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Grades:  9-12
Location:  Catawba County  (see map)
                     338 W. 15th St.
                     Newton, N.C.  28658
Phone:  (828) 465-0920
Fax:  (828) 464-1412
Principal:  Chris Penley
Assistant Principals:  Josh Weese and Elizabeth Moseley


Daily Bell Schedule

1st Period                   7:40-9:05

2nd Period                 9:10-10:35                  
Red Devil Success (Mon.-Thurs.) 
& Advisory Session (Fri.)-10:40-11:20

3rd Period                  11:25-1:20

4th Period                  1:25-2:50

School Vision/Mission:
N-CHS will build:
     Respectful citizens who are
     Educated and
     Determined to succeed in all endeavors
Mission: to provide
     Diverse teaching methods and strategies
     Encouraging educators
     Visible, value oriented role models
     Instruction that fosters independence and creates
     Life-long learners who are
     Skilled in critical thinking ​

School Beliefs:
At Newton-Conover High School we believe:
  • Student learning is our #1 priority.
  • Students learn in a variety of ways.
  • All students can learn from a rich, rigorous, relevant curriculum as well as through experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Student motivation and assumption of responsibility as a stakeholder are keys to student learning.
  • High Standards must be modeled and upheld by all.
  • Students learn best in an environment that is safe, diverse, respectful, caring and fair.
  • We must challenge students to develop academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.
  • We must provide a strong foundation for students to become lifelong learners and active contributing members of society.
  • Data driven decision making is key.  

School Membership -- approximately 800 students
  • African-American - 17%
  • American Indian - < 1%
  • Asian - 5%
  • Hispanic - 20% 
  • Multi - 6%
  • White - 51% 
  • Average Attendance Rate of Students - 96%
  • Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch - 57%
  • Four Year Graduation Cohort Rate for Class of 2014 - 91.7%
  • Students Planning to Attend an Institution of Higher Education - 77%