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9-12
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Covington, GA

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140 Ram Dr
Covington, GA 30014

(770) 787-2250
(770) 784-2957
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July 30, 2014
Just don't, they got a new building but the school still sucks, just don't, that's all

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2014
Newton High is one of the schools to where they really don't care about anything... i have been going here for the last 3 years. and they haven't really improved on anything.... and to be honest with you this is the worst school for any parent to put your child in... and remember that im a student that's saying this.

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2013
i have gone to this school inmy 9th grade year before i had moved from down there. it was really crowed and the students were horrible and the teachers were just not that great either. i mean some teachers were okay but majority of them were not teacher accessible.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2011
OK, so I went to this school back in 2006-10 and it was pretty much terrible. Bad architecture - the walls were really flimsy - and a mostly-forgettable staff that really didn't care about the students. To be fair, the only memorable things about Newton High were the slight changes that one of the former principals made during 2009 - and to be honest, that was because the class of '10 wasn't really a bad class at all. Thankfully, Newton's gonna improve with a better building in a couple of years, so let's wish them the best of luck...

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2011
I must say as a parent that I have more negative experiences than positive at Newton High School. Please do not send your children to this school. Administration is a joke and they lie to cover themselves, and they play favoritism. If they do not like your child they treat them wrong, and they are bad about labeling students, so if the student is innocent they still find a way to connect them to problems. What is the point for rules when they do not follow them. I can say on a positive note that my child has had some good teachers that really care about the education of children. There are some teachers simply there because of a paycheck and could careless if the students learn. Too much drama! My advice to parents is to stay active and communicate with your children teachers and they will be successful.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2009
We have the best principal. students, teachers, band, basketball team, and cheerleaders in Georgia!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Newton High School strives for excellence academically, socially, and in the community. I've had 2 sons attend NHS. The oldest graduated in 2009 and is now in college. My second son is in the 11th grade. Both are scholars. They have each participated in clubs, sports, and the Newton High Sound Factory Marching Band. This faculty of teachers, band directors, coaches and administration are the best in the land!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
I teach ninth grader english and this is my second year at Newton High School. There have been signicant changes due in large part to the new principal and his administration. The school made AYP. Discipline problems are addressed promptly. It is clean and safe learning environment for the children. Some of the classes are co-taught and the students benefit tremendously from having two teachers in the classroom. The faculty continues to engage in professional training throughout the year. Newton has improved and will continue to do so.

- submitted by a teacher
June 30, 2009
Newton is really crowded and excuse my language but 'ghetto'. Most teaches are great but some don't really have a passion for teaching. Some classes its like whatever you do it's never good enough.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2009
Newton HIgh School has become a better school than in the past. It is less crowded since Alcovy opened and more classes have been added. I am in Advanced and Quest classes and the teachers are wonderful. The upcoming Liberty Academy is also a great addition. Although there are many discipline problems in the average classes, overall Newton High has a quality learning environment.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 25, 2009
Most believe that Newton High School is a bad high school; that is not true. We have received a new principal who is very active in our school, unlike the principal before. He is bringing in many programs and classes that would be beneficial to many students. Many of the students here are smart and talented. But, most people overlook that and look at only the bad things that only a few idiots do. If you are not successful at this school, it is your fault. There are many teachers here that go out of their way to help students who need extra help. I was born and raised in NY, which is way ahead of the GA school system. But, I did not let this keep me behind. I took AP classes which are rigorous and have made A+s . I believe that Newton High School is preparing me well.

- submitted by a student
May 03, 2009
Teachers here seem more interested in failing students than actually teaching and students passing.

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April 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
I have never been to a school that has so many students roaming the halls. There is so much noise in the classrooms that I know it is hard for the students that want to learn are not able to hear. There was an episode of food and various items books etc being thrown and the teacher just sat there. If I had another high school student I would see that he/she went to another school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
I believe Newton High is the worst school u could bring your child to. The teachers and staff are to worried about dress code and disipline to worry about the student's education. School is meant for learning and the teachers and staff are not meeting the requirements.

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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2008
I think most of Newton teachers are willing to help but the teen has to come forward. My son had a problem in many subjects and with communicaton from teacher to parent via email or phone the teen can get the needed help. They have after school help and Newton has made the effort for them to take pre test before graduation. I think thats really good. However some subjects like chemistry need to give a little more attention on applying books. My son has said they dont get chemistry books only class work. ?? Above all a teen can excell in that school and apply for the Hope Scholorship.

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January 23, 2008
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January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 08, 2008
Newton is a great school and I disagree with most of the repsonses. Most of Newton teachers are very organized and prepare you for the future. Most of the kids that graduate from NHS go to college. I take advanced classes and they bring out my full potential. I can focus on my school work rather than high school drama. Newton isn't perfect but it sure is close. GO RAMS!

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January 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
This is a terrible school. It is wild and out of control.

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January 01, 2008
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December 30, 2007
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November 14, 2007
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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
The safety in this school is terrible. The cleanliness is much to be desired. My child refuses to eat at the school or use the restrooms. Thats sad.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2006
We moved here from out of state not knowing where the good schools are but we found out very soon how bad this school is (for God sake don't send your kids here).It is extremely over crowed.On a positive side the bus system is great.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2005
I am a student at Newton Highschool and it is to crowded. It is so crowded that my family is moving to a smaller town. Some of the teachers are extremely nice and great teachers and others do not know what they are doing. There is no way I would ever send my children to this school. The organization of the school is way off. the teachers and principals are to worried about things that dont matter that you can get away with anything at that school. It is crazy. The bathrooms are horrific. The only reasons I will miss this school are my friends and my favorite teachers. Student of Newton Highschool

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2005
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October 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2005
I am a student here at Newton High School and my mother is a teacher, I believe parents have no idea what goes on here. All they hear to is what their precious children who can do no wrong tell them when they get off the bus. I think the administration and the teachers do the best they can with what they were given. With the population so high, the administration can only do so much. If parents were to raise their children to act as civilized young adults, there would definitly be fewer behavioral problems, but of course, it can never be the parents fault, can it? Or the children's for that matter. It's always the administration.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2005
I have been a student at NHS for few weeks now. These weeks has been enough to notice that this school isnt the school i should be going to. The education i had in New York is 2 years ahead of this school. I'm in 9th grade and just hoping i can go to another school. This school is very disorganized. Also if you want your child to start of slow and finish slow, This is the school to be at.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2005
I graduated from Newton High in 2004. Newton High was a pretty bad preparation for the fields I am currently studying, computer science and physics. Newton High has the absolute worst technology education. Newton High has no AP Computer Science classes nor AP Physics. In fact, the year I graduated, NHS had no AP science courses whatsoever! If your child has an interest in computer science or science, I urge you to take them elsewhere. The literature education was pretty awesome during my senior year, but the teacher that taught me has since retired. This school has some good teachers, but some poor ones as well. Overall, NHS balances out to be a very average school.

- submitted by a former student
May 02, 2005
I agree with much I have read. I moved to Newton county 5 years ago to get out of Dekalb County and after 5 years I have to say, why did I move it is the same here. This school reminds me of a zoo. My child will be homeschooled next year. Thank God I can do that, but what about the families who are not able to do this, many families are one parent households or the parents both have to work. Every parent should feel secure sending there children off to school, yet I do not see how it is possible in these times.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
I'm a senior at Newton High School, and have attended since 9th grade. Overall I feel the school is growing into a better state now that our new principal is getting the hang of things. Although we are gaining more students,students and teachers are adapting to the enviorment. We have discipline problems, however more officers have been put in our school for security.Im in AP classes and though it benefits me more, I feel that AP students should have more of an advatage than the average kids that pass by with higher GPA's to get honors. The school is expected to grow even more next year...supposedly near 2900 or so....wow I'm lucky to be a senior!

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2005
I have a child in this school at the present time and to start off with my child was doing very well in the ninth grade, this year my child has had two different teachers that could hardly speak english well enough for the students to even understand them and then the other problem is the admins. office keeping up with the days that your child are absent. Your child could be consider unexcused by mistake then its like pulling teeth to get that straighten out and in the meantime your child suffers.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 10, 2005
I have a senior at NHS. Up until last year, I didn't have any problems. Since then, it has been one after another. The administration doesn't care to solve problems within. I have discussed several issues with the principal and I was basically laughed at. They use the excuse of being overcrowded. Yes, that is a problem. But, it is not the excuse for everything. They have teachers who leave students unattended. Hello, this is high school. Just think of what they could find to do. My daughter went several months without having a counselor this year. I had to get in touch with the principal & demand that she see one. As seniors, they need many things to get ready for college. I have 2 more children to go into high school, but they will definately not go to Newton High.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2005
As a graduate and current employee at Newton High I think that the administration, teachers and staff do the best with what they have. There are plenty of activities for students to be involved in and the sports programs and coaches are great as well. The problem at Newton High is mostly the parent involvement in their child's education which results in behavior problems and poor grades. Parents do not want to be involved. Most seem to look at the school as a state provided child care.

- submitted by a former student
February 02, 2005
We were very disappointed in NHS. It is not a safe environment at all. Our daughter was harassed daily by boys lurking in the hallways. One teacher was absent from his class (somewhere in the building) more often than present, leaving the students to fend for themselves. You can imagine what went on in that classroom. When I visited on several occasions during lunch, students were roaming the halls, whooping and hollering, like a zoo. On one field trip, the students were allowed to wander around a strip mall for an hour and a half, alone and without parents' knowledge. We found out after school that day. NHS is not a good environment in which to raise respectful, well-educated children, so we pulled them out to homeschool. We hope other disappointed parents are brave enough to do the same.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
My children are in gifted and AP classes at NHS, and I have been very pleased with the quality of their teachers and the rigor of their academic programs. I have found many of the teachers to be adept at dealing with teenagers and genuinely interested in working with them. However, I am very concerned about overcrowding at the school, and I often see behavior on the part of some students that is alarming to me, when I vist the school. The building is old and not as clean as I would like---again this can be attributed to overcrowding. I believe that it is possible that different students are having vastly different experiences within the same school.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
I am a parent of a student here. It has been very upsetting to say the least. Teacher involment is very low or not at all. What happened to being responsible adults. Too many kids are being pushed to the way side.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
As a teacher at NHS, what I see there is very disappointing. There are over 2500 students at school with classes filled to capacity (30+ per class) The principal is great, but his assisstants are lacking to say the least. Discipline problems are not addressed for several weeks, hence the students dont take the rules serious. The ninth grade class has been very poorly prepared for high school, therfore failing grades are rampant in those classes. Parent involvment (or lack therof) is also a major concern. Many students at NHS have come here from Atlanta (they come here to get away from the 'bad' crowd)but unfortunatly for all involved, they just brought that culture here. Unless student and teacher expectations are raised, I dont forsee myself staying at NHS very long. In its current state, I would never want to send children here!

- submitted by a teacher
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Newton High School
140 Ram Dr, Covington, GA  30014
(770) 787-2250
Last modified Newton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newton High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top