Priorities & Strategy Teams

School Success

Newton READS

DECAL Peer Support Network

Family Literacy

Adult Literacy


Community Health Improvement Plan

Newton County Drug-Free Coalition

Community Capacity

Hands On Newton

2020 Census Complete Count Committee

Academic Community Engagement (ACE)


Increase 3rd grade students achieving Proficient Learner or above on Milestones ELA assessment from 36.4% in 2018 to 40% in 2019.

Increase Centers and family child care homes rated in Quality Rated from 27% in 2018 to 30% in 2019

Increase children enrolled in the Georgia PreK program from low-income families from 59.9% in 2018 to 65% in 2019.

Decrease children living in poverty from 20.1% in 2017 to 18% in 2018.

Data Source: Georgia Kids Count

Want to know why childhood literacy is important?

Check out this video of Wenona Clark Belton, associate court judge for the Juvenile Court of Fulton County, who discusses the consequences of the school to prison pipeline.