Northwestern High School
Kokomo, Indiana

Welcome to NHS Online

  • As principal of Northwestern High School, it is my privilege to share information about our students, staff, and the purple pride community! Northwestern continues to be recognized as an "A" school by the Indiana Department of Education. In addition, we are ranked 4th in the state for our outstanding graduation rate! Northwestern offers ACP, dual credit, honors, college preparatory and remedial courses. We work diligently to identify students' needs and create individualized learning plans to meet those needs.

    One of our school goals states: NHS will collaborate to create a formal structure by which all students are well known by at least one adult advocate in the school. In order to meet our goal, students and staff participate in a new program entitled Face 2 Face. We have devoted a 20 minute period each day for students to meet with their F2F teacher. Students are able to spend two days reading, two days building relationships with their peers and teacher, and one day for miscellaneous activities such as understanding the college application process or examining career choices. Students remain with the same F2F teacher for four years. We have already seen some amazing results!

    Please feel free to visit Northwestern High School or call us with any celebrations or concerns. We want to hear from you!


    Kristen Bilkey


  • Attention All Seniors:

    Seniors must schedule their senior head shot appointment with Mike Wise Photography by September 1st. It is not necessary to have your head shot taken by that date but only have the appointment made by that date. Please call 765-868-0070 or email Mike Wise at to set up your appointment or for more information.

    2014-2015 Pesticide Registry

    By completing the Pesticide Notification Registry Form one will be notified 48 hours in advance of any application of pesticides at Northwestern Schools.


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    National Honor Society

    Opportunity for membership in the Northwestern Chapter of National Honor Society occurs during the second semester of junior and/or senior years. To become a member, the student must first qualify in the area of scholarship and then must meet the conditions outlined under character, service, and leadership. All applications will be reviewed and voted on by a Faculty Council appointed by the Principal.

    Scholarship – Must have a cumulative “B” grade point average, which is a 7.900 on Northwestern’s grading scale. Every student who qualifies with this grade point average will be invited to apply for membership. After submitting an application, the student will be considered for membership based on the following criteria:

    Character This includes a demonstration of honesty, reliability, observation of rules, perseverance and application to studies, avoidance of cheating in any form, lack of participation in illegal activities such as drinking of alcoholic beverages and the consumption of illegal drugs, and exemplification of desirable personality traits (cheerfulness, friendliness, and stability). Character will be considered by staff evaluation and by evaluation of each student’s discipline record.

    Service The student must have been active in at least four different Northwestern High School service clubs and/or community organizations/activities/clubs OR accumulated a minimum of 15 volunteer hours in one organization. Service is the goal of this category. Service is defined as reaching out and assisting others or performing a useful community service without receiving compensation. Documentation of your acts of service should be included with the NHS application.

    Leadership The candidate must hold at least one major leadership position at Northwestern High School or in an outside group, such as class officer, club officer, society officer, editor of newspaper or yearbook, varsity athlete or cheerleader, band drum major, band captains, band/choir section leader, and varsity singer. If the applicant does not currently hold a leadership position, he/she may still meet this criterion if he/she can list three leadership roles held previously at school or in the community since the ninth grade.

    It is important for you to follow the instructions for the application. Please make sure to submit the application by the due date. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Students should begin developing their membership potential for National Honor Society in their freshman year of high school. If you have any questions about National Honor Society, please contact Mrs. A. Miller, the faculty advisor.

    Revised 1/13 


Mission Statement

Through the quality of its staff, curriculum, instruction, and extra-curricular offerings, Northwestern High School provides a positive and supportive environment that challenges each student to strive for excellence in developing skills in life-long learning, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility, and respect for others and self.