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Newsome High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,469
Best High School in Florida
#16
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District HILLSBOROUGH
Type Public
 Phone (813)740-4600
 Location 16550 FISHHAWK BLVD
LITHIA, FL 33547
Charter School No

Newsome High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 16th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Demographics

Race

The Newsome High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White71.8%1,773
Black6.2%154
Hispanic14.1%349
Asian Pacific2.9%71
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races4.5%110

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 6.9%

13.6% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, NEWSOME HIGH SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 32nd in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman671
Sophomore580
Junior611
Senior607
Total2,469

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
96%

10 out of 10

Rank: 28th in Florida

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
Florida Median86%
Percentile96%
White96%
Black90% or more*
Hispanic90% to 94%*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency80% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 51st in Florida

Students at Newsome High School scored an average 70% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 11.2% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls64%81%
Boys62%72%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 69%*70% to 79%*
Black30% to 34%*55% to 59%*
Hispanic55% to 59%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial--
White67%79%
With Disabilites30% to 34%*45% to 49%*
Limited English21% to 39%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1038

The average SAT score for Newsome High School students in 2014 was 1038.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 20th in Florida

1,030 out of 1,218 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (85%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 5% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 61st in Florida

Newsome High School offers 22 AP courses. 52 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Newsome High School had 754 taking AP exams with a 273 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 84% percentile and well above the state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 36% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 52% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 25%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 44%
AP Courses Offered 22

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%9
Boys0.6%7
Girls0.2%2
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.2%2
Girls0.2%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students8.1%191
Boys11.7%142
Girls4.3%49
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%28
Boys1.8%22
Girls0.5%6

Location

Newsome High School
16550 FISHHAWK BLVD
LITHIA, FL
33547
(813)740-4600

10 out of 10 1

District

HILLSBOROUGH
TAMPA, FL