CTAE Awards Night more

NCSS Students Can Download MS Office Suite for Free

Click here to read how your student can download Microsoft Office Suite products for free!

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

Picture of the Week

Newton High School Senior Earns Full-Tuition Posse Leadership Scholarship to Brandeis University



Unlike most students, college loans won’t be too much of a worry for Newton High School senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that she had received a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as part of the Posse Foundation’s national program that sends teams – or posses — of students to top colleges and universities.

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Newton County Theme School 2017-2018 Kindergarten Application Information

2017-2018 Kindergarten Application Information

The Newton County Theme School has modified its application process for the

 2017-2018 school year.

Please note the dates and times listed below:

KINDERGARTENMarch 21, 22, & 23.  Applications will be available beginning 3/13/2017

Applications for students entering Kindergarten only will be accepted March 21, 22 & 23 between 7:30am and 3:30pm only.  A lottery for open Kindergarten seats will be held at the Newton County Board of Education at 10:00am on Friday, March 31, 2017. Parents are welcome to attend.                                                                              Parents will be notified via letter by mid-April of their student’s acceptance or placement on the waiting list.                                                                                                                       

(Faxed, emailed, late, incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered for the lottery) 

Click here for Newton County Theme School 2017-2018 Kindergarten Application.

NCSS Seeks Public Input on Comprehensive Improvement Plan


Newton County School System cordially invites parents, community partners, and stakeholders to provide input on the FY17 Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and district’s Parental Involvement Policy.

Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I regulations for federal compliance, parents are encouraged to provide input on the revisions of the district’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and the district’s Parental Involvement Policy. Below you will find a copy of the CLIP and the Parental Involvement Policy for your review. Please use the feedback form (also located below) to provide any suggestions and/or comments. You may email the form to Dr. Cara Richardson at or send the form via mail to  Dr. Cara Richardson, Newton County School System, 2109 Covington, GA 30015  by June 2, 2017.

Click here to read the 2016 CLIP
  • Click here to download feedback form.

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.


 Mackenzie Mallard
Alcovy High School
  Kara Gartner
Newton High School 

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.

Visit my webpage.

Samantha M. Fuhrey, Ed.S.
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Transcript Requests

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Upcoming Events

Report Cards Issued
March 23, 2017
Spring Break
April 3, 2017
BOE Work Session Meeting
April 11, 2017 7:00PM
BOE Monthly Meeting
April 25, 2017 7:00PM

2017 Teacher of the Year Reception

2017 NCSS Spelling Bee

NCSS 2016 Kindergarten-2nd Grade Literacy Days Competition

NCSS 2016 3rd-5th Grade Literacy Days Competition

NCSS 2016 Middle School Literacy Days Competition

2016 NCSS Retirement Dinner

2016 NCSS Partner in Education Reception

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