Joe E. Newsome High School

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Joe E. Newsome High School
16550 Fishhawk Boulevard

Florida 33547
Coordinates27°51′32″N 82°12′16″W / 27.858995°N 82.204455°W / 27.858995; -82.204455
School typePublic high school
School districtHillsborough County Public Schools
PrincipalCarla Bruning
Enrollment2,706 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Navy, Carolina Blue and White
Team nameWolves
RivalsBloomingdale, Durant, Riverview
Information(813) 740-4600
Hallway at Joe E. Newsome High School in 2007

Joe E. Newsome High School is a public high school that was established in 2003 on Fishhawk Boulevard in Lithia, Florida, United States. 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, Florida, for 24 years.[2]

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


In 2013, Newsome was judged the best public school in Hillsborough County at educating students for college by Newsweek.[3]

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%.[4]

Florida Department of Education grade[edit]

2014 A
2013 A
2012 A
2011 B
2010 B
2009 B
2008 B[4]



Newsome won the state hockey championship in 2009.[5]


Newsome won the state softball championship in 2015[6]


in 2009, the Newsome Chorus captured the Grand Champion Trophy, at the Fiesta-Val national competition.[7] In 2014 the chorus performed for the archbishop at Kilkenny Castle, Ireland.[8]

Marching Band[edit]

The Newsome Wolf Pack Marching Band won first place in Bands of America regionals in Delaware with their performance “Flight: If Only I Could.” The following year they were selected to march in the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the only school in Florida to receive an invitation.[9][10][11]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Newsome gets marqueed by developer - Osprey Observer, Vol. 3, Issue 3; March 2004.
  3. ^ "2013 America's Best High Schools".
  4. ^ a b "2011-2012 Florida High School Grades".
  5. ^ Mars, Jeff. "NEWSOME BLUE DEFEATS WEST BOCA FOR STATE HOCKEY TITLE". Archived from the original on 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ Smith, Katherine. "The Newsome Lady Wolves are the FHSAA 8A softball state champions". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ Routen, Barbara (6 May 2009). "Newsome High chorus captures grand championship trophy". Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Newsome Chorus to Perform at Kilkenny". Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Newsome High School band to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade". WFLA. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Newsome High band to perform at Macy's parade". 27 April 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  11. ^ Mondovics, Tamas (27 April 2015). "Newsome Reacts to Macy's Invitation; "Let's Have A Parade"". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  12. ^ Fox, Scarlett (22 October 2012). "Newsome Coach Orlando Greene: From Caribbean To Olympian". Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  13. ^ Knight, Joey (21 November 2012). "Newsome's Worth succeeding with retro approach". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 23 January 2017.

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