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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.

Read our Quarterly Report

NEW: Our Report on the 4th Quarter of the 2013-2014 School Year is now available! Click here to read!

More Recent News

NCSS Announces 2014 School Level EOCT Resultsmore

Fluor Corporation Donates Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Newton County Schoolsmore

Newton County School's Transportation Department Receives EPD Awardmore

Golden State Foods Foundation and United Stationers Donate School Supplies to Local Studentsmore

Middle Ridge Principal Selected for 2014-2016 PAGE Principal and Teacher Leadership Networkmore

NCSS Announces System Student Growth Percentile Datamore

Newton County School System Receives 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants for After School Programsmore

BOE Extends Superintendent’s Contractmore

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. James Woodard, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 6511

Picture of the Week


the Newton County School System would like to thank Golden State Foods for donating 350 book bags full of school supplies for students in need!

Click here to read the press release with all of the details.

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!


Public Input Requested on Policy Revisions

The Newton County Board of Education is reviewing proposed revisions to NCSS Policy JK--Solicitations. The school board will vote on the proposed revisions in August, after a 30-day review period. Please click on the link below to review the proposed revisions. If you would like to provide feedback to the school board on this policy, please send an email to

Click here to read proposed revisions to NCSS Policy JK--Solicitations.


Notice of Intent to Destroy Special Education Records


The Division of Exceptional Students of Newton County Public Schools will destroy records that have been collected, maintained, and/or used in providing special education services.  This activity is in compliance with federal, state and local policy.  The destruction of data policy provides that records may be destroyed when they are no longer needed for educational planning purposes.


The destruction policy only applies to SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS BORN in 1988, 1989, and 1990.




Contact the Office of Special Education at:  Newton County Public Schools-Board of Education, 2109 Newton Drive, P. O. Box 1269, Covington, GA  30015 or by phone: (770) 787-1330, Ext. 1204.  Records will be provided only to a former student who is 18 years of age or older, or the legal guardian.  We will notify the individual by phone when the requested records are prepared.  The records will be obtained at the Board of Education.  Anyone obtaining records will be required to produce identification that contains both picture and signature.

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 

Senate Bill 10 Information for School Choice for Special Needs Students

As the parent/guardian of a student who receives special education services in our school system, we want to let you know about your options to exercise public and private school choice. Under a state law passed by the Georgia State Legislature in 2007, parents/guardians of a student who receives special education services may choose to transfer their child to another public school or private school in Georgia. Information and forms for public school choice are posted on the Newton County website,, or you can call the Special Education Department at (770) 787-1330.

In order for a student to qualify for this scholarship, 1) the parent/guardian has been a Georgia resident for at least one year and currently resides within Georgia; 2) the student meets Georgia eligibility criteria for one or more disability areas; and 3) the student has spent the prior year in attendance at a Georgia public school and shall have had an Individual Education Program (IEP) written by the school in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Click here for more information and an application.

**Deadline is July 1 for 1st Semester and December 1 for 2nd Semester.

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. 

    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

    OPEN HOUSE--Middle School
    July 31, 2014 5:00PM
    First Day of School
    August 1, 2014
    BOE Work Session
    August 12, 2014 7:00PM
    BOE Monthly Meeting
    August 19, 2014 7:00PM
    Education Summit @ Newton High School
    August 23, 2014 9:00AM

    2014 NCSS Retirement Dinner

    2014 Partner in Education Reception

    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