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Newton County School District


Newton County School District is located close to the center of Mississippi. Newton County School District has 405.12 square miles of land area and 1.15 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Newton County School District population is 11,963. Newton County School District median household income is $39,286 in 2010-2014. Newton County School District median house value is $72,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Newton County School District is much better than the state average in quality.

Ranking: (24 out of 148, top 16%)*
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:4
Population11,963 (2010-2014), rank #86
Population Growth-1.89% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:29.45/sq mi, rank #104
Median Household Income:$39,286 at 2010-2014—1.74% increase since 2005-2009, rank #36
Median House Price:$72,200 at 2010-2014—-1.63% increase since 2005-2009, rank #102
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:405.12 sq mi, rank #58
Water Area:1.15 sq mi (0.28%), rank #97
County:Newton County
City:Newton, Chunky, Hickory, Enterprise, Decatur, Lawrence, Lake, Conehatta, Union, Little Rock, Collinsville
Zip:39345, 39323, 39332, 39330, 39327, 39336, 39092, 39057, 39365, 39337, 39325
Area:Meridian, MS
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Newton County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

15305 Hwy 15 South
Decatur MS, 39327, Newton County
Phone: 601-635-2317

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,8591,8461,8821,8971,9281,9161,934
English Language Learner Students:0642523251614
Total Teachers:131.30141.00137.55137.18127.72128.30125.70
Total Other Staff:127.90137.70144.89139.09145.10156.10142.10
Instructional Aides:35.4638.3539.4238.1740.9944.0041.40
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:2.561.401.
Total Guidance Counselors:5.004.885.
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:4.003.884.
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANA4.40NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:6.145.915.915.916.906.005.50
District Administrative Support:5.506.507.
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:
Student Support Services:11.0714.6917.1612.0015.0617.3013.80
Other Support Services:43.1747.9750.4052.0151.2953.1052.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.1613.0913.6813.8315.1014.9315.39


East Central Alternative School Grade 3 to Grade 12   Railroad St, Decatur MS 39327
Newton Co ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   15881 Hwy 15, Decatur MS 39327
Newton County HighGrade 6 to Grade 12   16255 Hwy 503, Decatur MS 39327
Newton County Vocational Complex Grade 9 to Grade 12   15935 Hwy 15 North, Decatur MS 39327

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
MCT2 Test
2008Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score149.2149.3
2009Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score153148.7
2010Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score152.5149
2011Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score151.4149.8
2012Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score154.3150.2
2013Language Arts3rd GradeMean Scaled Score156.1151
2008Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score150.9150.6
2009Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score155.9151
2010Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score158.2152.1
2011Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score155.6153.3
2012Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score157.7154.1
2013Mathematics3rd GradeMean Scaled Score157.2154.2
2008Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score150.2148.8
2009Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score152.3149.2
2010Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score150.6149.5
2011Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score155.5149.6
2012Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score153.3151
2013Language Arts4th GradeMean Scaled Score155.6151.8
2008Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score153.2150.5
2009Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score153.9151.1
2010Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score152.9151.5
2011Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score155.7151.7
2012Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score154.4152.8
2013Mathematics4th GradeMean Scaled Score158.2154.1
2008Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score148.7148.5
2009Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score149.7148.7
2010Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score151.3148.8
2011Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score152.2148.9
2012Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score153.2149.9
2013Language Arts5th GradeMean Scaled Score153.5150.8
2008Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score146.2149.8
2009Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score147.6150.2
2010Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score155.4151.3
2011Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score156.1151.4
2012Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score158.4152.3
2013Mathematics5th GradeMean Scaled Score158.1153.2
2008Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score149.3147.6
2009Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score150.5148.8
2010Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score151.2149.4
2011Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score152.4149.8
2012Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score153.4150.3
2013Language Arts6th GradeMean Scaled Score153.5150.7
2008Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score152149.3
2009Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score149.5149.9
2010Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score149.2150.5
2011Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score150.6150.6
2012Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score151.4151.3
2013Mathematics6th GradeMean Scaled Score153.4152.4
2008Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score149.2147
2009Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score153.9147.8
2010Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score150.8149.7
2011Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score153.9149.9
2012Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score153.4150.7
2013Language Arts7th GradeMean Scaled Score155.6151.4
2008Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score150.3148.7
2009Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score154150.1
2010Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score150.4151.1
2011Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score154152.1
2012Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score154.4152.3
2013Mathematics7th GradeMean Scaled Score154.7153.1
2008Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score149.3146.6
2009Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score148.7147.8
2010Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score151.3147.8
2011Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score153.1149.1
2012Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score154149.9
2013Language Arts8th GradeMean Scaled Score152.7150
2008Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score151.2148.3
2009Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score150.3149.6
2010Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score153.3151.5
2011Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score154.7153.2
2012Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score156.7153.7
2013Mathematics8th GradeMean Scaled Score156.7154.6
MST Test
2008Science5th Grade% met std51.5%40.8%
2009Science5th Grade% met std51.8%42.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std68.9%44.9%
2012Science5th Grade% met std68.2%53.6%
2013Science5th Grade% met std77.4%63.1%
2008Science8th Grade% met std48.8%39.3%
2009Science8th Grade% met std47.1%40%
2010Science8th Grade% met std67.1%42.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std65.3%56.4%
2013Science8th Grade% met std73.7%64.0%
SATP2 Test
2004Algebra IEnd of course% met std98.7%90.7%
2005Algebra IEnd of course% met std96.8%91.6%
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std91.5%91%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std94.2%90.8%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std82.3%71%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std75%72%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std67.7%79.6%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std92.3%85.4%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std92.1%81.9%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std90.4%85.2%
2004Biology IEnd of course% met std92.6%89.2%
2005Biology IEnd of course% met std94.8%91.8%
2006Biology IEnd of course% met std94.6%93.3%
2007Biology IEnd of course% met std92.5%92.2%
2008Biology IEnd of course% met std92.4%87.9%
2009Biology IEnd of course% met std91%87.6%
2010Biology IEnd of course% met std87.7%86.2%
2012Biology IEnd of course% met std89.5%74.7%
2013Biology IEnd of course% met std86%78.5%
2004English IIEnd of course% met std95.6%83.1%
2005English IIEnd of course% met std91%82.8%
2006English IIEnd of course% met std87.3%78.1%
2007English IIEnd of course% met std86.1%77.2%
2008English IIEnd of course% met std77.2%69.7%
2009English IIEnd of course% met std76.6%69%
2010English IIEnd of course% met std68.1%68%
2011English IIEnd of course% met std59%71.8%
2012English IIEnd of course% met std79.2%73.1%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std77.9%73%
2004US HistoryEnd of course% met std95.5%95.7%
2005US HistoryEnd of course% met std100%96.4%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std100%95.9%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std99%93.9%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std98.3%94.3%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std100%96.9%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std96.3%93%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std96.6%93%
2012US HistoryEnd of course% met std73.7%72.9%
2013US HistoryEnd of course% met std90.8%81.3%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$15,923,000$8,461 $15,738,000$8,296 $15,824,000$8,207 
Total Expenditures:$15,410,000$8,188 $14,795,000$7,799 $15,172,000$7,869 
Total Current Expenditures:$14,774,000$7,850 $14,161,000$7,465 $14,522,000$7,532 
Instructional Expenditures:$8,974,000$4,76860.7%$8,538,000$4,50160.3%$8,703,000$4,51459.9%
Student and Staff Support:$1,490,000$79210.1%$1,359,000$7169.6%$1,341,000$6969.2%
Operations, Food, Other:$2,854,000$1,51619.3%$2,787,000$1,46919.7%$3,045,000$1,57921.0%
Total Capital Outlay:$467,000$248 $461,000$243 $513,000$266 
Construction:$14,000$7 $14,000$7 $82,000$43 
Total Other:$149,000$79 $143,000$75 $98,000$51 
Interest on Debt:$20,000$11 $30,000$16 $39,000$20 
Total Salary:$9,244,000$4,912 $8,915,000$4,700 $9,029,000$4,683 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$6,310,000$3,35368.3%$6,076,000$3,20368.2%$6,106,000$3,16767.6%
Other Salary:$2,934,000$1,55931.7%$2,839,000$1,49731.8%$2,923,000$1,51632.4%
Total Benefit:$2,785,000$1,480 $2,631,000$1,387 $2,730,000$1,416 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,877,000$99767.4%$1,769,000$93367.2%$1,805,000$93666.1%
Other Benefit:$908,000$48232.6%$862,000$45432.8%$925,000$48033.9%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:66.1%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:29.5%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:13.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:32.1%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:14.3%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:26.8%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:22.3%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:4.5%
Mean Base Salary:$38,647.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$32,504.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$35,810.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$39,336.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$47,160.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$45,260.0

* Newton County School District was rated 4.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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