Newton school information

IndexNewtonMississippiNational
Average Test Scores16%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools489379,221
Total private schoolsn/a20624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a687,963
The Newton, MS educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Newton public schools have average test scores of 16% which is 44% lower than than the Mississippi average and 68% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newton public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.9% have completed high school, 12.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Newton are 68% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Newton.
  • 80.9% of people in Newton have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.9% of people in Newton have completed high school.
  • 12.8% of people in Newton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newton

IndexNewtonMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade80.9%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school78.9%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college52.3%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.4%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.8%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.4%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Newton (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Decatur, MS2,08738%23%
Lake, MS53225%49%
Newton, MS3,34616%68%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Durand, MI3,34634%30%
Boardman, OR3,34731%38%
Jasper, TN3,34755%11%
Breckenridge, MN3,34756%14%
Eastlawn Gardens, PA3,34469%41%
Newton, MS3,34616%68%
Source: The Newton, MS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.