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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.

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Read our Quarterly Report

NEW: Our Report on the 1st Quarter of the 2014-2015 School Year is now available! Click here to read!

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More Recent News

NCSS to be Closed for Thanksgiving Holidaymore

Eastside Band Students to March in MACY’s Thanksgiving Day Parademore

Walmart Donates $1,000 to Heard-Mixon Teachersmore

Newton County School System Announces Early Release Day For Studentsmore

Indian Creek Middle School Recognized With Georgia Library Media Association’s Exemplary Library Media Program Awardmore

Superintendent Invites Students to Design Official NCSS Winter Holiday Cardmore

Newton County School System PR Department Wins State Awardsmore

NCSS Graduation Rate Improves, Tops Statemore

NCSS Announces Middle School Desktops 4 Ed Program for Low Income Householdsmore

Indian Creek’s Kenneth Hanson Named 2015 NCSS Teacher of the Yearmore

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

Picture of the Week

Eastside Band Members Selected to March in MACY's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Thanksgiving is almost here and a tradition for many families is to kick off the holiday by watching the annual MACY’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on television. This year, as you sip your coffee and watch the procession, pay special attention to the MACY’S Great American Marching Band, as two Eastside High School students will be among the talented musicians playing for the crowd.

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band’s very own Austin Barnett and Reid Waters both earned spots on the prestigious marching band—two of only eleven students in the state of Georgia selected. Overall 228 students from across the United States are participating. The musicians will perform under the direction of Dr. Richard Good, Auburn University, assisted by Barry Houser, University of Illinois.

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Scholars of the Week


 Kennedy Carter
  Alcovy High

             Evan House
Eastside 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. 

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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!


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.

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    Samantha M. Fuhrey, Ed.S.
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    2015 Teacher of the Year Reception

    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

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