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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 900 students in grades 9 through 12. There are 53 faculty instructors of which thirty percent have 5 or fewer years, fifty percent have 6-20 years, and twenty percent have more than 20 years of service.   

NorthWood students consistently exceed 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 

Important School Information:

School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (M, T, Th, F), 8:00 am - 2:30 pm (Wednesday)
Absences: To report an absence, please call the school at 773-4127, you may leave a message.  Absences must be reported by noon.

Closings or Delays: There will be a red banner at the top of all Wa-Nee Websites announcing a delay or closing.



Congratulations State Champion Academic Teams!


Congratulations FFA State Champion!

Congratulations to EJ Weirich for Placing 1st.... More +

State Champion!

Congratulations to Ashley Cuacuamoxtla... More +

Congratulations Choirs!

Last evening at Concord, NorthWood’s Treble and Concert Choirs participated in the ISSMA Organizational Contest... More +

IHSPA First Amendment Symposium

Nine members of the NorthWood Logue staff attended the IHSPA First Amendment Symposium ..... More +

Student Council Hunger Drive

NWHS Student Council is pleased and honored to announce that our school just received one of the highest recognitions....  More +


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 5th consecutive year NorthWood High School has held this honor. 

Academic State Championship Titles 

Fine Arts | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005
Interdisciplinary | 2018 | 2017 | 2013 | 2011 | 1999 |
Math | 2009 | 2008
Science | 2017 | 2016 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 1998 | 1994 | 1993 
Social Studies | 2018 |

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

Mission Statement

NorthWood High School prepares students for the greater community in a safe environment which promotes high expectations through innovative learning.

NWHS Academic Teams

IHSPA First Amendment Symposium

Upcoming Events - Click on event for more information


End of 1st 6 weeks

Fri Sep 28 2018

NWHS Fall Choral Showcase

Tue Oct 16 2018

Fall Break

Fri Oct 19 2018
to Mon Oct 22 2018


1st Trimester Final Exams

Fri Nov 9 2018

End of 1st Trimester

Fri Nov 9 2018

Thanksgiving Break

Wed Nov 21 2018
to Fri Nov 23 2018



LEAP Documents

Homeless Information

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