NorthWood High School

NorthWood High School Contact Information:
2101 N. Main St
Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone 574-773-4127
Fax 574-773-4099

NorthWood High School is a comprehensive secondary school that educates all the students in grades nine through twelve within the Wa-Nee Community. At NorthWood, we believe that all students can learn. It is our vision to provide the standards for an exemplary school, a safe environment for student learning, and a positive sense of community among students, faculty and staff.

We currently serve the educational needs for approximately 900 students. We operate on a trimester schedule. The trimester schedule has facilitated greater student learning, provided more opportunities to earn Academic Honors diplomas, and increased participation and success in the fine arts programs.

NorthWood has earned the respect of area schools and received national recognition because of its success in numerous programs, such as academic competitions (twenty-two state championships), FFA tractor restoration projects, yearbook publications, fine arts, band, choir and drama. Athletics have had two state championship teams and numerous regional and sectional titles.

The staff at NorthWood High School is dedicated to maintaining high expectations for student achievement through teacher collaboration during Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The teacher leadership capacity allows NorthWood High School to address the federal and state mandates to uphold “A Tradition of Excellence” while teaming with the community to maintain a culture for success.

NorthWood Middle School

NorthWood Middle School Contact Information:
301 N. Elkhart St.
Wakarusa, IN 46573
Phone 574-862-2710

We currently provide service to approximately 700 students, grades 6-8. With the completion of a major construction project in 2003 we now have a beautiful, state-of-the-art educational facility our community is very proud of. A few of the new amenities include a centrally located media center, two gymnasiums, a large group instruction area and stadium seating.

Our staff provides a daily homeroom program to encourage involvement in a weekly intramural program, academic incentives and enrichment classes. Homeroom also provides a safe environment to address both social and emotional issues which are important to children at this age.

Academics are certainly a strong focus as evidenced by consistently high ISTEP+ scores. To encourage a partnership with parents and encourage their involvement in their child’s education, the staff has developed a Learning Fair to highlight each student’s individual progress. The former “arena-style” parent conference night has been changed into an interactive event that includes students sharing their portfolios, a reflection of their progress, and the use of an electronic grade book to provide concrete information to the parents.

The middle school staff is committed to their students and passionate about their subject. The use of interdisciplinary units, thematic units and a schedule that allows flexibility to collaborate, all provide lessons which teach and enrich the curriculum. Life is good at NorthWood Middle School!

Nappanee Elementary School

Nappanee Elementary School Contact Information:
755 E. VanBuren St.
Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone 574-773-7421
Our staff believe that learning is a lifelong process. Therefore, it is the responsibility of this school to provide an educational environment which promotes academic achievement, strong values, social skills, and physical growth.

The responsibility for educating our children is shared by teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community members alike, as we work closely together to provide the support which is essential for high student achievement. Our Bulldog Basics (Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, Personal Best, No Put Downs) continue to provide a strong and positive foundation for building on high academic expectations in a standards-driven curriculum.

Nappanee Elementary currently has an enrollment of just under 400 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. The Nappanee community shares a great pride in our school and the children we celebrate.

Woodview Elementary School

Woodview Elementary School Contact Information:
800 E. Woodview Dr.
Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone 574-773-3117

Woodview Elementary School has an enrollment of 475 students in grades Pre K through 5th grade and has served the children of Nappanee since 1992. The mission of Woodview Elementary School is to prepare successful and responsible citizens who are life-long learners.

The values of the Wa-Nee community foster a family-like school environment that produces a safe and happy place for students to learn. The policies and procedures at Woodview have been developed to promote good citizenship. Woodview has a caring and experienced staff that provides our students with learning experiences that enable them to develop in an environment that supports the individual's success. Working together, the staff, students, and parents have built Woodview Elementary School into a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Wakarusa Elementary School

Wakarusa Elementary School Contact Information:
400 N. Washington St.
Wakarusa, IN 46573
Phone 574-862-2000
Wakarusa Elementary opened in the Fall of 1992 and serves a student population of just over 500 in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Our caring and committed staff utilize best practices in instruction to ensure student success. School staff strive to provide a safe and supportive environment in order to help each child develop essential skills needed to reach his or her potential. Students enjoy a variety of learning activities in the classroom and extension activities to various learning sites in the community.

We believe that education is a cooperative effort between students, staff, parents and community. Wakarusa Elementary aims to utilize this cooperative effort to engage students in their learning and to help them develop ownership in the development of personal leadership traits and habits. It is our goal that students find their experiences here to be an exciting and rewarding journey as part of our school family.
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