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Newton County High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 988 students

 
 

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4 stars


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9 reviews of this school


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Posted October 11, 2010

NCHS has great teachers, they are very involved in each child's learning.


Posted November 6, 2009

This is one of the best schools in mississippi. The teachers are great, safty is very important to me and this school rates a 5. The quality of the staff, great. I'm proud to have a child in this school.


Posted October 19, 2009

I love this school,ive always gone there an i love it,all of my teachers are great and extreamly helpful,they open up there classrooms in the morning and give you help if u need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2009

I was really dissatisfied with this school! My children always had a problem with the teahers and the staff always acted as if they didnt't care. They are rude, uncaring, and they need better teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I have attended many schools throughout my life; however, Newton County High School was by far the best. It had a more personal feeling that other schools lacked. The teachers wanted to be involved in your life to offer guidance in times of desperation. I received a very high level of education that has helped me transfer into the college life without any hassle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

NCHS is lacking when it comes to fairness among students. The majority of the faculty tend to think its all about them and not the students. They need to keep in mind that the school is there for educating the students and not for their personal benefit. Also, there's far too much gossiping among the faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

This school does not have a PTO (for the High School) and the office personnel are not very friendly or helpful. The message is sent that the parents and their contributions, other than monetary, are not welcome. Also, a few teachers probably should have retired a long time ago since it is clear they are not happy in their jobs and it is reflected in their behavior toward students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

i attened newton county for 2 years and it was great. it is just a all around good school. students, teachers, bus drivers were so friendly!! i was there for my 8th and 9th grade year last year. LOL i would do anything to be able to go back!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I think my child gained a very valuable education at NCHS. They loved it there. All the teachers seemed to care about the children and make sure that they learned what was being taught.
—Submitted by a former 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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
88%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
68%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 46%
Black 22% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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16255 Hwy 503
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: (601) 635-2718

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