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13387 Brown Bridge Rd
Covington, GA 30016

(770) 385-6472
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November 01, 2013
My daughter attended this school and graduated in gifted classes. The teachers are excellent and concerned. If your child is willing to learn they will help them pass. She is on to middle school and is still in gifted courses. Thanks West Newton!

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August 11, 2010
I am a parent at West Newton Elementary School and have been for the last 5 years. West Newton is a good school, the teachers focus on education and encourage and welcome parent involvement.

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June 14, 2009
I had my daughter in Kindergarten with Ms Tullos and Ms Wright. They were excellent and I really enjoyed being involved. The communication between parent/teacher was excellent. My daughter has shown tremendous growth over the past year and I thank you. Keep up the good work.

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April 13, 2009
West Newton is the best elementary school in the county! My daughter has been in private school since pre school and this was her first public school(5th grader). Hats off to Ms. Anderson(principal) and Ms Marett(asst. principal) for being great leaders! Every time I have ever encountered either of them it's always a pleasureable experience. Ms Wrenn is an excellent teachger-very involved and caring! Keep up the good work Wilcats!!! Mrs. Parker

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March 31, 2009
My child is a student at West Newton and is doing quite well. I do get a lot of support from the teachers and feel they are doing a good job at preparing my child for the state test. The atmosphere of the school is very inviting and child focus which makes the children want to learn. This year my child has done a lot of projects and other types of learning style. I do see the change in learning which I know is due to the focus of making sure children pass the CRCT testing. This is the one thing I do not like but this is something that is required by the state, so I think west newton is doing a great job of getting the children ready for the next grade level.

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March 17, 2009
My child attends West Newton and I am pleased with the school overall. I like the idea that there is learning going on through out the day and that there are set times for parents to come to class which reduces the amount of time taken away from learning. The principal has put into place times for parents to come to the rooms, and you can come eat with your child during lunch at any given day of the week as you make like. Unfortunately with the changing of times and how schools are rated I like the added structure. I know my child is safe and there is learning going on in the classrooms.

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March 13, 2009
This school started out great for us, but fast went downhill. I've had two children at WNES. The oldest was lucky to start school (pre-k) when education was allowed to be fun. After 6 years of having my kids at WNES, I have had to make the decision to home school next year. My younger child has been the subject to constant bullying, and I'm getting very little help bringing it to an end. Parents are no longer welcome in the classrooms, unless a series of prior arrangements have been put into place. There is very little left about this school that makes me feel secure having my children there.

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January 30, 2007
My daughter graduated from W Newton 4 yrs ago and we had a great experience. However, now my son has been going there since grade K and there has been a definite change for the worse. The majority of the wonderful teachers they had are leaving, and this year I have given up trying to get a response from his teacher after a number of letters and phone calls. She seems to always be in 'meetings'. There is definitely a lack of discipline and communication that has only gotten worse over the last couple of years. I am a firm believer in parent-teacher communication, but it is difficult when only one side is willing to communicate.

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June 07, 2006
We have dislike this school since we went to register my son at there when we moved into this district. We were at Livingston for K5-3 and loved it but, this school is horrible. The communications between teacher and parent with the exception of one teacher is non-existant. Not to mention the lack of control in the class rooms,and the theft. And Lord forbid you ask for a teacher or the principal to call you. It's just not going to happen. We are seriously considering home schooling or biting the bullet and paying for private school.

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June 06, 2006
During the past five years I've seen this school experience tremendous growth. Many of the behaviorial problems are symptoms of overcrowded classrooms. There were 33 children in my child's classroom this year. Overcrowded classrooms are unsafe, breed behavior problems, and is a large distraction against classroom peak performance. How can we expect our children to learn, behave well, and thrive if we as decision makers have set them up for failure by not providing a safe environment conducive for learning? It's not fair for the children to be criticized or their teachers when they are doing the best they can with the circumstances they've been provided. Thank God they show up everyday to do what most of us cannot or refuse to do. We'll make a difference by insisting that our elected officials hire more teachers or enhance our infrastructure by building more schools that fosters a higher standard of learning.

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June 04, 2006
I have been involved at WNES as a parent since the school opened 9 years ago! It has done nothing but go DOWNHILL each year! They have slowly lost one great teacher after another each year, this year inclded, due to horrible student behavior issues as well the rising number of uninvolved parents. The biggest number left or are leaving because of the current principal! This principal, was brought back this year even though everyone rejoiced in seeing her leave the first time she was at WNES! She is more like a drill sergant than an elementary principal! The overall learning environment has been detrimentally crippled due to these factors! Check the test scores!

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May 01, 2006
Last school year, I absolutely loved having my kids at West Newton. This year has been a different story. Since switching principals, the school has gone way downhill. The principal is very hard to contact when the need arises. My oldest child was being harrassed greatly, and it took two weeks of contacting her before getting a response. There have been a lot of issues this year, and the only response I am getting is from the assistant principal. Too bad she couldn't take control. She seems to care more. We have loved my younger child's teacher this year, and the teachers we've had in the past have been great. However, the school has gotten so bad that we are considering home schooling if things do not improve.

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August 31, 2004
Amazing in a school system that is somewhat lacking in the overall administration in the board and other schools. This school somehow rises above. The teachers as a whole are excellent. The staff as a whole are very caring. The principal is a Christian and in trickles down throughout. The way a business is starts at the top. He is not ashamed to pray as well as most of the staff. Very refreshing! It is nice to know that a staff cares for the children not only their education but their welfare. They actually appreciate the parents and treat substitute teachers as human as well. They treat them with respect and not as someone with a criminal record. After all we are all in this thing together to educate and care about children.

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October 16, 2003
West Newton has a very caring and qualified faculty that fosters an environment conducive for peak learning performance. The faculty provides the structure and creativity needed to encourage our children to learn and make responsible choices.

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West Newton Elementary School
13387 Brown Bridge Rd, Covington, GA  30016
(770) 385-6472
Last modified West Newton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Newton Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top