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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Newsome High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lithia, FL. It has 2,706 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Newsome High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
653 responses
Average ACT
27
233 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$111,531
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,777
National
$949
Median Home Value
$323,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
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  • Football on Fridays
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Theatre Productions
    9%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Chorus concerts
    8%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Marching Band
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,706
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,960
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,438/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.83 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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Hate it. Fishhawk kids are self important, uncultured, unworldly and RACIST! Kids here are more into what they look like than learning. There are 15 Assistant Principals who police the school with excessive rules. When asked about your families culture several students said there culture is “going to Publics.” Seriously sad. Classes are not challenging compared to all the schools I’ve attended. The classes that are challenging are ONLY because a teacher doesnt actually teach the subject so you have to get tutors to learn material they will test on. No way...this is NOT an A rated school!
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I really like the standard Newsome High school upholds. As an A rated school, the faculty really try their best for the students to have a great educational experience. Some negatives are some of the recent rules put into place such as dress code policies. Other than a few minor inconvenient negatives, overall Newsome really is a great school, the education, the staff the area of the high school and the people make it a great environment!
I've been going to Newsome High School since my Freshmen year, and I definitely have had my ups and downs. Overall, it's an outstanding school for academics, and there are a lot of parents that move to the community just for the school, but for me personally, it's been tough connecting with faculty and students there. It has a bit of a wealthier background, and if you don't fit into a certain mold, its hard to feel comfortable. If I were part of the faculty there, I would make more of an help the students feel welcomed and accepted. High school, specifically, is where a lot of self identification occurs and it's difficult to be comfortable in your own skin when you don't feel like anyone is on your side. With that being said, I've grown so much as a person throughout these past four years because of it and I am very grateful to have such an amazing education.