Joe E. Newsome High School

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Joe E. Newsome High School
Location
16550 Fishhawk Boulevard
Lithia, Florida 33547
Coordinates 27°51′32″N 82°12′16″W / 27.858995°N 82.204455°W / 27.858995; -82.204455
Information
School type Public high school
Founded 2003
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Carla Bruning
Enrollment 2,469 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Navy, Carolina Blue and White
              
Team name Wolves
Rivals Bloomingdale, Durant, Riverview
Information (813) 740-4600
Website
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 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.

Academics[edit]

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%. npr[4]

Florida Department of Education grade[edit]

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

Athletics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Newsome won the state hockey championship in 2010.[5]

Softball[edit]

Newsome won the state softball championship in 2015[6]

Chorus[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  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". 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Official sites[edit]