Our Mission Statement:
We believe that the performance of each student can be accelerated as a result of dedicated collaborative planning by students, parents, teachers, administrators, and business-community representatives. Data-driven decisions based on disaggregated data (reflected by the Academic Excellence Indicator System) and input from District and Campus Improvement Committees, parents, community, and business leaders will guide the teaching and learning processes that take place on each campus.
Our number one goal for Newton ISD is to produce academically prepared students who are ready to meet their future as responsible citizens. In order to achieve that goal, we are committed to ensure that our students meet the educational requirements for their grade level and that our students graduate from school.
We use a systemic approach that targets the individual needs of our students long before they reach the high school level.
The District is very involved in University Interscholastic League academic and athletic events.
In academics, students may compete in the following: accounting, calculator applications, computer science, cross examination debate (team), current issues and events, journalism, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, headline writing, literary criticism, mathematics, number sense, one-act-play, ready writing, science, speech, prose, poetry, extemporaneous informative speech, extemporaneous persuasive speech, Lincoln Douglas debate, and spelling and vocabulary.
The Eagle football team has won three state championships, one in 1974, one in 1998, and the most recent in 2005 (Class 2-A Division 1). We have a baseball and softball complex as well as a facility for track and field events. There are also opportunities for students to participate in volleyball, power-lifting, tennis, golf, and Special Olympics. We also have a division in Athletics, Meet in th Middle, where students can assist with Special Olympics.
FFA, FBLA, and FCA programs are also offered to students.
The Newton Independent School District, located in Newton County, serves a rural population of 1,078 students and covers 392 square miles. Good ethnic relations abound in this community that offers a diverse cultural blend. Situated 30 miles from the Toledo Bend Lake, the largest fresh water reservoir in the South, and 45 miles from Sam Rayburn Lake, citizens are able to enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing, and other water sports year-round. Amidst the hills and pine forests of Deep East Texas and directly adjacent to the Louisiana border, the community heralds nature enthusiasts in the spring of the year to explore birding and wildflower trails. There are many festivals in the surrounding area to enjoy and many opportunities for civic participation.