Pleasant Hill is a community of approximately 1200 people located in southwest central Ohio at the center of Newton Township in Miami County at the intersection of St. Rt 718 and St. Rt. 48.
It is in Miami County 7 miles west of Troy on St. Rt. 718 and I- 75 and 25 miles north of I-70 on St. Rt. 48.
Pleasant Hill is in Newton Township and has a strong rural tradition. The community is a strong supporter of the schools in all activities.
Newton Schools is a K-12 public school housed all in one building with Elementary (K-6) in one half and Junior High (7-8) and Senior High (9-12) in another. There are common areas such as the Cafeteria, Music, Band and Art.
The High School offers advanced courses, college prep, and general
Curricula. Vocational students attend the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, Ohio.
Newton also offers a PreSchool Program.
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Boys: Division IV in all sports
Girls: Division IV in all sports.
NHS is a member of the Western Ohio Athletic Conference (WOAC) along with Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Dixie, Franklin-Monroe, Mississinawa Valley, National Trail, Preble Shawnee, Tri County North, Tri Village and Twin Valley South
The following sports are offered at Newton. With the exception of Soccer all sports are at the Junior High and High School level.
Fall: Cross Country, Golf, Boys and Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball
Winter: Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Bowling, Cheerleading (basketball), Swimming
Spring: Boys Baseball, Girls Softball (HS), Track (HS/JH)CLUBS
Newton offers many extracurricular clubs that students may join including Art, FFA, Leo, National Honor Society, Science, Spanish Club, Student Council. Newton ClubsENROLLMENT
632(approximate) – Average Graduating Class Size 40-45
Teaching Faculty of 41 Classroom Teachers plus 3-5 teacher aides.CALENDAR
Two semesters/four 9-week grading periods. The school day
is from 7:55 a.m. - 2:41 p.m. Classes are 44 minutes in length. Lab classes
are double periods.
90%-100% = A; 80%-89% = B; 70%-79% = C;
60%-69% = D; 0%-59%. = F Course Credits: A=4; B=3; C=3; D=1; F=0
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS CLASSES AT NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
Edison State Community College
- Biology, Spanish III, Physics, Intro to Lit, Communications, History in the 20th Century
Indiana University East
- Chemistry, Reading, Writing and Inquiry, Literary Interpretations
Based upon all subjects. Class rank includes all students.
Students need 22 total credits with a minimum of 4 Math, 4 English, 3 Social Studies, 3 Science, 1 Health/Phys. Ed., and electives including 1 Technology. Fine Arts and Foreign Language are highly recommended as electives.
ACT Core Composite: 22.2
Graduates to a 2-year college: 20%
Graduates to a 4-year college: 40%
Graduates to the military: 3-5%
NHS students typically attend many of the state’s public and private institutions. Recently, NHS graduates have chosen The Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, Wright State University, and Edison Community College. NHS students also are attending Capital University, Morehead State University, Ohio University, University of Dayton, and Sinclair Community College. Several students have also enlisted in the various branches of the military.
NHS has a proud tradition of graduates excelling in their chosen field and making significant positive impact on the communities in which they live. One such NHS graduate, Dr. Roy J. Plunkett, Class of 1927, is credited as inventor of Teflon fluorocarbon resin.