Newman Smith High School

Newman Smith High School
Newman Smith High School
2335 N. Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX, Denton County, 75006, United States
School type Public, Secondary
School district Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Principal Joe Pouncy
Grades 9th through 12th
Enrollment 2200  (2004)
Color(s) Green and Gold
Mascot Trojans
Information (972) 968-5200

Newman Smith High School is a secondary school in Carrollton, Texas, United States in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District and opened 1975. Smith serves sections of Carrollton and Dallas.

In 2009, the school was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]



In the early 1970s, enrollment at R.L. Turner High School had passed 3,000 students, so a site near Josey Lane and Jackson Road was acquired for a second campus. The new facility opened in the fall of 1975, housing eighth and ninth grade students living north of Belt Line Road. During the second year, the school housed ninth and tenth grade students. The third year the school housed eighth through eleventh grade. And the fourth year, the school housed eighth through twelfth grade students. The first graduating class was 1979, with students attending four years, and the class of 1980 had attended five years.

In 1981 the eighth grade classes were moved to the newly completed North Carrollton Junior High School (now Dan F. Long Middle School) and an auditorium and second cafeteria were added. Newman Smith's student population grew rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s as new housing developments were built in north area ofCarrollton. To relieve the overcrowding, Smith's boundaries were adjusted in 1988, moving approximately five-hundred students who lived south of Jackson and Keller Springs roads back to R.L. Turner, which had excess capacity at the time.

By the mid 1990s enrollment at Newman Smith was nearing 3,000 students and construction began on Creekview High School, the district's third. It was opened in the fall of 1998 and Smith's southern attendance boundary was moved back to Belt Line Road. The northern boundary was set along the newly opened President George Bush Turnpike. Today, Newman Smith High School serves all students from Ted Polk Middle School, as well as some students from DeWitt Perry and Dan F. Long Middle Schools.

Newman Smith also admits any students within the district If they would like to join the International Business Academy.


In 1998, Newman Smith High School was selected as a United States Department of Education New American High School and Blue Ribbon School of Excellence[2]. The school received a Special Award For Art Education from the National Endowment For The Arts in 1998. In 2002–03, NSHS was selected to become a member of the Texas Pathfinder Collaborative (Texas Mentor School Program). In 2003, the Trojans received a three-star rating for academic excellence from Texas Monthly magazine. Newman Smith High School was selected as one of "America's Best High Schools" by the Washington Post and Newsweek Magazine in 2003–04, 2004–05, and 2005–06. Newman Smith High was ranked No. 549 out of the top 1,000 US Schools in 2005–2006.

Source: D Magazine "Best High School" ranking for 2005–06 (#20 out of 109 ranked DFW Metroplex Schools)



District Champs: 2009

Bi-District Champs: 2009

NBA Players

NCAA Players of Note

  • Jonathan Forinash (Southern Methodist University) 1998–2002
  • Greg Harrington (Tulsa 1998–2002) 2001–2002: Tulsa (NCAA): AssistsConf-1(5.2), FreeConf-1(85.7%), 13.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 5.2 apg
  • Glendon Alexander Oklahoma State University and Arkansas: Holds Texas state 5A record for career points and played in the McDonald's All American Game


Bi-District Champs: 1983, 2009, 2010

Area Champs: 2009, 2010

Region Semifinal: Runner-Up 2009, 2010

NCAA Players:

NFL Players:


NCAA Players:


District Champs: 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Bi-District Champs: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

Ret. Numbers: 17-Fred Howard: Head Coach 1984–2002

NCAA Players:

NAIA Players:

  • Darin Green: Dallas Baptist University
  • Collin Budd: Northwood University
  • Scotty Hoyes: Lubbock Christian University

NJCAA Players:

  • Bryan Stamp: North Central Texas
  • Travis Slayed: North Central Texas
  • Donald Williams: North Central Texas
  • Brandon Sprinkel: Navarro
  • Kyle Droll: Mountain View (Div.III)
  • Chris Brinsfield: North Lake (Div.III)
  • Desi Centro: North Lake (Div.III)
  • Randy Lorber: Brookhaven (Div.III)
  • Robert Barbosa: Richland (Div.III)
  • Jared Inman: Brookhaven (Div.III)
  • George Rose: Eastfield (Div. III)

Major League Baseball Players:


  • Lance C. Thomas: 1994 Texas High School State Champion
  • Andrew T. Thomas: State record for most wins in a season (61)
  • Walter Song: 2002 Texas High School State Champion


  • Brian Watts: 2nd Place 1998 U.S. Open Championship
  • Paul Manganilla: 2000–2001 Navarro College & 2002–2004 UT – Pan Am


  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982–1983 Through 1999–2002 (PDF)

External links

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