Newsome High School

Public 9-12

 16550 Fishhawk Blvd
       Lithia, FL  33547-3820


 (813) 740-4600

 School Website

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
86th of 716 Florida High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.6
Number of students:  2,706

Racial breakdown:
White:
71.1%
Hispanic:
15.5%
African American:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.9%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Newsome High School ranked better than 88% of high schools in Florida. It also ranked 3rd among 33 ranked high schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.05. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Newsome High School has the largest high school student body size in the Hillsborough School District. Racial makeup is: White (71.1%), Hispanic (15.5%), African American (5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 15.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Newsome High School is 20.6. 31 high schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Newsome High School employs 131 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Newsome High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Newsome High School 86th of 716 Florida public high schools. (See Newsome High School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 49th of 66 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Newsome High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 92.20 26th 484 94.6%
2005 89.47 36th 487 92.6%
2006 88.80 35th 477 92.7%
2007 90.08 35th 563 93.8%
2008 88.97 38th 577 93.4%
2009 89.70 39th 587 93.4%
2010 90.23 37th 620 94.0%
2011 90.79 41st 622 93.4%
2012 65.36 125th 606 79.4%
2013 74.10 100th 648 84.6%
2014 76.85 100th 687 85.4%
2016 74.41 84th 693 87.9%
2017 78.90 61st 714 91.5%
2018 76.05 86th 716 88.0%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Open Quote My son transferred to Newsome from a private school. We were nervous about our decision at first as we had never used a public school before, but now have no regrets. He loves school, is on the honor roll & has honor/AP classes, and is doing very well. He has a lot of great teachers and enjoys his classes. We would definitely recommend Newsome HS! The only drawback would be the difficulty level of getting in touch with someone in the guidance dept., which seems very overwhelmed with a large student- management workload. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 4, 2010

Open Quote We moved here largely based on the schools here. Newsome High School is totally different that what is read on the internet. I would not recommend this school. The academic program is not challenging enough and my two children thought it was easier than the school from which they were previously enrolled.

The guidance staff is very uncooperative as well as the registar and counselors. It took me two weeks to originally register my kids from school. When my son missed the first two days of school this year because he was hospitalized, they automatically withdrew him. He has now missed the first six weeks of school partly because of their incompetence. I have been trying to get him in a homebound program which usually takes 2-3 weeks. It has been two weeks and they have been sitting on the paperwork. They do not know the proper procedures for this program although they are supposed to be "professionals". The secretary in the guidance office needs to go to ediquette school and learn some manners. He is very unprofessional as well.

Newsome also has a major drug problem as well as the adjacent neighborhood. This is the reason my son is not in school. Given his mental state, it would be determental for him to return. Even though they have a sheriff's deputy on school grounds at all times, it doesn't stop the flow of drugs in the school.

My son was an honor student last year although he was not in any honors classes. They would not put him in any because of the class size amendment Florida has so he was bored. This year he had three honor classes but hasn't been able to catch up on his studies because of their incompetence.

There are several other high schools in this area as well as private schools. I would look at those schools before enrolling your kids at Newsome. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Newsome High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 813 46 14 72 6 n/a n/a 0 951
2005 1274 84 22 151 8 n/a n/a 0 1539
2006 1520 105 44 192 11 n/a n/a 0 1872
2007 1566 130 44 228 9 n/a n/a 104 2081
2008 1617 150 39 259 10 n/a n/a 117 2192
2009 1581 149 42 255 11 n/a n/a 102 2140
2010 1565 132 32 284 12 n/a n/a 69 2094
2011 1631 142 46 303 13 3 78 0 2216
2012 1664 151 63 303 8 3 81 0 2273
2013 1732 151 58 299 7 6 97 0 2350
2014 1752 149 58 298 7 4 102 0 2370
2015 1773 154 71 349 8 4 110 0 2469
2016 1854 157 75 382 12 4 110 0 2594
2017 1925 134 86 420 10 6 125 0 2706

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Newsome High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 951 61.0 15.6 7.7
2005 1539 89.0 17.3 9.0
2006 1872 71.0 26.4 9.3
2007 2081 84.0 24.8 10.4
2008 2192 121.0 18.1 10.7
2009 2140 124.2 18.1 13.0
2010 2094 105.0 19.9 13.7
2011 2216 113.1 19.5 14.4
2012 2273 118.4 19.1 14.1
2013 2350 124.0 18.9 15.1
2014 2370 126.0 18.8 15.4
2015 2469 125.0 19.7 16.9
2016 2594 130.0 19.9 17.0
2017 2706 131.0 20.6 15.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Newsome High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 951 61.0 15.6 7.7
2005 1539 89.0 17.3 9.0
2006 1872 71.0 26.4 9.3
2007 2081 84.0 24.8 10.4
2008 2192 121.0 18.1 10.7
2009 2140 124.2 18.1 13.0
2010 2094 105.0 19.9 13.7
2011 2216 113.1 19.5 14.4
2012 2273 118.4 19.1 14.1
2013 2350 124.0 18.9 15.1
2014 2370 126.0 18.8 15.4
2015 2469 125.0 19.7 16.9
2016 2594 130.0 19.9 17.0
2017 2706 131.0 20.6 15.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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