Paul R. Wharton High School
(known as "Wharton") is located on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in New Tampa
. It is one of 24 high schools in the Hillsborough County Public Schools
system. The facility was dedicated to Mr. Paul R. Wharton, who served the Hillsborough County
school system for 38 years. The school opened on August 21, 1997.
Wharton's attendance boundaries include several Tampa subdivisions located in the New Tampa
Wharton's principals have been the following:
The school's colors are navy blue, white and black, and its mascot is the Wildcat. The school newspaper is called The Predator
and its yearbook is Felidae
During the 2008-2009 school year, Wharton High School had 2389 students. Their ethnic origins were:
Major intermural sports in which Wharton teams participate are football
In the 2002-2003 season the Wharton football team finished as state runners-up in the 5A class after losing to Pompano Beach Ely by a score of 22-10. During that year, Larry Edwards led the Wharton Wildcats and ended up getting a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina
Candice Dupree was the first Wildcat basketball player to reach the 1,000-point career milestone. She attended Temple University
and was later drafted by the Chicago Sky
where she became a WNBA all-star in 2006.
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