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 864 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 

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.

FFA in the News
Goshen News article about the tractor NWHS FFA restored and then sold to benefit the National FFA Scholarship Foundation.


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. 

Academic State Championship Titles 
Science | 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 1998 | 1994 | 1993 
Fine Arts | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005
Math | 2009 | 2008
Interdisciplinary | 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
Wed Oct 14 2015
NWHS Fall Choral Showcase
Thu Oct 15 2015
Fall Break
Thu Oct 22 2015
to Fri Oct 23 2015
2101 N. Main St. • Nappanee, IN 46550 Phone 574-773-4127 • Fax 574-773-4099
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