Our schools in Newberry are one the best kept secrets in Alachua County. All three schools are in walking distance of each other.
Newberry Elementary School is an “A” rated school for the last 3 years! Newberry Elementary has classes from Head Start through fifth grade. Recent additions to the school are now large enough to house gifted classes, art, music, physical education, media and computer lab! The newest addition for students are the Interactive White Boards in every 4th, 5th, and gifted classes. The principal is Mrs. Lacy Redd. The teachers are great and work hard to give high standards for academic achievement.
Oak View Middle School opened in January 1994. Oak View is home to the Blue and Gold Panthers! Students coming to Oak View are from Newberry Elementary, Archer, and western Alachua County. Current enrollment is about 450 students. Oak View recognizes student achievement, constantly teaches character and promotes extra-curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, community service, band, Science Fair, and Accelerated Reader Program. Mrs. Karen Clarke is the principal, and the faculty and staff know their main goal is to provide a seamless transition from the elementary level to the high school.
Newberry High School is the Home of The Panthers. There is a long history at this school of “Panther Pride”. The mission of this school is to assist students in reaching goals and encouraging them to take pride in their education. NHS offers a well-rounded high school experience in a small town atmosphere. The principal here is Mr. Hershel Lyons. Previously in his career, he taught at Newberry Elementary, and served as the principal of Oak View Middle School. The faculty and staff at NHS provide a positive academic learning experience. There are many extra-curricular activities such as athletics, service clubs, academic clubs, band as well as magnet programs in Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education. Current enrollment is estimated at 550 students. The entire community loves the Newberry High School Friday night Football games!
It’s a wonderful educational environment in Newberry.
If you are wanting information about the communities and subdivisions in the Newberry area, please contact me for more information. Proud Parent of the Newberry Panthers!