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Newton High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 28, 2009

We have the best principal. students, teachers, band, basketball team, and cheerleaders in Georgia!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 3, 2009

Teachers here seem more interested in failing students than actually teaching and students passing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2008

This is a terrible school. It is wild and out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted July 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

405 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 75% 37%
White 16% 44%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Craig Lockhart
Fax number
  • (770) 784-2957

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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