2101 N. Main St. • Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone 574-773-4127 • Fax 574-773-4099
Welcome to NorthWood High School

It is an honor to welcome you to NorthWood High School. We are proud to serve our students, parents, and community.  The faculty and administration offers our students the opportunity to develop their knowledge in a challenging and supportive environment.

NorthWood High School is a comprehensive four-year school, known for its high academic achievement as well as its extra-curricular accomplishments. The school is located between the communities of Wakarusa and Nappanee and embodies the motto “A Tradition of Excellence.” The current school enrollment is approximately 786 students in grades 9 through 12. There are 55 faculty instructors of which twenty-five percent have 5 or fewer years, fifty-three percent have 6-20 years, and twenty-two percent have more than 20 years of service.   

NorthWood students consistently meet the expectations of local, state, and federal mandates in the area of student performance measured through ECA, SAT, ACT, and AP/ACP scores and courses. Over sixty-five percent of the student body participates in some form of extra-curricular activities. Athletically, NorthWood is a member of the Northern Lakes Conference and is very competitive in IHSAA and conference contests. Our instrumental and vocal music students are equally active in ISSMA contests and have experienced a great deal of success. Additionally, our FFA and Yearbook programs have been recognized annually through successful competitions at the state and national level. 

Parents, friends, and local citizens are encouraged to be a vital part of our school. Please contact us if you would like to partner with us in our endeavors to provide outstanding educational experiences and opportunities for our students. 

Welcome to NorthWood High School,

David L. Maugel, Principal 

NorthWood A Four-Star School
NorthWood High School A Four-Star School
Congratulations to the faculty and students at NorthWood High School for earning a    
Four-Star status from the Indiana Department of Education! This is the 3rd consecutive
year NorthWood High School has held this honor. 
NorthWood Academic Teams
CONGRATULATIONS ACADEMIC TEAMS: NorthWood Academic Teams had an outstanding showing at the State Competition at Purdue University on Saturday. The Fine Arts team, coached by Mrs. Sharp, won a State Championship. The Science Team, coached by Miss Neff, and the Interdisc Team, coached by Mr. Gerber, earned State Runner-up Titles. The English Team, coached by Mrs. Vorhis, and the Social Studies team, coached by Mr. Shields, placed 4th. Congratulations to all the Academic Team coaches and team members who made this year a huge success.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HANNAH WALTER AND CAM SIMPSON who competed at the National BPA Competition in Anaheim, California last week. Hannah place 11th out of 43 competitors and Cam finished in the top half of 68 competitors.
Choir Department 
4 NorthWood students named to the Indiana All-StateVocal Jazz Choir
Gold Rating for Dawning Generation at ISMMA Jazz Contest
Gold Rating "With Distinction" for Vocal Jazz at ISMMA Jazz Contest
Gold Rating "With Distinction" for Freshmen Choir, Treble Choir and Concert Choir at
ISMMA Organizational Contest
The ISSMA "All-Music Award" for 2014-2015
Theatre In The Round - Performances are Fri - Sun, May 29-30 with several one-act plays
Band Department
Wind Ensemble performed April 24th at ISSMA Organizational Contest at Northridge HS with outstanding results!  The band was awarded a Gold "With Distinction" rating.  With this event the band has also earned the ISSMA Band Award which recognizes excellence in all ensembles through the entire school year, it is the 3rd consecutive year to receive the special recognition.
Upcoming Events:
Both the band and choirs will perform at the NWHS 2015 Commencement on
Friday, June 6th - 7:30 pm 
 The ISSMA All Music Award for 2014-2015 

Academic State Championship Titles
  •     Science Champions | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 1998 |1994 | 1993 |
  •     Fine Arts Champions 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 |
  •     Math Champions | 2009 | 2008 |
  •     Interdisciplinary Champions | 2013 | 2011 | 1999 |

Athletic State Championship Titles
  •     Class 3A Football Champions | 2005 |
  •     Class 3A Women's Basketball Champions | 1999 |

Mission Statement

"We Believe ALL Students Can Learn."

Upcoming Events
2101 N. Main St. • Nappanee, IN 46550 Phone 574-773-4127 • Fax 574-773-4099
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