Newsome High School

  • Newsome High School serves 2,594 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 74% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Newsome High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 60%.

Top Placements

Newsome High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Newsome High School's student population of 2,594 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,594 students
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Total Classroom Teachers130 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newsome High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Newsome High School is 0.46, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#806 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
31%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Newsome High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
7%
23%
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White
72%
40%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Newsome High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.460.46
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Graduation Rate
98%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newsome High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Academic program is not challenging enough unless you are in honors classes. They have a pay to play requirement on any sport and also charge for involvement in other extracurricular clubs. Guidance department is very unprofessional and not knowledgeable with all policies and procedures for the school district. Their secretary is very unprofessional and needs to go to ediquette school. There are several other public high schools as well as private schools in this area. I would check them out before enrolling your children in Newsome.
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Administration treats students differently according to parental clout. Many disrespectful students at this school. My child skipped school to avoid bullying. I was never notified by the teacher that he had been out 15 times in one semester. I found out after contacting teacher regarding slip in grades.
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