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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 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.



NWHS Christmas Concert

The NWHS Bands and Choirs are busily preparing music for their annual Christmas Concert....  More +

Open Swim

Do you like to swim or does your family like to swim?... More +

Annual Semi-Formal

The annual Semi-Formal will be held on Wednesday, January 3... 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 +

Weather Related School Announcements

Important information on how we communicate delays/closings... 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 
Science | 2017 | 2016| 2009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 1998 | 1994 | 1993 
Fine Arts | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005
Math | 2009 | 2008
Interdisciplinary |2017| 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

NWHS Academic Teams

Upcoming Events - Click on event for more information


NWHS Christmas Concert

Fri Dec 15 2017

NWHS Christmas Concert

Sun Dec 17 2017

Christmas Break - School Closed

Fri Dec 22 2017
to Sun Jan 7 2018


Sunday Open Swim

Sun Dec 24 2017

Sunday Open Swim

Sun Dec 31 2017

Winter Semi-Formal

Wed Jan 3 2018

End of 3rd 6 weeks

Fri Jan 12 2018

MLK Day - Snow Make-Up

Mon Jan 15 2018




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