Joe E. Newsome High School

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Joe E. Newsome High School
16550 Fishhawk Boulevard
Lithia, Florida
Coordinates 27°51′32″N 82°12′16″W / 27.858995°N 82.204455°W / 27.858995; -82.204455
School type Public high school
Founded 2003
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Carla Bruning
Enrollment 2,443
Color(s) Navy, Carolina Blue and White
Team name Wolves
Rivals Bloomingdale,
Information (813) 740-4600

Joe E. Newsome High School is a public high school that was established in 2003 on Fishhawk Boulevard in Lithia, Florida, USA. It is named in honor of Joe E. Newsome, a Plant City pharmacist and businessman who served as a board member of the School District of Hillsborough County for 24 years.[1]

The school colors are Carolina Blue, Navy, and white. Its mascot is the Timber Wolf. The student newspaper is known as Wolf Tracks.

Joe E. Newsome High School was dedicated on April 18, 2003.


In 2013, Newsome was judged the best public school in Hillsborough County at educating students for college by Newsweek.[2]

Graduation rate[edit]

In 2012 Newsome's graduation rate was 98% as compared to a statewide rate of 74.5% and a Hillsborough County rate of 72.6%. npr[3]

Florida Department of Education grade[edit]

2014 A
2013 A
2012 A
2011 B
2010 B
2009 B
2008 B



Newsome won the state hockey championship in 2010.[4]


Newsome Wolfpack Marching Band[edit]

The Newsome High School Wolfpack Marching Band travels throughout the Hillsborough school district and plays the varsity football team's half time show. The band also competes in higher level competitions including: FBA (Florida Bandmasters Association), Bands of America (BOA) and Florida Marching Band Competition (FMBC).

Student Government Association[edit]

The Newsome High School Student Government Association plans all student events on campus excluding Prom. They are responsible for the Homecoming dance, Student Faculty Game, and Presidents Council Meetings to give a few examples. The Newsome High School SGA has been under the advising of Lori Haley who took over SGA from Diana Summerlin and Chau Clark. The Student Body President and Vice President run by tickets and are selected by SGA.

The List of Student Body Presidents/Vice Presidents of Newsome High School

Year Student Body President Student Body Vice President
2003-2004 - -
2004-2005 - -
2005-2006 - -
2006-2007 - -
2007-2008 - -
2009-2009 - -
2009-2010 - -
2010-2011 Joe Worth Tara Janego
2011-2012 Michelle Davis Michael Tourgee
2012-2013 Riley McChesney Will Worth
2013-2014 J. Cameron Lair Danielle Clark
2014-2015 Jaelee Edmond Brett Lindbeck
2015-2016 - -
2016-2017 - -
2017-2018 - -


  1. ^ Newsome gets marqueed by developer - Osprey Observer, Vol. 3, Issue 3; March 2004.
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