HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County’s newest high school has a new name.
- New Hillsborough County high school named in southern part of county
- Jule F. Sumner High School to open in fall 2020
- Hillsborough County schools introduces new high school
It will be called Jule F. Sumner High School. The school, located on the north side of County Road 672 and east of US Highway 301, across from the Ayersworth and Mirabella subdivisions, is expected to be open in Fall 2020.
The school is designed for 2,500 students and may open with an enrollment of more than 3,100. The school will cost an estimated $70 million to build and will be the biggest high school opened in the history of Hillsborough County Schools.
Students assigned to East Bay, Lennard, Newsome, and Durant high schools are proposed to be reassigned to the new school.
School board members voted on the name during a meeting Tuesday night.
According to the district, Jule Sumner moved to Hillsborough County in 1907 and later bought 240 acres to start his own cattle ranch.
Dave Brown will be the school’s principal. He helped coordinate community meetings to collect name suggestions for the school.
More than 1600 recommendations were submitted.
The district says Sumner High School will help relieve other schools in the county that are at or near capacity.