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6-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Decatur, MS
Students enrolled: 999

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16255 Hwy 503
Decatur, MS 39327

(601) 635-2718
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Map of Newton County High School address.

August 05, 2015
Sadly, over the last two or three years two factors have forced this school to decline in status. #1 is how they are implementing the Common Core curriculum. The administration has chosen to severely limit class selection for middle and high school students making it difficult for advanced students to get challenging classes on their schedule. The school administration has demonstrated a disdain for students seeking transfer to MSMS or MSA so they purposely arrange for students to not get the classes they need to qualify. #2 is the current administration seems to be doing everything possible to push away students who want to achieve. Decisions seem to be arbitrary and in many situations they aren't aware of current laws or policy decisions that affect how they should be running the school. This is sad because the school does have good programs - strong football, an active choir program, a huge band program and a caring TAG teacher. However, these high points can't make up for all the head-butting one has to do just to get a decent education. The school could be nationally competitive but refuses to do what is needed to get there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 11, 2010
NCHS has great teachers, they are very involved in each child's learning.

- submitted by a community member

November 06, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

May 09, 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
no rating
March 09, 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
no rating
January 07, 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
no rating
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
no rating
September 09, 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

February 05, 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 student
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Newton County High School
16255 Hwy 503, Decatur, MS  39327
(601) 635-2718
Last modified Newton County High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newton County High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top