NCSS Releases Financial Efficiency Star Ratings

NCSS Maintains 3.5-Star Financial Efficiency Rating
Posted on 01/24/2019
starsNewton County School System (NCSS) has maintained its 3.5-Star Financial Efficiency Rating from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The Georgia Department of Education today released Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for schools and school districts in Georgia.

The Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students. Specifically, the rating is based on a three-year average of per-pupil spending, which is then associated with the district’s CCRPI score. Each district receives a rating ranging from one half-star to five stars; a five-star district can be described as having strong academic outcomes and lower levels of expenditures in comparison with other districts.

State law requires that the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Education, create a financial efficiency rating. The rating must be based upon five stars. This is the fourth release of Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for districts, and the first release for individual schools.

Newton County School System earned a 3.5-Star rating based on its three-year average of per-pupil expenditures and College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores.

Newton County School System’s individual school financial efficiency ratings are as follows:

School Financial Efficiency Star Ratings; Alt Text
 School   Financial Star Rating 
 East Newton Elementary  
 Fairview Elementary   1.5 
 Flint Hill Elementary  
 Heard-Mixon Elementary  
 Live Oak Elementary   3.5 
 Livingston Elementary  
 Mansfield Elementary  
 Middle Ridge Elementary   2.5 
 NC Theme-Elementary   4.5 
 Oak Hill Elementary  
 Porterdale Elementary  
 Rocky Plains Elementary   2.5 
 South Salem Elementary   3.5 
 West Newton Elementary   2.5 
 Clements Middle  
 Cousins Middle  
 Indian Creek Middle   3.5 
 Liberty Middle   3.5 
 NC Theme-Middle   4.5 
 Veterans Memorial Middle  
 Alcovy High  
 Eastside High  
 Newton High   3.5 

“The Newton County School System’s budget process is student-focused to ensure tax-payers receive the maximum benefit for their investment,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “Our staff should be commended for their continued exemplary preparation of a fiscally responsible budget that meets the needs of our students. Our Board of Education also plays a major role in the financial efficiency of our school system as they monitor our budget throughout the year to make certain that we are always in good financial standing. As this is the first year the state has released ratings for schools, we are going to dig deeply into the highly complicated calculations to ensure that all schools are successful. We work diligently to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars as we go about the business of educating and supporting our students.”

For more information, contact Ms. Sherri Davis, director of public relations for Newton County School System at [email protected].