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 872 students in grades 9 through 12. There are 57 faculty instructors of which thirty percent have 5 or fewer years, forty-five percent have 6-20 years, and twenty-five 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 

WaNee Community Schools Receive All 'As'
Congratulations to the faculty and students at Nappanee Elementary, Wakarusa Elementary, Woodview Elementary, NorthWood Middle and NorthWood High School for earning an “A” grade by the Indiana Department of Education! As Superintendent of Wa-Nee Community Schools, I am extremely proud of all of our teachers, administrators, support staff, and students for being recognized as one of Indiana’s highest performing school districts. Earning an “A” grade as a district and at all five schools is a significant achievement. Our success is due to the continuing support, hard work and dedication of parents, the community and the entire Wa-Nee staff.

Joe Sabo, Superintendent

AP District of the Year Awards
WaNee Community Schools has been recognized by the College Board on the 3rd Annual Honor Roll as one of 539 schools in the nation as a 2012-2013 AP Achievement District. 
NorthWood High School was honored as an Indiana Best Buy: Head of the Class school in 2006 and 2001. In 2007, the Indiana Department of Education nominated NWHS as an Exemplary School, and we have also been declared a 4-Star school four times.

Academic State Championship Titles
  •     Science Champions | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 1998 |1994 | 1993 |
  •     Fine Arts Champions | 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."

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